If you’re a tailgating iron chef, this may be the contest for you.

Ocean Spray announced its first-ever “Ocean Spray Tailgating Recipe Contest” on Thursday. Beginning Aug. 6, Patriots tailgaters are invited to submit their original Ocean Spray recipes to www.oceanspray.com/tailgating. The winner receives a prize package that includes a pair of tickets to the Patriots’ home game Oct. 18 against the Tennessee Titans.

Original recipes must include at least a half cup of any Ocean Spray product. Contestants must be New England residents.

Three finalists will be selected for the final cook-off, which will be held in Patriot Place on Oct. 15. Patriots Hall of Famer John Hannah will judge the contest and announce the ultimate winner.