Chokecherry Culinary Contest

Held during Lewistown's Annual Chokecherry Festival, the Culinary Contest is a beloved tradition, and a great opportunity to showcase family recipes or dream up creative new ways to use chokecherries in the kitchen! 

The contest is FREE TO ENTER and open to all ages. Prizes will be awarded in 18 different categories, plus awards for “Best Presentation” and “Best in Show”. Entries are due between 8-9am Sept. 7th. Judging will take place from 9-10am, with the public invited to view and sample entries at 10:30. 

Download the 2019 Entry Form or pick up a copy from the Lewistown Art Center. **Please note that recipes must be submitted for each entry, with the exception of those in the “Commercial Product” category.** 

Best of luck, and happy cooking!


  • Appetizer
  • Sauce / Salad Dressing
  • Main Dish
  • Jelly & Jam
  • Syrup
  • Cake, any shape/size
  • Cupcakes
  • Cookies
  • Pie
  • Dessert, other
  • Yeast breads
  • Quick breads
  • Beverage with Alcohol
  • Beverage without Alcohol
  • Non-Food Product or craft
  • Miscellaneous
  • Youth Division (12 and under)
  • Commercial Product


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