You only have a couple weeks left to register to compete in one of the N.C. State Fair's cooking contests. The deadline is Oct. 5.
The dozen contests include the N.C. Peanut Tailgating Recipe Contest and the House-Autry Mills "Southern Fried Classic" Recipe Contest to others promoting eggs, pork, pecans and beef.
Rules for each contest are online at www.ncstatefair.org/2012/Competitions/SpecialCooking.htm. Contestants's recipes must be postmarked by Oct. 5 or dropped off at the fairgrounds' entry office. Any questions: call 919-821-7400, ext. 4521.