The 2023 Iowa Rabbit Festival is coming our way on March 16th, 17th and 18th, 2023 in Lake Charles. The festival takes place at the Burton Coliseum in South Lake Charles and features three days of fun.

On Thursday, they will open the carnival. On Friday evening starts the first night of live entertainment inside the Burton. Then Saturday morning is the 2023 Iowa Rabbit Festival cookoff.

Do you like to cook? Do you like winning money? Well, then you need to enter the Iowas Rabbit Festival cookoff. You can win $500 for first place in the main dish or appetizer categories. You can also win $100 for the best-decorated cooking spot.

There are three places that win money in both the main dish and appetizer categories. You have the chance to win $500.00 1st place, $100.00 2nd place, and $50.00 3rd place in each category and bragging rights for an entire year.

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It gets underway early on Saturday. Here is how to enter, the time schedule for the cookoff, and the entertainment lineup.

  • 8:00 AM - Cook-Off Teams Arrive for Check-in
  • 9:00 AM Cooking begins
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Cook-Off Stage: Ganey Arsement
  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Cook-Off Stage: Doc Wilder
  • 1:00 PM First Wave of Dishes Turned in for Judging
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Cook-Off Stage: Zydecane
  • 3:00 PM Winners Announced During Announcements

If you want to be in the Iowa Rabbit Festival Cookoff, you will need to pre-register because there are no day-off entries.  To enter the cookoff, CLICK THIS LINK.

So get your pots, burners, and favorite recipe and come out and cook and show off your skills.

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