Friday, March 7, 2014

Warrens Cranberry Accepting Entries for the Recipe and Quilt & Needlework Contests

Warrens Cranberry Festival is currently accepting entries for both the Recipe and Quilt & Needlework Contests.  Click here for a complete set of contest rules for both contests.

2014 Recipe Contest - "Cranberries...Every Day, Every Way, Every Table!"

  • Deadline for entries is May 30, 2014
  • Create a unique and original recipe using cranberries.  (Main dish, salad, soup, snack, dessert, bread, jam, jelly etc.)
    • Two categories of entry:
      • Fresh Cranberry Division (fresh or frozen berries)
      • Processed Cranberry Division (juices, dried cranberries, sauces)
  • This contest is open to all cooks 8 years of age and older, except professional chefs. 
  • You do not need to be a Wisconsin resident to enter.
  • Contestants may submit two recipes in each division, but only one recipe will be selected for the final competition.
  • Twenty finalists will be chosen, ten from each division. 
    • Finalists will be notified by June 16, 2014. 
  • To be eligible for prizes, a finalist must personally bring their finished cranberry product, prepared exactly from the recipe submitted to the Warrens Cranberry Festival on the first day of the Festival for the judging of the Recipe Contest.  Friday, September 26, 2014.
    • Prizes:
      • Six Visa Gift Cards in the amount of $75, $50, and $25 (for first, second and third place winners in each category)
      • Six pieces of cookware (for the first, second and third place winners in each category)
Recipe Contest Sponsors:  Farmers & Merchants Bank of Tomah/Warrens and Kitchen Craft Cookware.

2014 Quilt & Needlework Contest

  • All entries will be displayed and visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favorites.
  • Warrens Cranberry Festival Queen, Princesses and President will also select their favorites.
  • The Contest will not be critiqued or judged by someone certified in quilting.
  • Seven categories of entry:
    • Class I - Bed Quilts
    • Class II - Crib Quilts
    • Class III - Youth (entrants under the age of 18 years of age)
    • Class IV - Wall Hangings
    • Class V - Unclassified, Quilted or Unquilted (pillows, clothing etc.)
    • Class VI - Needlework
    • Class VII - Cranberry (any item but it MUST pertain to cranberries)
  • All entries MUST pre-register by September 12, 2014
  • Prizes:
    • A People's Choice Ribbon and cash prize will be awarded to the first place winners of each category.
    • A second and third place ribbon will be awarded in each category.
    • A ribbon and gift will be awarded to the winners of the Queen, Princesses and President's favorites.
  • All entries will be displayed during the festival at the Wetherby Stone Building on the corner of Hayes and Main Streets in Warrens.
For a complete set of rules for these contests and all the Festival contests, please visit the link above.

Warrens Cranberry Festival - September 26-28, 2014

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