Healthy spiced butternut squash muffins. Fall seasonal vegetable food. Thanksgiving homemade sweet pastry.

Healthy spiced butternut squash muffins. Fall seasonal vegetable food. Thanksgiving homemade sweet pastry.

2017 Squashtoberfest

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Is your garden overflowing with squash? Then now is the time to start creating new recipes for the upcoming Squashtoberfest!

Our annual cooking contest aptly named “Squashtoberfest” is looking for home cooks, aspiring amateur chefs and TV network “foodies” to enter our day long, three-event cooking competition for pumpkin & squash lovers. The contest, sponsored by Pioneer® Sugar, WSGW Newsradio 790 and Tomac Pumpkin Patch, will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 in Zehnders of Frankenmuth’s main dining room from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM. If you have a sweet recipe, soup recipe or savory recipe send it in with the required form by October 1, 2017. You may be selected as one of 10 finalists in the category you entered. Feel free to enter all three categories!

What qualifies as a pumpkin or squash? That would be any member of the gourd family. This includes summer varieties with thin skins and edible seeds like zucchini and yellow crookneck squash. Plus winter squash varieties with hard skins and hard shell seeds such as: butternut, hubbard, buttercup, spaghetti, patty pan and of course pumpkin!

The prizes given out for each category will be:
1st Place winner will receive; $200, 40 lbs. of Pioneer® Sugar and 4 tickets to Zehnder’s Christmas Dinner Show (value of $192).
2nd Place; $100, 20 lbs. of Pioneer® Sugar and dinner for 4 at Zehnder’s Restaurant.
3rd Place; $50 gift card, 10 lbs. of Pioneer® Sugar and dinner for 2 at Zehnder’s Restaurant.

Download the Entry Form or Submit your Recipe here on our site.

Deadline for your entry is October 1, 2017. So don’t wait too long!

 
 

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