2018-07-12 / Local & State

Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest At F.C. Fair

Calling all bakers for the 2018 Blue Ribbon Apple Pie baking contest to be held on July 30, 2018 at the Fulton County Fair. The contest is sponsored by The Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs.

Over 100 fairs across Pennsylvania will offer cash prizes for the best pie. Fulton County Fair’s contest is preliminary competition that leads to the selection of the final Blue Ribbon Apple Pie winner held each January at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show. The first place winner at the Farm Show will be awarded a cash prize of $500.00 for their winning entry. Other cash prizes will also be available for the top five entries.

The rules for Fulton County Fair's contest are as follows:

Open to any individual who is a Pennsylvania resident; only one entry per person.

Entrants may not have won first place in this Blue Ribbon Apple Pie contest at any other fair in 2018.

Entry to be a pie that must include at least 60 percent apples in the filling. It does not need to be a “traditional” two crusted apple pie and it can have a variety of fillings.

The entire pie must be submitted for judging in a disposable pie pan.(All pans, plates and dishes are considered to be disposable and will not be returned.)

The recipe for the pie and pie crust must be submitted with the entry. It should be submitted on an 8 ½” by 11” sheet of paper. The recipe must list all the ingredients, quantities and the preparation instructions. Entrant’s name, address and phone number must be printed on the back side of all the pages. (All recipes and pies will become the property of the Fair or PA Farm Show and will not be returned.)

Refrigeration is not available at the Fair or PA Farm Show. Entries that require refrigeration after baking must indicate so in the recipe. Those entries will not be sold, auctioned or otherwise distributed for consumption after judging for food safety reasons.

Judging will be based on the following criteria:

Flavor 30 points

Filling: consistency, doneness, moistness and flavor
25 points
Crust: color, flavor, texture

doneness 20 points

Overall Appearance 15

Creativity 10 points
Total 100 points

So dig out that favorite Apple Pie recipe and give it a try. You could end up being the Blue Ribbon Apple Pie winner at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show. For more information, obtain a Fulton County Fair Premium Book at a Local business, Fulton County Fair Web site of www.fultoncountypafair.co m or the fair office on July 29. All entries must be submitted by July 30 no later than 11 a.m.

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