The Fort New Salem Foundation will host its annual Appalachian Heritage Cook-Off next Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Fort New Salem from noon to 5 p.m. This is the seventh annual cook-off and is the feature event for May at Fort New Salem.

Multiple cooking teams will compete for a first prize award. The teams will prepare food on the hearth or open cooking venues.

Cooking teams may choose to prepare two or more of the following:  appetizer, salad, dessert, entrée or side dish. The dish should reinterpret or adapt a traditional recipe. The main ingredient must be regionally available from a list of food items. Dishes will be evaluated and the top prize will be awarded by judges; however, the public will also have the opportunity to vote for the recipient of the People’s Choice Award.  A beverage sampling station will also be part of the event.

Fort New Salem is conveniently located minutes off of US Rt. 50 at the Rt. 23 interchange. General admission is $10 with children 10 & under admitted free with paying adult.

For more information on the Appalachian Heritage Cook-Off   or other events, call 304-695-2220 or visit www.fortnewsalemfoundation.org.

This event is brought to you by Cornerstone Bank, The Fort New Salem Foundation, Martin Ventures LLC / EastGate Used Cars LLC, and Salem International University.