18th Annual National Cornbread Festival


Every year our tiny hometown hosts the National Cornbread Festival, a weekend of fun, fellowship, and food! Please visit for more history and details about this year's festival, and if you would like to enter the National Cornbread Cook-Off, see below for details. We hope to see you in April!

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 9, 2014) — It’s time once again to up the ante on your creative cooking skills in the kitchen. Martha White® and Lodge® Cast Iron are searching the nation for the best original main dish cornbread recipes in the 18th Annual National Cornbread Cook-Off. 

Now through February 28, 2014, consumers can submit an original main dish recipe prepared with at least one package of Martha White Cornbread Mix and cooked in Lodge® Cast Iron cookware. Ten finalists will be selected to compete during the National Cornbread Festival® on April 26, 2014 in South Pittsburg, Tennessee. 

Along with the coveted cast iron 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, a division of Brown Stove Works, Inc., and special gifts from Martha White and Lodge® Cast Iron.

The second prize winner will receive $1,500 and the third prize winner will receive $1,000. The remaining seven finalists will walk away with $150 and all finalists will receive a $500 travel reimbursement and a gift basket courtesy of Martha White and Lodge® Cast Iron.

For complete details, Official Rules and to complete the entry form for the contest, visit The National Cornbread Cook-Off is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., age 18 years or older. Void where prohibited.

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