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Bisquick Family Favorites Recipe Contest

Created January 10, 2017
What makes a great fair even better? Tasty midway eats! Bisquick is taking its classic mix on-the-road challenging America’s kitchen cooks to enter their own show stopping Bisquick recipe into the Bisquick Family Favorites Recipe Contest.

Our bright yellow box will pop up at state and county fairs as local cooks and bakers go head-to-head in a bout to see whose Bisquick recipe wows family, friends and fair judges. Use Bisquick to reinvent a classic appetizer or revitalize an everyday main meal; show us what you can do with Bisquick® by entering the new Bisquick Family Favorites Recipe Contest!

We’ll unveil the winners and feature their recipes this fall on In the meantime, get inspired by our best-ever Bisquick recipes!


1st Place: $100, 2nd Place: $50, 3rd Place: $25
*Winners at each fair receive an award certificate and celebratory apron.

Judging Criteria:

40% Taste; 40% Ease of Preparation; 20% Overall Appeal


City (Major City)


Judging Time

Wisconsin State Fair West Allis (Milwaukee) WI Saturday, July 27 at 1p.
Ohio State Fair Columbus OH Tuesday, July 30 at 11a.
San Diego County Fair Del Mar (San Diego) CA Sunday, June 23 at 1p.
Iowa State Fair Des Moines IA Monday, August 12 at 9:30a.
Indiana State Fair Indianapolis IN Saturday, August 17 at 3p.
Kentucky State Fair Louisville KY Wednesday, August 21 at 6p.
New York State Fair Syracuse NY Thursday, August 29 at 10a.
Illinois State Fair Springfield IL Sunday, August 11 at 9:30a.
Washington County Fair Washington (Pittsburgh) PA Saturday, August 10 at 1p.
Maryland State Fair Timonium (Baltimore) MD Sunday, August 25 at 2p.
L.A. County Fair Pomona (Los Angeles) CA Sunday, September 29 at 6p.
Great Allentown Fair Allentown PA Wednesday, August 28 at 7p.
Minnesota State Fair St. Paul (Minneapolis) MN Wednesday, August 14 at 12p.
Big E Fair West Springfield MA Tuesday, September 24 at 11a.
Dixie Classic Fair Winston-Salem NC Saturday, October 5 at 7p.
Tulsa State Fair Tulsa OK Saturday, October 5 at 11a.
Utah State Fair Salt Lake City UT Friday, September 6 at 7:30p.
Arizona State Fair Phoenix AZ TBD
State Fair of Texas Dallas (Fort Worth) TX Tuesday, October 8 at 10:30a.

Contest Rules:

· Use Original Bisquick mix (1 cup or more) to create any type of delicious main dish or appetizer.
· Find product and baking information at or
· Bring your prepared entry and recipe to the__________ Building by __________ on __________ and follow the fair’s entry guidelines. Limit one entry per person. You must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
· Recipes should be named, original, unpublished, the sole property of entrant and not previously submitted to any other contest. Entries should be submitted with 1) Original Bisquick mix proof of purchase or product label, 2) a clear/typed recipe for the entry (illegible recipes may be disqualified), and 3) your name, address and phone number.
· With entry submission, you accept all Contest rules and agree to be bound by the judges’ decisions, which will be final. You also agree that your winning recipe will become the property of General Mills which reserves the right to edit, adapt, copyright, publish, and use any or all of it for publicity, promotion or advertising in any form of media without compensation to you. You hereby irrevocably authorize and grant permission to General Mills and others licensed or otherwise permitted by it to use and distribute your name, address, voice and likeness for any and all purposes, including publicity, advertising and trade purposes, by all means of publication including electronic and Internet, without any obligation or liability to you and without any additional approval or consent. With entry submission, you also acknowledge and agree that no claim relating thereto shall be asserted against General Mills or any of its officers, directors, employees, agencies, representatives, successors, assigns or shareholders.
· The Contest is intended for amateur bakers only. Professional bakers or those who earn a significant portion of their livelihood from baking may not enter the contest.
· Employees of General Mills, its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, agencies, and members of their immediate households are not eligible to enter or win.
· Taxes are the responsibility of the winner. This contest is void where prohibited or otherwise regulated by law.

If interested in competing or simply learning more about the Bisquick Family Favorites Recipe Contest please contact Blue Ribbon Group by email at

Sponsored by General Mills Sales, Inc., One General Mills Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN 55440. © 2013 General Mills