WHEN: Saturday, August 27th, 2016 from 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

WHERE: Floral Courtyard at the Benton County Fairgrounds, Corvallis, Oregon

WHY: We eat 'em to beat 'em! IAE encourages eradication of invasive species to help give native species a fighting chance.

HOW: Suggested donation of $10 - $50/person at the door, tax deductible. First 100 to register will receive a free limited-edition IAE pint glass!

WHAT:  Join us for a fun family-friendly evening!

  • Invasive Species Cook-Off contest and potluck dinner

  • Getaway Raffle including to the Oregon Coast and Breitenbush Hot Springs Resort

  • Live old-timey toe-tappin' tunes from Rusty Hinges

  • Local libations

  • Face painting

  • Piñata for the kiddos

  • CLICK HERE to watch a great segment about our Cook-Off on Oregon Field Guide.  Thank you OPB!

TELL US YOU'RE COMING! Please click here to register.


Make something yummy containing an invasive species, enter the contest and win prizes!  NEW CATEGORY this year: Invasive Species Beverage, either 21+ or all-ages. If a species is so invasive that it causes harm to other species, it's fair game! You're also welcome to bring a non-invasive potluck item...

But if you make a mean blackberry pie, dandelion wine, barbecued nutria, knotweed IPA, fried bullfrog legs or anything else that makes invasive species think twice before crossing the road, then bring it on! 

If enter your potluck creation into the cook-off contest, please bring three separate small-but-taster-sized servings for the judges, and have them on the contest table by 6:00 pm.

Cook-Off Categories:

  • Best Savory Meat Dish
  • Best Savory Vegetarian Dish
  • Best Dessert/Sweet
  • Best Beverage (21+ or all-ages)

Need some dish ideas? Then check out They’re Cooked, our invasive species cookbook, for some proven recipes for invasive species dishes.

This event is a fundraiser for the Institute for Applied Ecology, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Your donations are tax-deductible and directly support IAE's on-the-ground habitat and species conservation programs. 

Thank you!

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