Olive Oil

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The tenth annual Central Coast Olive Oil Competition, hosted by the California Mid-State Fair and in partnership with the Lodi Grape Festival, will take place in April 2018 and feature over 100 olive oils produced in California.

The overall goal of the Central Coast Olive Oil Competition is to provide a venue for California olive oils to be professionally judged and to educate consumers regarding the quantity and styles of olive oil produced in California. Judges are qualified based on their experience in using olive oil in cooking, education and production.

Olive oils are separated into four categories: extra virgin, flavored extra virgin, organic extra virgin, and flavored organic extra virgin olive oil. The categories are then separated into classes by varietal. The panel of competition judges, who are from all over the state of California, evaluate each entry according to aroma, taste, and intensity, ranging from delicate to robust.

The 2018 California Mid-State Fair runs July 18 – 29, and the Lodi Grape Festival runs September 13 – 16.

2018 Results Press Release                                  2018 Results

             Some of the 2018 CCOOC Judging Staff with the Best of Show Winners

Judges-Best of Shows

Downloadable Award Artwork: Best of Show Best of Class Gold Silver Bronze

We recommend clicking the needed award to open it then right-clicking and using “Save Image As,” which will allow your browser to do the work and will place the PNG’s in the folder you select to save it in.

Questions: exhibits@midstatefair.com

2018 Judges

Chief Judge: Arden Kremer, Sonoma, CA

Brigit Binns, Paso Robles, CA

Franco Dunn, Healdsburg, CA

Fran Gage, San Francisco, CA

Lawrence Jacobs, Santa Rosa, CA

Michael Laukert, Napa, CA

Nancy Lilly, Sonoma, CA

Julie Menge, Sacramento, CA

Sandy Sonnenfelt, San Francisco, CA

Wendy Winters, Vallejo, CA

2018 Olive Oil Entry Handbook

2017 Results

2016 Results

2015 Results

2014 Results

2013 Results


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6 thoughts on “Olive Oil”

  1. When will we receive the award ribbons and the opportunity to buy the award stickers?

  2. This looks intriguing. I might have to check out this EVOO competition.

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