Be sure to enter your biggest and best Sugarbeet in this contest! The Sugarbeet Growing Contest is a very popular event for the Sugarbeet Festival. It is probably too late to plant now, but for those who have beets growing, there’s money to be made for the biggest beet! The 1st prize will be $50 in Chinook Bucks and the second contest held at the same time is the Sugarbeet Decorating Contest. Beets will be judged in three different age groups for the best decorated beet and first prize in each age group will receive $25 in Chinook Bucks.
For those of you wishing to carve, pickup your free sugarbeet in front of the Chinook Chamber of Commerce (313 Indiana) and use your creativity to make an amazing creation for this contest. The Sugarbeet Contest will be held in front of Wells Fargo Bank and entries will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday - Judging will be at 11:00 a.m. Entry deadline is 10:30 a.m. There are two divisions, Youth (up to 14 years old) and Adult (14 years and older).
The Largest Beet will be determined by the water displacement method. The Beet will be submersed in a bucket of water with measured graduations and beet size will be determined by the amount of water displaced by the beet. In the event of a tie, the largest circumference will be used to break the tie - measured with a cloth sewing tape. Beets will be measured with the top removed with no leaf or stem material remaining and the root trimmed to no smaller than 1/8 inch in diameter. Awards will be given to the Largest Beet. Beets that are grown together can constitute an entry - contact Heidi Brown for rules.
The Heaviest Beet will be determined by weighing each beet on a scale approved by the County Extension Agent. Awards will be given to the heaviest beet. Beets that are grown together can constitute an entry.
The Most Unique Shaped Beet - Beets will be placed on display on Main Street during the Festival and voted on by the public to determine the winner of this award. Best Dressed Sugarbeet - Dress-up your Sugarbeet; and Smallest Beet could win an award also! The Best Carved Beet will be judged by People’s Choice.
There will be a total of $200 in Chamber Bucks awarded!!
The Sugarbeet Growing Contest is sponsored by these community-minded businesses: Ezzie's Wholesale, HUB International, Moxley Construction and the Hi-Line Tavern Association.