By John Stefanic
Plumas Sierra County Fair Manager
The pressure became too much! Who really makes the best carrot cake in Plumas County? We need to know and the folks at Sav Mor Foods and the Plumas Sierra County Fair Foundation are going to find out. For six months, beginning in December, Plumas County residents can finally put their recipes where their mouths are (you know what we mean!) and compete for the title of “Best of Plumas County.”
Of course, the Plumas Sierra County Fair exists to judge all that our community has made, raised, and grown, but these are particular things that people seem to brag about the most. All of them are of a general nature; you will not find the usual specific categories of, for example, cookies. This competition will establish the best cookie in Plumas County, be it peanut butter or a Snickerdoodle. The judging will be conducted by average people whose number one qualification for judging is that they like to eat. We don’t want someone to win because a professional judge noticed they sautéed the shitaki mushrooms before gently folding them into the meatloaf. No, we want someone to bite into that meatloaf and go, “OMG, that’s a 10!” simply because they like the taste. That goes for the other items: cornbread, soup, carrot cake, and bread. Six competitions in total. Entry is free and the winner of each competition will receive an authentic “Best of” rosette ribbon, a commemorative plaque and a $100 gift certificate to Sav Mor Foods in Quincy.
It is easy to enter; Obtain a registration form from the Fair website (www.plumas-sierracountyfair.net), or pick one up at Sav Mor Foods or the Fair Office. Fill out your usual name and contact information, choose which competitions you want to enter, and drop it off at the show office or bring it with your first competition. Instructions are on the form and on the website. All entries will be dropped off at the Tulsa Scott Pavilion at the Plumas Sierra County Fairgrounds on the day of the competitions between 4 and 6:30 p.m. Closed judging will begin around 7 p.m. and the winner will be announced on Facebook when results are known. posted.
The first contest is for cookies on December 6th. It is followed by cornbread on January 10, 2023, soup on February 7, 2023, carrot cake on March 7, 2023, bread on April 4, 2023, and finally meatloaf on mayo. 9, 2023. This is your chance to leave a legacy in Plumas County that will last forever, or at least until we have another competition and someone knocks you off the podium!