Chatham County's Traditional Music Festival

September 12 - 14, 2024

hoppin’ john cook-off

Hoppin’ John Cook-Off: Saturday at 3:30pm

Back by popular demand! Well… probably. So many folks have been asking, wanting, hoping for the cook-off’s return, and we hear you and want to accommodate. So, it’s officially on the schedule! However, in order to keep it there, we’ll need at least 10 folks to register as hoppin’ john chefs by Thursday, Sept 5th.

Here’s the scoop:

  • All cooking must be done on-site, at the cook-off, which will be held in the new barn structure in the food court.
  • To qualify as hoppin’ john, the dish must contain black-eyed peas. Other ingredients are up to the chef — creativity is encouraged!
  • Cooking will begin at 12pm on Saturday, September 14, 2024.
  • Winners will be decided by taster’s choice. Tasting will happen at 3:30pm.
  • There is a $30 registration fee. This fee will also grant your admission to the festival for the weekend. Once you have begun cooking, you will be given a $15 refund, bringing the total paid to the same as other contestants. Should we fail to get the required number of contestants, this fee will be fully refunded.
  • 1st Prize: $125      2nd: $75       3rd: $50
  • Tasters stay tuned in early September for the full schedule!

Click HERE to register!

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