Museum plans Dutch oven cook-off
GRAVETTE — The Gravette Historical Museum announced plans for hosting its fifth annual Dutch Oven Cook-off on Gravette Day. The event will take place on the grounds of the museum on Aug. 12, with cooking beginning at 8 a.m. Judging will begin at 1 p.m., a public tasting will begin at 2 p.m. and winners will be announced at 3 p.m.
Randi VanNoy, museum curator, is coordinating the cook-off event. She said there will be two divisions, a threepot division in which entrants will prepare a main dish, a bread and a dessert, and a novice division, in which they will prepare only one dish.
Judging in the three-pot division will be on originality, creativity, presentation, taste and teamwork. The entry fee is $20 per team. Medals will be given and cash prizes will be awarded with $150 going to the first-place team, $100 to the second-place team and $75 to the third-place team. The people’s choice award winner, determined by votes from the samplers in the taste testing, will receive a $50 award.
Entrants in the novice division will pay an entry fee of $15 for two team members. Children age 10 and older may enter if accompanied by an adult.
Entrants in both divisions are asked to submit recipes for the dishes they prepare. For a complete list of rules and contest entry forms, contact Randi VanNoy, 479-866-7297 or randi email@example.com, or Patti Bertschy, 479-721-2143 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the museum at 503 Charlotte Street, N.E., to pick up information.