Cranberry Kitchen Contest Information


A crown awaits the cook with the cranberry touch. Bring your culinary skills and whip up your best cranberry concoction to enter the Cranberry Kitchen contest at Bandon’s annual Cranberry Festival.

The  Cranberry Kitchen cooking contest is almost as old as the Cranberry Festival itself! The first Queen of the Kitchen was crowned the second year of the festival, in 1948.

Local Berries, Local Flavor

Cooks can find Ocean Spray, our Cranberry Kitchen sponsor,  products in most grocery stores. Check specialty or natural grocery stores for independent labels such as Bouncing Berry Farms and Vincent Family Cranberries.

Bandon Chamber member specialty food sellers include Face Rock Creamery, Misty Meadows, Farm & Sea, Peter’s Cranberries, and the Old Town Marketplace – our farmer’s market.

youth, food fair winner, Bandon Cranberry Festival

Cranberry Kitchen Rules & Registration

Contestants of all ages may enter in any of the seven categories shown below. All entries must include a cranberry product and no entries can be items that are sold or marketed commercially.

Categories are: appetizers, side dishes, main dishes, desserts, beverages, baked goods, and other items (e.g., condiments, relishes, preserves, spreads, sauces/salsas).

Cranberry Contest Registration

Cranberry Kitchen Judging

The Cranberry Kitchen judging will be held September 9, at the VFW Hall, 55352 Bates Road. Entries will be accepted between 9AM and 12Noon. Judging begins at 1PM.

First, second, and third place ribbons are awarded and the overall winner is crowned Queen or King of the Kitchen.

The Bandon Cranberry Festival is organized by the Bandon Chamber of Commerce with support from member businesses and festival sponsors. For questions about the Cranberry Kitchen, call the Chamber office:  541-347-9616