This wild game that was once a last desperate choice for poor hunters to bring to table has been elevated to the star attraction at one of The Natural State’s more unusual food events – the World Championship Squirrel Cookoff.
That heritage goes back to both frontier days and the
Each cook can make anything they want from their squirrel, as long as
The event has drawn attention from outside the
2013 visit from Andrew Zimmern of Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods America.”
While cook-off participants pay a fee to enter, the event itself is free to the public. The event traditionally happens the Saturday after Labor Day each year. For more information, check out squirrelcookoff.com.