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Rotten Sneaker Contest, Utah State Fair

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For the past decade, kids ages 8 to 13 have saved their
stinkiest shoes for this annual event, sponsored by Odor Eaters. A panel of
judges gives sneakers the ultimate sniff test and rates each part of the shoe,
from tongue to toe, on a scale of 5 (“Bad”) to 1 (“Really Horrendous”); lowest
score wins. The victor then travels to Montpelier, VT, home of the annual
National Rotten Sneaker contest, where his stinker goes sole-to-sole against
winners from other regional competitions. In the past 10 years, roughly five
Utah winners have been crowned grand champions.

Where: Salt Lake City,
UT

When: mid-September

America's Wackiest State Fair Contests

Rotten Sneaker Contest, Utah State Fair

For the past decade, kids ages 8 to 13 have saved their
stinkiest shoes for this annual event, sponsored by Odor Eaters. A panel of
judges gives sneakers the ultimate sniff test and rates each part of the shoe,
from tongue to toe, on a scale of 5 (“Bad”) to 1 (“Really Horrendous”); lowest
score wins. The victor then travels to Montpelier, VT, home of the annual
National Rotten Sneaker contest, where his stinker goes sole-to-sole against
winners from other regional competitions. In the past 10 years, roughly five
Utah winners have been crowned grand champions.

Where: Salt Lake City,
UT

When: mid-September

Courtesy of Odor Eaters

America's Wackiest State Fair Contests

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