Bothwell sponsoring baking contest at 2023 Missouri State Fair

Each year, the Missouri State Fair hosts a variety of contests in the Home Economics building on the fairgrounds. This year, Bothwell Regional Health Center is sponsoring a gluten-free baking contest at 2 pm Aug. 11. The deadline to register is July 20.

Entrants are encouraged to create a gluten-free baked good from scratch and bring it to the Home Economics building prior to the start of the contest. Contest participants will be expected to adhere to the following guidelines: Recipes cannot contain gluten, contestants must be 18 years of age or older as of Dec. 31, 2022, and the recipe, name, address and phone number must be printed on the recipe form and be submitted with entry.

Recipes will be judged based on taste (50%), ease of recipe (30%), and originality of recipe (20%). Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners of $125, $75, and $50 respectively.

All recipes become the property of Bothwell Regional Health Center and the Missouri State Fair. Bothwell has the right to publish or advertise both the recipes and the names of contestants without compensation.

Substitutions for regular flour, include almond flour, buckwheat flour, sorghum flour, amaranth flour, teff flour, arrowroot flour, brown rice flour, oat flour, corn flour, chickpea flour, coconut flour, tapioca flour, cassava flour or tigernut flour.

To register for the contest, visit