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A fun contest with amazing prizes! It’s for the  race goers that love to really “do up” their tailgate food & presentation and for those that just love to have fun at the Races.
There is no entry fee, the judging is fun and there are great prizes!
Sponsored by Piedmont Virginia Magazine

This year our celebrity chef judge is JASON DANIELS, chef at the newly remodeled Inn at Willow Grove.

Grand prize from the Inn at Meander Plantation is a two night stay including a dinner for two at their renowned restaurant. A truly Virginia experience at a historic inn just minutes from Montpelier.

The Inn at Meander Plantation

Other Prizes include overnight accommodations at the Middleton Inn with dinner at the Blue Rock Inn, a gift basket from CASPARI and more.

Grand Prize –  Best Use of Locally Grown Products
Runner-up – Best Use of Locally Grown Products

Grand Prize – Chef’s Choice,
Runner-up – Chef’s  Choice

Grand Prize – “Having Most Fun”
Runner-up- Having Most Fun”

Remember to be part of the fun you must enter by Nov 1. Click here for entry form!


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Another new competitor in 2009, Meadow Farm even brought the oriental rug to the tailgate. Delicious food, wonderful presentation & good fun!

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These first time Tailgate competitors really have it all together – great food – great theme & attention to detail! We look forward to seeing them again next year!

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T.R.U.E.G.R.I.T.S – this group of friends just plain knows how to have fun. Everyone contributes to the day with a wide range of cheer & food from ‘Montpelier Raspberry Champagne’ to ‘Oyster Shooters’.

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Pat Price tailgate of elegant homemade traditional fare won the hearts & tastebuds of the judging team. Details included homemade condiments and desserts.

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Grand Prize Winner Best Theme

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Chef's Choice Award Winner

The first Saturday in November always brings out the best of times in Orange Virginia! As we made our way around the Race course our judging team was blessed by excellent weather, outstanding food and great fun.

Grand Prize Best in Theme: Hats off to Tradition – Douglas Ponton and the 2 Elaines
Winner of weekend for 2 at the Boars Head Inn & 2 julep cups and a 1 year subscription to Piedmont Virginia Magazine  (Thank you Competition Sponsors Piedmont Virginian Magazine for this wonderful prize!)
Runner up Best in Theme: Howell Taylor – Meadowlark Farm
Winner of delightfully abundance gift basket from Its About Thyme in Culpepper VA

Grand Prize Chef’s Choice Award: Pat Price – Pat wowed Chef Patrick O’Connell with her superb traditional menu.
Winner of dinner for 2 and overnight accommodations at the Inn of Little Washington.
(Thank you Chef Patrick & the Inn at Little Washington!)
Runner up Chef’s Choice Award: Donald Laffert
Winner of Two Tickets to a Featured Event of your Choice at the 2010 Castleton Festival
(Thank you Lorin & Dietlinde Maazel, Artistic Directors)

Most Fun! Award: Hands down winners: T.R.U.E. G.R.I.T.S, this group of friends knows how to enjoy the races!
Winner of  AmTrak travel miles. (Thank you AmTrak)
Runner up Most Fun! Award: Tim Wheeler and ‘olremus’  Fun Beach Party style!
Winner of selection of VA Wines.

All Winners presented with Subscription to Piedmont Virginian Magazine.  All entries recieved certificate of appreciation & copy of Piedmont Virginian Magazine featuring Chef Patrick O’Connel.

Pat Price with Patrick O'Connel, Candy Lynn & Thom Pellikaan Grand Prize Best Theme - Elaine & Elaine

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