The Mellen Area Chamber of Commerce holds an annual Roly Poly Contest in April. Roly Polys are a unique food found in Mellen and the surrounding area. They are cabbage rolls cooked in sauerkraut, not in tomato sauce. Local area cooks enter the contest by making their own recipe of Roly Polys. Cooks must enter the contest with a minimum of 25 Roly Polys. Their Roly Polys are blindly judged by a panel of judges. Cash prizes are awarded to the top 3 scorers. The Roly Polys are served for dinner to the attendees.
Events at the Contest:
Roly Poly Contest
Roly Poly Dinner – Dinner tickets are on sale at the event.
Grand Prize Drawing – Dinner ticket enters you in the drawing at the end of the event.
Chinese Raffle (Lucky Draw Silent Raffle) – raffle items are donated by local businesses.
Interested in entering your Roly Polys? Contact Us at the Mellen Area Chamber of Commerce office for a copy of the rules and a contestant entry form.