Table Setting Competition

Chowan County Regional Fair Table Setting Competition

Sponsored by the Lost Colony Cotillion

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2021 Theme: From Pigs to Pies


1st Place - $100 and Best in Show Glass Plate Award

2nd Place - $50 and Rosette

3rd Place - $25 and Rosette

Honorable Mentions may also be awarded.

​All other entries will receive a participation ribbon.

Pre-Registration is required. Registration fee is $10 and competition is limited to 12 contestants.

To register please contact Sydney Dunn at 919-449-7637 or

This contest is open to all age groups and will be judged in a single division.

Set-up times will be staggered Monday, September 27th beginning at 3:00pm. You will be notified of your set-up time prior to the fair. Judging results, judges’ comments, and all entries will remain on public display throughout the fair. Pick up time will be Sunday, October 3rd from 11:00am – 3:00pm.

Judging Criteria:

25% Adherence to the theme (“From Pigs to Pies”)

25% Creativity and originality

25% Visual appeal

25% Correctness of place setting


Contest is open to all age groups and will be judged in a single division. Competitors will each be provided a 34” square and 28” high table upon which two place settings, a centerpiece, and any other décor must be displayed. Table linens must be provided by competitors. Due to space limitations, there will be no chairs at the tables.

Place settings may be formal or informal but must have a minimum of three courses.

No food items, disposable place settings, paper tablecloths, or paper napkins. Due to the length of time the tables will be displayed fresh flowers are not allowed though pumpkins, gourds, greenery, succulents, and dried flowers are welcome. Fair staff cannot maintain battery operated accessories. If used, these items will not be replaced. Candles, if used, may not be lit. All decor must be self supporting and cannot be adhered to a wall.

Centerpieces may be scaled for a larger table that would seat more guests, but must not deter from overall effect, comfort of the guests, or service of the meal.

Menus are highly encouraged. If used, they should be easy to read and correspond with the theme. Settings must correspond with the menu (example: if your menu states you are serving a soup, salad, and entrée then your place setting must include a soup spoon, salad fork and knife, and entrée fork and knife). See Formal Place Setting Example for other tips.

Although every effort will be made to protect the exhibits, neither Chowan County Regional Fair nor Lost Colony Cotillion assumes responsibility for loss or damage.

Congratulations to our 2018 winner, Alice Elizabeth!

Chowan County

Regional Fair

1317 W Queen St

PO Box 390

Edenton, NC 27932

Phone: 252-482-4057

Fax: 252-482-5642


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