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Massachusetts Maple Syrup Cooking Contest

Massachusetts Maple Syrup Cooking Contest


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Guidelines & Entry Form

Sponsored by the Massachusetts Maple Producers Association

Massachusetts maple syrup is the most versatile, all-natural, healthy sweetener. Use it to make your favorite appetizer or snack and enter your creation in the Massachusetts Maple Syrup Cooking Contest at the 2017 Big E. First prize is $100.



Flavor (80%), Appearance (20%)


1st Place: $100, 2nd Place: $50, 3rd Place: $25.

Each winner will receive a Massachusetts Maple Producers Association hat.



  •  Use Massachusetts maple syrup as an ingredient in any snack or appetizer recipe.  For maple syrup information, visit  Bring your prepared entry and matching recipe to the New England Center between 8:30am-9:30am on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. Judging starts promptly at 10am.  Limit one entry per person. You must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  Entries must be presented as a completed dish, with enough quantity for 4 judges to taste.  Recipes should be named, original, unpublished, and the sole property of entrant.  Submissions must include the name of the recipe, a list of ingredients with standard U.S. measurements for each, and complete, step-by-step cooking instructions.  Entries must be submitted with entrant’s name, address and phone number.  You must be present to compete. With entry submission, you accept all contest rules and agree to be bound by the judges’ decisions, which will be final.  The Massachusetts Maple Producers Association reserves the right to publish, and use any or all of your recipe in any form of media, with appropriate credit to the original entrant. Taxes are the responsibility of the winner. Contest is void where prohibited or otherwise regulated by law.

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Massachusetts Maple Syrup Cooking Contest

Sponsored by the Massachusetts Maple Producers Association

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Entry forms must be received by September 8, 2017.

Exhibitor agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Fair from and against any liability, claim, loss or expense (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of any injury or damage which is caused by, arises from or is any way connected with participation in this program or event, excepting only that caused by the sole active negligence of the Fair. Fair Management shall not be responsible for accidents or losses that may occur to any of the exhibitors or exhibits at the Fair. The exhibitor (or parent / guardian of a minor) is responsible for any injury or damage resulting from the exhibitor’s participation in the program or event. This includes any injury to others or to the exhibitor or to the exhibitor’s property.

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Print and mail entry form

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Entries may be submitted


Fax: 413-205-5104

Mail: Eastern States Exposition

Creative Arts – Mass Maple Cooking Contest

1305 Memorial Avenue

West Springfield MA 01089



If you have any questions, please contact the Creative Arts Department:
Phone: (413) 205-5015
Fax: (413) 205-5104
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