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The Great Hotdish Bake-Off! Sat., Feb 10, 2024, 11 am – 1 pm

Mark your calendars now! The Great Hotdish Bake-Off & Silent Auction! is just around the corner on Saturday, February 10th, 2024!

The Great Hotdish Bake-Off & Silent Auction! is a family friendly event fundraiser featuring a hotdish competition, silent auction, local history, and other fun & activities, supporting the Douglas County Historical Society. Sample a variety of hotdishes and vote for your favorite!

11 AM – 1 PM at Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria, MN on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024.

Adults $10, Children Free.

Our cookbook of Douglas County’s favorite hotdishes will be available at the event!

Interested in forming a hotdish team?

Or are you or your business interested in making a donation for our Silent Auction?

Please email us at historic@dchsmn.org for further details!
Thank you!



Hotdish Team Info

 To register your team or for more information, please call DCHS at 320-762-0382 or email DCHS at historic@dchsmn.org.

A Hotdish Team is responsible for the following:

  • Three 9×13” pans of a Signature Hotdish from your organization.
    • Hotdishes must be made in a church or commercial kitchen.
    • Hotdishes may not contain home-canned goods.
    • Home crockpots/slow cookers may not be used, but commercial warming units are permitted. Broadway Ballroom can provide limited chafing dishes – let us know ASAP if you need one.
  • 1-2 people to staff your team’s table from set up at 10:30 AM to the event’s closing after 1 PM on Saturday, February 10, 2024.
    • If you have information, handouts, or displays about your organization, please bring them along for your table!
  • There is no entry cost for teams to participate.


Thank you! See you soon!