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Second ANNUAL!

FarMers Market Crockpot Cook-Off

The time has come to dust off your crockpot and put on your chef’s hat.
Sign up to bring your tastiest, signature crockpot , soup or chili (any style you want). 
Enter to win one of three categories or try to win all three!


3 winners at each Market location

Best of Show

Most Farmers Market/Local Ingredients
The More Local The Better

Best Vegetarian

All Vegetables, Vegetable Broth or Stock, Containing No Animal Meat or Animal Products

Best Meat

Beef, Pork, Lamb, Chicken or Turkey, No Wild Game Local Meat Encouraged



  • Tents

  • Tables

  • Electricity

  • Power Strips

  • 2 oz. Serving Ladle

  • Tasting Serving Bowls

  • Spoons

  • Printed Information Card


  • Crockpot full of deliciousness

  • Entry fee if necessary

  • An appetite :)


  • Bring crockpot already cooked and ready to eat

  • There will be an hour for set up so as to allow crockpots to get hot etc.

  • Each crockpot will be given an identification number

  • The number is visible to the public

  • Voter/Tasters each get 3 votes to be dropped into a ballet box, 1 for each category

  • Keep the cook of each crockpot a secret—as to not throw the vote!

  • “Self-Serve” Tasting

  • 2 oz. Serving Ladles provided

  • Crock Pot Requirements: minimum size, 6 quarts

  • Contestants may enter more than 1 crockpot

  • Each crockpot may only be entered into one category

  • Each contestant is responsible for cleaning up their area at the end of the Cook-Off

  • There will not be an area for cleaning of dishes

  • No items shall be allowed to remain after the close of the Cook-Off



  • $10, 1/entry

  • $15, 2/entries

  • $20, 3/entries

  • ALL Member Vendors receive 1 Free Entry

Tasting Ticket

  • $5 Adult Tasting

  • $2 Kid Tasting (9 & Under)

  • ALL Member Vendors receive 1 Free Tasting Ticket

Tasting Includes

  • Voting Rights

  • 1, 2 oz sample of every crockpot

Contestants must enter to participate by October 19th at 5 PM

Enter Below or Enter in person at the Farmers Markets
Salida, Market Saturdays, 8 AM to 12:30 PM in Alpine Park

10:15 PM - 10:45 PM
Drop-Off / Set Up

11:00 PM - 01:00 PM

01:15 PM
Winner Announced