What to look for

  • Solid and firm heads
  • Heavy for size

What you don’t want

  • Loose/not firm
  • Feels light weight
  • Wilted or split
  • Insect or disease damage

How to prepare cabbage

  • Peel leaves so 2-3 outer leaves are left intact
  • Cut stem so there is no more than ½ inch

Suggested exhibit quantity

  • State Fair: one head
  • County Fair: Check your fair book


Watch the video and learn what a judge is looking for when you bring a cabbage to the fair. It also discusses how to prepare the cabbage for exhibit.

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