Great Jamestown Sauce Off returns June 29

JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Now and the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation invite you to celebrate Jamestown’s best red sauces at the third annual Great Jamestown Sauce Off. The best of the best red sauces are simmering on stoves across the county in preparation for June 29 at the Winter Garden Plaza in Jamestown from 1 to 4 p.m. The event will be a family affair where patrons can taste various recipes, enjoy a craft table provided by Michaels and listen to local music provided by The New Tenants with Emily Strong, Molly Strong and Kyle Gustafson.

Red sauces may either be meat or vegetarian and can be submitted to represent an individual, family or restaurant. There will be three winners that day. The first prizewinners in the meat and vegetarian category will be determined by a panel of judges, including local food enthusiasts and community members Pati Centi (Landmark and Watermark Restaurants), Brian Cibo (Cibo), Peggy Kaltenmeier (Forte), Jason Sample (WRFA) and Rochelle Mole (Sauce Cook Extraordinaire). The first-place winners will receive a $100 cash prize and a trophy to recognize their superior sauce. Judges will sample all entries and vote for their favorite at 3 p.m.

A prize will be awarded for fan favorite. Patrons of the event will cast their votes throughout the day for their favorite recipe. The fan favorite will receive a special award and a $50 cash prize. Bring your family to the Winter Garden Plaza on June 29 to support our local cuisine and vote for your favorite.

Registration forms can be found at, by emailing, or by calling 483-5772. Mail completed registration forms to: Jamestown Sauce Off, P.O. Box 848, Jamestown, NY 14702. There is a $10 fee that is due on the day of the event.