National Cornbread Festival Enter Your Recipe in The 2019 Cornbread Cook-off! By: Lodge Cast Iron / November 30, 2018 The 2019 Lodge Cast Iron National Cornbread Cook-off is now accepting recipe contest entries! Win $5,000 cash and other great prizes by submitting an original recipe for a cornbread entrée. Details below! E-mail this page Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter Print this page The last full weekend in April our hometown of South Pittsburg, Tennessee comes alive as we celebrate a Southern staple: cornbread. As a part of the National Cornbread Festival, Lodge sponsors the National Cornbread Cook-off, a search for the nation's best cornbread entree. Recipe entries for the 23rd annual Cook-Off must be original, prepared with at least one cup of Martha White Cornbread Mix, and cooked in Lodge Cast Iron cookware. Contestants can be bloggers, food enthusiasts, and culinary students, but no paid professional chefs or graduates of a culinary institution. Lodge will select ten finalists to compete live on stage during the National Cornbread Festival on April 27, 2019. Recipe entries will be accepted until January 31, 2019. Click here to learn more about the Cook-Off and to submit your recipe! In addition to the best cook-off trophy — the coveted skillet crown — the Cook-off champion will receive a $5,000 cash prize and a 30-inch stainless steel gas range (a $3,250 value) from FiveStar® Professional Cooking Equipment, as well as special gifts from Martha White and Lodge Cast Iron. The second place winner will receive $1,500 and third place will receive $1,000. The remaining seven finalists walk away with $150. All finalists receive a $500 travel reimbursement and a gift basket courtesy of Martha White and Lodge Cast Iron. The National Cornbread Festival offers a full weekend of family-friendly fun that includes live entertainment, a carnival, and more than 50 food and crafts vendors. Best of all? Taste delicious new cornbread recipes in our Cornbread Alley. Visitors can also stop by the historic Princess Theatre to enjoy a variety of exhibits, view classic cars at the Cruise-In, and tour the Lodge Cast Iron Foundry. Make plans to come join in the fun — or enter the competition today! Click here for more information. Lodge News Want to know what's cooking at Lodge Cast Iron? Stay tuned for the latest company updates, right at your fingertips. View all Lodge news The Lodge Museum of Cast Iron opens October 8! 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