Tama County Farm Bureau is sponsoring a cookout contest to be held on Sunday, July 29 at the John Ernest Vineyard in Tama. The contest will be held in the afternoon and local barbecue enthusiast will work to win the right to compete in the state contest at the Iowa State Fair.
This is the 49th year for the Iowa Farm Bureau cookout contest.
The entries will be judged on the basis of taste, appearance and originality. Contestants will compete in one of the following six categories: beef, pork, lamb, poultry, turkey or combo/specialty. Combo is a recipe combining one or more meats from the eligible meat categories. Specialty includes domestically raised meats including venison, goat, and fish, etc. excluding wild game.
A Cookout Champion will be named, and awards will be given to winners in each category. Special recognition will also go to winners of the showmanship, youth and team cooking categories.
The County Cookout Champion, along with all first place category winners and winners of the showmanship, youth and team awards will have the chance to compete in the state finals at the Iowa State Fair on August 14, 2012.
To register or for more information contact Ron Busch at 641-499-2440 or the county office at 641-484-3361. Entertainment in the afternoon at the vineyard will be Milk and Honey.