The 11th annual Trinity County Historical Society Dutch Oven Cook-off is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Hal E. Goodyear Historical Park at the Jake Jackson Museum. Cooking teams usually begin arriving around 7 a.m. to set up their cooking area. A cooks’ meeting and sign-in will start promptly at 9 a.m. with the “People’s Choice” judging at 1 p.m.

Contestants are judged in up to three categories — main dish, bread and dessert. The public will be invited to purchase a tasting ticket and ballot for $5 per person. You will get to sample and vote for your favorite dish from each category. Ticket sales are limited to approximately 100 and can be purchased at the Jake Jackson Museum in advance or the day of the cook-off. All proceeds go to the Trinity County Historical Society.      

Registration fee to participate in the cook-off is $10 per dish. Register by Oct. 9. If you have any questions or would like to request an entry form to register for the cook-off please contact George Chapman at 530-410-8013 or email George at You may also call the museum at 623-5211 for further information or for an entry form.

Other activities that are happening the weekend of Oct. 12 include watching the blacksmiths at work at the museum and the Salmon Festival across the street at the Highland Art Center meadow.  For information, you may contact Trinity County Historical Society at 623-5211 or visit

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