Homemade Wine Competition

Homemade Wine Competition

If you like to make your own wine, consider entering it in the fair to see how they stack up against others! This contest is open to all homemade producers of wine. Entrants will be able to watch the judging process, hear comments from the judges, and then sample the exhibitor’s wine with some cheese and crackers after the judging process is complete and the awards handed out. This should prove to be a fun afternoon for exhibitors, judges, and audience as well. So, come, participate if you like to make your own wine, or just be part of our audience to enjoy the afternoon.

Now is the time to judge your homemade wine against others.
This competition will be held during the last day of the 2022 South Dakota State Fair, Monday, September 5, 2022, at 1 PM-3 PM in the Women’s Building Kitchen.


Entry Fee:
1 Entry - $2.00
2-3 Entries - $4.00

Class: 1 any red wine, any type of sealed bottle

Class: 1 any white wine, any type of sealed bottle

Class: 1 any wine other than then normal red or white.
Example: green pepper, strawberry, kiwi, rhubarb, etc.

Exhibitors may enter all 3 classes. Recipes must accompany the exhibit.

2022 Registration Form

Registration forms are to be submitted by August 19, 2022, along with your W-9 form.

Entry tags will be mailed to each contestant. The tag must be attached to wine bottles for judging. No new tags will be made the day of the contest.

Wine will not be accepted prior to the day of the contest. Must be 21 to enter, ID is required on the day of the competition.

 MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2022 – Wine Exhibits Due

12:30 – 1:30PM Enter wine exhibits
1:30 – 2:30PM Judging will take place
3:30 -- 3:00PM Recipes read, and prizes awarded. You must be present to win.

For questions, email Jo Freier.

Category: Specialty
Monday, Sep 5
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm