The ingredients and cooking methods are wide open.
According to the rules, “All entries must have, as their main ingredient, any animal commonly found dead on the side of the road: groundhog, opossum, deer, rabbit, squirrel, snake, etc. Pigs, cows, chicken, fish, horses, and goats are also in that category. However, it need not actually come off the side of the road (and most of the judges would prefer that it didn’t).”
Entries will be judged on taste, originality, presentation and showmanship. A key element will be the written recipe (truth optional).
The creative chefs will vie for a $500 top prize. Entry fee is $50.
Cooking begins at 9 a.m. Public tasting begins at 11:30 a.m., with judging at 2 p.m. Teams can serve different items for public tasting and the judges if they choose.
Tasting Kits are $5 in advance or $7 at the event. The Kit tickets are available at Oologah Tag Agency and Lakeside State Bank.
The event is sponsored by the Oologah Area Chamber of Commerce, Oologah Boy Scout Troop 199, and Oologah FFA.
The FFA chapter will host a livestock show Aug. 8 through 10 in conjunction with the cookoff. The livestock show will be held at the FFA facility at the school. A Buddy Show will be held on Saturday afternoon in downtown Oologah.
Xtreme Party Zone will bring some of their inflatables for the kids and offer Kettle Corn.
“The day will be fun for the whole family,” said Chamber President Ashley Schondel. “Dress the kids in clothes you don’t mind getting wet–the fire department will bring one of their units to provide a little spray time for the kids.”
Download the entry packet here: Road Kill Cook Off Entry Packet