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MIKE THOMPSON - CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL
2018 CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL SEEKS SUBMISSION FOR BERRY BLAST OFF RECIPE CONTEST
The 35th Annual California Strawberry Festival is seeking those with a love of strawberries and an artistic culinary flair to enter its "Berry Blast Off Recipe Contest."
Submissions must be original, non-baked, sweet or savory-tasting strawberry dishes. Entries can include sauces, desserts entrées, dips, drinks, jams, spreads--any food or drink creation that includes strawberries (of course), fresh ingredients and shows creativity.
The deadline to submit a recipe is April 6. Those who have already won the contest two or more times are not eligible to enter. Send recipes with name/address/phone/email/contact info, recipe ingredients and step-by-step preparation:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (submit in both memo and attachment form)
- Fax: 805-385-4729
- Mail: California Strawberry Festival, Attn: Berry Blast Off, 1661 Pacific Avenue #15, Oxnard, CA 93033
- Online Form: www.CAStrawberryFestival.org, click on "Events & Attractions" and then "Contests."
The grand prize winner receives four passes to the festival's VIP pavilion, one VIP parking pass, a 4-day, 3-night getaway vacation at a Welk Resort property (airfare not included) and a Cutco studio knife set valued at close to $500. The runner-up receives a one night stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard, a $100 gift certificate to Tierra Sur at Herzog Wine Cellars, four passes to the festival's VIP pavilion and one VIP festival parking pass.