Cooking Competitions are really HEATING up at the Warren County Farmers' Fair! | Explore Warren


Cooking Competitions are really HEATING up at the Warren County Farmers' Fair!

Get ready to cook and compete at this year's Farmers' Fair! Bring your best game (and St. Louis style pork ribs) for the Fair's BBQ Ribs Cook Off on Saturday, July 28th! Eight ribs, cut with bone in, shall be turned in to a team of judges. Your ribs will be judged on appearance, flavor, texture and tenderness. Cash prizes will be awarded to the best team! Each team can have up to four members. Want to sponsor a team and get some exposure for your business? Contact Jason at For more detailed information, rules & regulations, please visit the Ribs Rules Page. Carrot Cake, Blueberry Pie, Brownies & Oatmeal Cookies, Oh My! There's a NEW day and time for the Baking Contest at the Fair: Saturday, July 28. Prizes for 1st through 3rd places in all 3 divisions! Adults (16 years old and up) bake a Carrot Cake (9 inch round, 3 layer, with icing of your choice, additions such as raisins and nuts are optional) or a Blueberry Pie (9 inch, double crust). Tweens (ages 10 to 15) bake Brownies (Chocolate, with icing of your choice, baked & presented in square pan, additions - ie nuts, chips - optional). Youth (under 10) bake Oatmeal Cookies with raisins, decorative sugar glaze optional, submit 6 for display. To view more detailed rules online please visit the Baking Contest page.

Warren County Farmers' Fair & Hot Air Balloon Festival

Celebrating its 81st year of providing affordable family fun, the Farmers' Fair continues through Saturday, featuring the Hot Air Balloon Festival and the 21st Annual Traditional Arts Expo as well. Highlights include carnival wrist band specials; motorized events (tractor pulls Wednesday and Thursday, Demolition Derby Sunday and Friday, and the unique Mud Bog events Saturday); a hay bale rolling contest; pro wrestling; music; Mass Hot Air Balloon Launches; and so much more!