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State Fair Rib Showdown to Be Held During the 2010 Event


LEWISBURG, WV (06/30/2010)(readMedia)– The State Fair of West Virginia has just announced the details for the first Rib Showdown to be held Tuesday, August 17 during the 2010 State Fair. Randi Nikolas, Concessions Special Events Manager stated, “We are so excited to present a Rib Showdown! So many people visit the fair for the food, so what better way to showcase food than with a food challenge?

Check-In Time for contestants will be from 7:00 am to 9:00 am and the entry deadline is August 2, 2010. The entry fee per team fee per team is $100. All contestants will receive two (2) Gate Admission Tickets, One (1) Preferred Parking Pass, One (1) Cooking Area (10 x 10), 3 full slabs of St. Louis style ribs provided by Kroger, charcoal provided by Sam’s Club of Beckley (depending on your cooking style additional ribs and/or charcoal may be needed, so please plan your supplies accordingly).

First Place will receive $500 presented by ‘Hearth Home by Ash’s Chimney Sweep’ – Holland Grill. Second Place will receive $250 and third receives $150.

Each team will consist of a designated Chief Cook and as many assistants as the Chief Cook deems necessary. Each team will provide cooking equipment used exclusively by that team within the team’s assigned cooking space of a 10′ x 10′ area. Entries will be judged by a judging team (minimum of three (3) judges). Entries will be scored in areas of APPEARANCE, TENDERNESS/TEXTURE and TASTE.

Entry deadline is August 2nd, 2010. Please visit for complete rules and details.

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