POWNAL The Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands is holding their second annual Cast Iron Cook-off at Bradbury Mountain State Park in Pownal, Maine on Sept. 12, 2015.

Capitalizing on Maine's perfect fall weather for camping, the booming popularity of cast iron cookery and the tradition of using cast iron to cook over a campfire, this day promises to be fun for all. Come and show off your cooking skills and win some great prizes! Not a cook? That's OK! All park visitors and campers are welcome to watch the Cast Iron cooking and events on 9/12. Come early and see the Girl Scouts cooking to earn merit badges! Check out event competitors cooking setups and methods! See our local cast iron cooking expert, Registered Maine Guide and L.L. Bean employee Georgette Kanach, give a demonstration of how to cook with cast iron sharing both her passion for cast iron cookery and tasty samples! Learn a bit of the history of cast iron cookware, as well as its proper care and cleaning, from Park Manager Fritz Appleby! Do you want to just have some fun? Enter into our cast iron skillet toss or bean bag toss for a chance to win a prize! New this year is a cast iron swap meet, open to all, at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 12 at the day use group shelter.

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