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Saturday, September 24, 2022
Dover Middle School Campus
135 College Street, Dover, AR  72837

No Entry Fee - Limit of 3 persons per team.

Deadline to enter - September 16, 2022

Cooking begins at 9:00 am.  Judging starts at 1:00 pm.  PLEASE NOTE START TIME.

The rules are fairly simple.  Dry beans can be presoaked.  Food must be cooked on an open fire, either wood or charcoal.  No camp stoves, smokers, propane burners or barbecue grills are allowed.  You must bring your own wood/charcoal.  Portable, elevated fire pans are required.  No fire pits may be dug.  Judging of food entries will be blind, but appearance and interaction with the public will be considered on the Showmanship Judging.  You can have a corporate sponsor and display their logo at your camp without penalty in judging.  We encourage you to display a sign identifying your team.  You will be assigned a number for judging.

SHOWMANSHIP - A secret "Field Judge" will be viewing your camp as you prepare your food.  You will be judged on camp appearance and organization; team attire; interaction with the public; technical skill with utensils and ovens; and safe food handling practices.

FOOD - There will be 3 categories:

     -Bread - Must be yeast or sour dough; sweet, i.e. cinnamon rolls are acceptable

     -Main Dish


Separate dishes must be submitted for each category (i.e. a biscuit topped stew could not be entered in both bread and main dish categories).

Judging will begin at 1:00 pm.  You will fill out a food Judging Sheet with TEAM NUMBER (not name), category, name of dish, and copies of the recipe, and present it with each food item to be judged.  Entry MUST be presented in the Dutch Oven in which it was prepared, or on the lid.  Please provide serving utensils with each entry, including a knife for cutting if necessary.  Winners will be announced at the main stage in front of the field house as soon as possible.  Please have at least 1 team member present at the stage for the award ceremony and pictures.

AWARDS - 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place overall winners (total points in all categories) will receive cash prizes of: 


1st place $200;

2nd place $150;

3rd place $100

PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD - Voted on by tasters.  Surprise award.

We will return the food to your camp after each category is judged.  After ALL judging is completed, we will provide tasting bowls to the public.  They will come to your camp to be served.  This is for "Tasting", not a meal.

By submitting the "Team Entry Form & Disclaimer Agreement" below, you are agreeing to the following:

-That we will compete in the Ozark Memories Day Dutch Oven Cook-Off sponsored by the Dover Area Chamber of Commerce.

-That the food cooked for competition will be given to the public in "tasting bowls" after the judging is final.

-That only legal ingredients and additives will be used in foods prepared.  All reasonable safety, hygiene and cleanliness measures will be practiced as applicable to the cooking methods used.

-I/we understand that the decisions of the judges will be final.

For further information please contact 

Denise Wallis


Team Entry Form & Disclaimer Agreement

Team Members (up to 3 members)

Thanks for registering.

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