Eating and fancy dress competition during Food Mela

Eating and fancy dress competition during Food Mela

Kodagu, coastal cuisines; cakes and chats will be available at stalls

The annual ‘Food Mela’ organised during Dasara celebrations will be held at Scouts and Guides Ground in the city from October 5 to 12.

During the food mela, along with the exhibition and sale of food articles from various parts of the country, cooking, fancy dress and eating competitions will also be held. Several cultural programmes are also slated to be held at the Mela.

Contests will be held for both men and women under separate categories. The maximum number of participants have been restricted to ten per competition. In case of more entries for competitions, ten people will be selected with a lottery.

Fancy dress

Fancy dress competition will be held for children from five to eight years of age. Children can dress themselves up as food items or vegetables for the competition.

There will be four categories in eating competitions, which include Mallige Idli eating contest for people between eight to 13 years of age, Ghee Dosa eating competition for people between 14 to 30 years. Elakki banana eating contest for participants between 31 to 50 years and Mysore Pak eating contest for participants between 20 to 40 years of age.

Along with this, opportunities will be provided to perform dance, music, mimicry, magic and other programmes.

Food sale and expo

Arrangements are being made at the center to exhibit food items from Mysore and neighbouring districts in order to acquaint the visitors about the cuisine of the region.

Stalls are allowed to sell Mysore style cuisine, Kodagu style cuisine, vegetarian and non-vegetarian food items, coastal style cuisine, Malenadu style cuisine, north Karnataka cuisine and cuisine from other states of the country. Apart from these cake, chocolate and chats exhibition cum sale, rural delicacies and food articles from various parts of the globe can be sold by setting up stalls at the venue.


People interested to set up stalls at the venue are instructed to maintain high standards of cleanliness and taste. Use of plastic will be banned at the Mela. All the food articles sold at the venue will undergo routine tests to check the quality of food by scientists from Central Food Technological Research Institute. Last date to apply for setting up shops is September 20.

Interested can contact the working president of Food Mela sub-committee at 9845251471 or secretary of the committee at 9448034086.