Registration now open for Third Annual Pheasant Sandwich Shootout

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Registration is now open for the third annual contest for the best pheasant sandwich. The “Pheasant Sandwich Shootout” contest will be held on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 at the Aberdeen Civic Arena. Judging will begin at 6:30 p.m. The contest is open to professional and home chefs.

Friends and family members of the participants, as well as the general public are welcome and encouraged to attend. Admission is free. Come see what flavorful creations these talented chefs bring to the table!


Professional Chef – Anyone who is employed by or owns an area restaurant and enters on behalf of that restaurant.

Home Chef – Anyone who enjoys making exceptional food at home and is not employed to cook or prepare meals.



A plaque and cash prize will be awarded to the winner in each category.



Entries must be a pheasant sandwich, prepared as a modern interpretation on the traditional recipe. The only two stipulations are that the meat be predominantly pheasant meat, and the sandwich be just that-a sandwich that requires you to pick it up to eat. It can be hot, cold, fried, a burger, a sausage, or panini. There are no restrictions to additional ingredients.


Online contest entry form and a complete list of rules is available at


Registration deadline:

All participants must register in advance. The deadline to enter the contest is Oct. 31, 2019 at 5 p.m.