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Central Coast Olive Oil Competition open for entries 

Deadline for entries is April 5

Central Coast Olive Oil CompetitionThe 5th annual Central Coast Olive Oil Competition, which is hosted by the California Mid-State Fair, will take place in May 2014 and feature over 150 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.

For more information on the contest visit Entries can be completed on-line at and are due Friday, April 4, 2014. CCOOC is limited to all Extra Virgin and flavored Olive Oil produced in California.

Olive oils are divided into extra virgin, flavored extra virgin, organic extra virgin, and flavored organic extra virgin and are separated into classes by varietal. The panel of competition judges evaluates each entry according to aroma, taste and intensity, ranging from delicate to robust.

Entries that earn medals will be showcased in Mission Square during the 2014 California Mid-State Fair which runs July 16 through July 27. This year’s theme is “Discover More!”

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