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Friday, June 11, 2021

33rd ANNUAL BLUE RIBBON APPLE PIE CONTEST

Calling all bakers for the 2021 Blue Ribbon Apple Pie baking contest to be held on August 2 at the Potter 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. Potter 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 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 Potter County Fair’s contest are as follows: 
1. Open to any individual amateur baker who is a Pennsylvania resident. One entry per person. 
2. Entrants may NOT have won 1st place in this Blue Ribbon Apple Pie contest at any other fair in 2021. 
3. Entry to be a pie that must include at least 60% apples in the filling. It does not need to be a “traditional” two crusted apple pie and it can have a variety of fillings. All ingredients and decorations must be edible. 
4. The entire pie must be submitted for judging in a food safe disposable pie pan. (All pans, plates and dishes are considered to be disposable and will not be returned.) 
5. 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 Pennsylvania Farm Show and will not be returned..
6. Refrigeration is not available at the Fair or Pennsylvania 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. 
7. Judging will be based on the following criteria: 
Flavor 30 points 
Filling: consistency, doneness, moistness & flavor 25 points
Crust: color, flavor, texture doneness 20 points 
Overall Appearance 15 points 
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 Farm Show. For more information on entry requirements, obtain a Potter County Fiar Premium Book or contact Judi Turton at 814-848-7204.

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