Dutch Oven Cooking Contest

9/20/2024 to 9/22/2024 | Crowder State Park | Trenton, MO

Make your reservations now for the 2024 Dutch Oven Cooking Contest Weekend!! Register for the Dutch oven cooking contest by 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2024, by sending the following information to crowder.state.park@dnr.mo.gov: campsite number, name, youth or adult entry, and categories that you wish to enter. The categories are main meal, chili or soup, dessert, sides, and bread.

Event schedule:

Friday Sept. 20

3 p.m. – Check in to your reserved campsite! Dust off your Dutch ovens and check your supplies for your favorite Dutch oven recipes!

Saturday Sept. 21 – Walk around the campground! See and smell what everyone else is making! 

2-4 p.m. – Dutch oven demonstration at Campsite 6 – Park staff will prepare their favorite dishes and give hints for outdoor cooking.

4-5 p.m. – Campground-wide potluck and campfire cooking demonstration – Bring your Dutch ovens to Site 6 for judging and to share with your fellow campers! Park staff will prepare their favorite dishes to share! Trade hints and recipes with everyone.

5 p.m. – Winners will be announced at Campsite 6! 

Sunday, Sept. 22

Pack up and head home with new recipes to try at your next campout!!

Crowder State Park is located at:

76 NW Highway 128, Trenton, MO | 660-359-6473

Associated activities

  • Camping