Dutch Oven Cooking Contest

9/16/2022 to 9/18/2022 | Crowder State Park | Trenton, MO

Make your reservations now for the 2022 Dutch Oven Cooking Contest Weekend!

Also, register for the Dutch Oven Cooking Contest by Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, at 10 a.m. by emailing crowder.state.park@dnr.mo.gov the following information: campsite number, name, youth or adult entry, and category of entries. Categories include main meal, chili or soup, dessert, bread, judge's favorite, and fan favorite.

Event Schedule:

Friday, Sept. 16

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. 17

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Walk around the campground! See and smell what everyone else is making! Trade hints, ideas and recipes with your fellow campers! Drop your entry for the fan favorite in the box located outside the check station trailer.

4-5 p.m. – Two judges will walk through the campground, taste testing the entries!

6:30 p.m. – Winners of the Dutch Oven Cooking Contest will be announced at the campground amphitheater!

Sunday, Sept. 18

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