Ready To Eat Meat Snack Competition


DATE: Tuesday October 29, 2024

TIME: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

LOCATION: Royal Ballroom


Competition Information

Entry Deadline: Monday September 30, 2024

Entry Fees: $12.00 per entry

Exhibit Arrival Time: Tuesday October 15, 2024, to Sunday October 27, 2024. Office hours are 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, except Saturday and Sunday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.


    1. Entries must be made via AssistExpo, RAWF's online entry system. Please email if you would like to make your entries over the phone or via a paper entry form.
    2. ALL exhibits, whether shipped (prepaid) or delivered in person, must arrive at the RAWF between the entry delivery dates listed above. Please ensure you provide your courier with the office hours above when scheduling your shipment. Exhibits must be delivered to:
      1. Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Attn: Agriculture Show Office, Door #39 Manitoba Drive, Exhibiton Place, Toronto, ON, M6K 3C3
    3. If you are hand delivering your entries, please call the Show Office at (416) 263-3418 upon arrival.
    4. All meat must be 100% Canadian in Origin.
    5. Meat can be from any species. Ingredient list must be included.
    6. All entries must be produced in a faciltiy regulated by the applicable federal or provincial inspection programs in Ontario using recognized Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and prcess controls.
    7. Recipes must be the property of the exhibitor.
    8. If processed in a contracted facility, the process facility must be named.
    9. Entries must consist of two (2) sperately packaged portions, minimum 100g each. One (1) package must be in plain, non-branded packaging with only the supplied RAWF label, ingredient list and heat rating listed on the package. The second package may be branded. Sausages must be submitted whole and will be sliced before judging.
    10. Entries must be ready-to-eat. Entries will not be cooked or heated for judging. Entries will be refridgerated if indicated as such.
    11. Product may be packaged in a manner to maintain the safety and integrity of the product during distribution and handling (i.e., sealed, leak proof bags or liners).
    12. Judges may disqualify entries if there is a reason to suspect the entry is not safe to consume.
    13. The decision of the judges are final.
    14. All entries become the property of the RAWF. No entries will be returned.
    15. After the entry closing date, the RAWF will send each exhibitor a confirmation letter outlining thier entries as well as labels for their products.These labels will contain the section #, class # and ID # for each entry. Please place the label on the outside of the appropriate product. All entries will be anonymous and the origins of the entry will not be shared until all of the judging has been completed.

    RTE Meat Snacks will be judged on the following criteria:

    Apperance:5 points
    Flavour:5 points
    Texture:5 points
    Aroma:5 points
    Salinity:5 points
    Originality:5 points
    TOTAL:30 points

    New in 2024, RAWF food competition champions (Honey, Maple, Butter Tarts, Cheese & Butter, Ice Cream, Ready To Eat Meats, Jams, Jellies, and Pickles) will be invited to The Fair for the opportunity to sample and sell their product to the general public - please note this is restricted to producers (both amateur and professional) who use a commerical kitchen to prepare their products. The Show Office will contact champions after the competition with further information on the Showcase.

    We look forward to crowning this year's Royal Champions!

    Ready to Eat (RTE) Meat Snack

    Ribbons will be awarded to 3rd place.



    Sausage - Dry/Semi-Dry (Small)

    Maximum diameter of 20mm


    Sausage - Dry/Semi-Dry (Large)

    Minimum diameter of 21mm


    Smoked Sausage - Traditional

    Sausage must be traditional in nature and does not contain any non-meat specialty ingredients

    (e.g. jalapenos, cheese, fruits, and/or vegetables). Products must be in an edible casing and ready-to-eat.


    Smoked Sausage - Specialty

    Sausage must contain non-meat specialty ingredients. (e.g. jalapenos, cheese, fruits and/or vegetables)

    Products must be in an edible casing and ready-to-eat.


    Jerky (Dehydrated)


    Grand Champion Sausage Meat SnackJudge's Choice RTE Meat Snack Award
    A Grand Champion will be awarded from the first prize winners of classes 1 - 4. First prize entries will be re-evaluated to determine the winner.

    Winner to recieve a Grand Champion Rosette.

    One winner will be selected among all the Meat Snack entries by the competition judges. Selection is based on the quality, taste, apperance, and uniqueness - those elements that represent a "Best Of Show" winner.

    Winner to recieve a Grand Champion Rosette.