Honesdale - Calling all bakers for the 2018 Blue Ribbon Apple Pie baking contest to be held on August 2, 2018 at the Wayne County Fair, Route 191 N, Honesdale, PA.
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. Wayne County Fair’s contest is a 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 Wayne 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 1st 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% 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 Pennsylvania Farm Show and will not be returned)

•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.

•Judging will be based on the following criteria:

Flavor: 30 points

Filling: consistency, moistness & flavor: 25 points

Crust: color, flavor, texture: 20

Overall Appearance Creativity:10

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 Wayne County Fair Premium Book at any of the locations mentioned on the website www.waynecountyfair.com or download the forms needed How to Enter- Premium Book.

For additional information contact Diane Mott at 570-253-2942.