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State Fair to Host Dole Canned Fruit Dessert Baking Competition





SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
NEWS RELEASE

 

 

 

For Immediate Release: July 29, 2016
Media Contact: Candi Briley, (605) 353-7340

 


State Fair to Host Dole Canned Fruit Dessert Baking Competition

 

(Huron, SD) – The South Dakota State Fair has teamed up with Dole to find the best dessert in South Dakota using Dole canned fruit. The Dole Canned Fruit Dessert Baking Competition is on Sunday, Sept. 4, at 11 a.m. in the Women’s Building Kitchen.

 

To participate, contestants must create a dessert that includes Dole’s line of canned fruits as one of the main ingredients. Entries can be breads, cookies, pies, cakes, bars or any other baked, dessert-focused dish. Contestants must bring their entry already prepared; no baking will be done onsite.

 

There are two age categories, 17 years old and under and 18 years old and older. First place in the youth division will receive $250, while second place will receive $125 and $75 for third place. First place in the adult division will receive $500, while second place will receive $250 and $125 for third place.

 

Contest rules and a pre-registration form can be found online at www.sdstatefair.com under the special events tab. Pre-registration is not required, but encouraged. More information can also be obtained by calling the State Fair Office at 605.353.7340.

 

The 2016 South Dakota State Fair will run from Thursday, Sept. 1, through Monday, Sept. 5. Channel Seeds Preview night will be Wednesday, Aug. 31. This year’s theme is “Thrills, Squeals and Ferris Wheels.” For more information on State Fair events, contact the Fair office at 800-529-0900, visit www.sdstatefair.com or find them on Facebook or Twitter.

 

Agriculture is a major contributor to South Dakota’s economy, generating $25.6 billion in annual economic activity and employing over 115,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's mission is to promote, protect, preserve and improve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at http://sdda.sd.gov or find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

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