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Tillaween Costume Contest
October 14 – 31

For those of you who have been dying (mwaa haa haaa) to dress up like Loafy, one of our dairy cows, or this year’s pride of the Loaf Love Tour, the Loafster convertible — now’s your chance!

Create a Halloween costume that represents Tillamook (cheese, ice cream, yogurt, sour cream, butter, cows, Tillamook dairy farmers, the Cheese Factory, Loaf Love Tour Brand Ambassador, or one of our Loaf Love Tour VW Baby Loaf Buses…you get the idea!) and you could win a year’s supply of Tillamook Cheese. Got an urge to do the Muenster Mash? Or channel your inner cow that goes…”Boooo!?” Tillamook orange and black are our favorite colors (hint hint)? Be creative, and cheesy!

How to Enter:

1) Read the official contest rules
2) Share a photo of your Tillamook-inspired Halloween costume on Facebook or Twitter (use @TillamookCheese and the hash tag #Tillaween) by midnight on October 31st.

Entries will be voted on by our Fans through Facebook by midnight Thursday, November 3.

Three winners will be announced on Facebook, Twitter and our Blog on Friday, November 4.

Channel your inner Spooky Cheddar! Get creative…and have fun!


Laura Steiner

I decline the offer to enter your contest.
I won't enter any contest that makes the requirement of winning by 'popular' vote. There are so many people on the internet that get others to vote for them without critiquing the subject at hand.
So sad because I have ideas on GREAT costumes having to do with your theme and I have won many Halloween contests because of my creativity.

October 14th, 2011 at 4:17 pm


That is only half a years supply of cheese!

October 14th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

Tillamook Team

Ha! To some, you're right Jordan! Hopefully that doesn't prevent you from considering entering the contest!

~ Jala of the Tillamook Team

October 17th, 2011 at 9:04 am

Tillamook Team

Hi there, Laura! Thanks for your feedback and comments about our costume contest. I can see your point, and we have offered contests that didn't involve voting by our Fans. But this time we chose to involve our audience as we know they enjoy participating. I'm sure you create some pretty fabulous costumes. Maybe you'll share them with us another time. Have a great Halloween!

~ Jala of the Tillamook Team

October 17th, 2011 at 9:07 am


I agree with Laura, i refuse to enter any contest that has to be Voted on. To many Sweepers out there buying Votes!

October 18th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Tillamook Team

No worries, Tian! Everyone deserves an opinion, and I appreciate you sharing yours with us.

~ Jala of the Tillamook Team

October 18th, 2011 at 2:37 pm


It says "JUDGING Winners will be determined by Tillamook Cheese, Inc. Entries will be judged on the basis of photo quality, composition, creativity, and consistency with the Tillamook brand reputation." in the official is it Fan #'s on the pics or Tillammok Cheese that will select the winners??

October 21st, 2011 at 2:29 pm


Jala, your professionalism is inspiring. What a noble response
to responses that are absurd beyond belief. Not entering a fun
contest because of the way it's voted is beyond me.

October 21st, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Tillamook Team

Very sweet of you to recognize, Amanda. Thanks so much for your thoughtful note. Cheers!

~ Jala of the Tillamook Team

October 21st, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Tillamook Team

Hi, Krystal! You're the best! Thanks so much for catching that. We just updated the rules and reposted them. I really appreciate it.

~ Jala of the Tillamook Team

October 21st, 2011 at 3:25 pm


I understand those concerned about the voting, but I'm pretty sure that most of the people who would enter are probably die hard Tillamook fans. So if they want to win cheese so badly they get people to vote for them, who can blame them? Besides, being a native Tillamooker I have confidence that if someone with a particularly genius costume was denied a win, TCCA would take it upon themselves to add an honorable mention or a Tillamook Team choice prize.

October 22nd, 2011 at 2:35 am


Am I supposed to share the photos on the Tillamook Cheese Facebook Page or just share the pictures and tag @tillamookcheese?

October 26th, 2011 at 6:27 pm

Tillamook Team

Hi, Susan! Yay! Another entry! It would be great if you could actually post your photo on our Facebook page. Let me know if you have any trouble with it.

~ Jala of the Tillamook Team

October 27th, 2011 at 8:33 am


Love the family of cheese featured in your ad for the contest. Were they models?

October 31st, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Tillamook Team

Hi, Debra! Aren't they adorable?! The family actually submitted the photo to us last year and gave us permission to share it. These folks know how to have fun, don't they?!

~ Jala of the Tillamook Team

October 31st, 2011 at 12:52 pm


Is it safe to assume the midnight deadline is for Pacific Time?

October 31st, 2011 at 6:03 pm

Tillamook Team

Yep!! Hope to see you enter!

~ Jala of the Tillamook Team

October 31st, 2011 at 7:18 pm


Oh! I'm so depressed. My son went as Tillamook cheese but we had no idea about the contest! We love cheese and grew up on Tillamook. He said he wanted to be "cheese" for Halloween and it naturally followed that he'd be bright orange!

A friend saw our photos on facebook and told me about the contest today, but alas, I've missed the deadline.


November 1st, 2011 at 3:55 pm


Well that family is very cleaver. I hope they can be submitted to win the years supply of cheese.
Well done!!

November 1st, 2011 at 9:05 pm


clever would be the correct spelling!!! thanks!!

November 1st, 2011 at 9:07 pm

Tillamook Team

Well shoot, Jenny! I'd love to see his costume anyway, and I'm sure our fans would, too! We'd love to have you enter next year if we decide to run the contest again. Thanks for including Tillamook in your Halloween this year!

~ Jala of the Tillamook Team

November 2nd, 2011 at 10:35 am

Tillamook Team

They are clever, and very creative!!

~ Jala of the Tillamook Team

November 2nd, 2011 at 10:36 am


Are employees of tillamook cheese allowed to vote? Are Tillamook Cheese brand ambassadors employees?

November 3rd, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Tillamook Team

Hi, Susan. Sorry, we didn't get this comment until this morning. But you won so that's good, right?!

Jala of the Tillamook Team

November 4th, 2011 at 2:41 pm
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