First Annual Pie Bake-Off Contest
Friday, August 17, 5-6:30 PM
Place: South end of midway in front of spaghetti dinner
Wheat Ridge was once home to apple orchards. In fact, many of our neighborhoods are named “Apple” something like in Applewood or Apple Ridge. Whether apple pie is your family’s tradition or some other flavor, you are invited to fire up your oven, pull out your family’s favorite pie recipe (any fruit or cream pie is acceptable) and bring your pie to the Carnation Festival this year.
There is no cost to you. Just have fun sharing it with others and watching our judges. The judges are all foodies in Wheat Ridge and will entertain with a “taste and tell” of all pie entries. Involve your entire family, classmates or neighborhood. This contest is all about YUM and FUN. Bakers of all ability levels are encouraged to enter. Local merchants have provided prizes for the winners in each category. Don’t worry about how your pie looks. We’ll take all your failures. It could even win a prize for best tasting!
All pies MUST be made from scratch, that’s crusts and fillings. Our judges can tell the difference! Recipes must be included. Who knows, we may auction off your recipe and you, with your permission, of course.
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 P.M. Judging will be between 5 and 6 or sooner if there are only two pies. Once the prizes have been awarded, it’s every man, woman and child for himself. Pies will be cut and distributed immediately. We expect a feeding frenzy.
Pie names SHOULD include the entrant’s name. The judges plan to joke around a lot. They can also be bribed.
NO REFRIGERATION WILL BE PROVIDED. Pies that need to be kept cool must be stored in your cooler until judging. A melting cream pie is not a pretty picture.
-One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded to Best of Show
-One (1) Special Prize will be awarded to the pie utilizing the most locally grown and organic ingredients (details listed with recipe)
-One (1) First Place Prize will be awarded to Best Tasting
-One (1) First Place Prize for Best Looking
In addition to prizes, all adult winners will receive a one year subscription to the Wheat Ridge Transcript
Adult category: Ages 19 and up
Kid category: Ages 12-18 – 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize will be awarded
All kids entering will receive a prize
Our food “Nutwork” judges are:
- Mayor Jerry DiTullio
- Pete Crouse, owner, MyPie. How appropriate is that?
- Tony Hiser, owner, DragonFly Restaurant
- Bear Plunket, co-owner, BareLazer. Top 100 Contestant on FOX’s, Masterchef, season 3, airing this summer
Donations from pie eaters are appreciated. Pie slice sales will benefit the fun and games brought to you by the Carnation Festival.
To enter, please send the following information in an email:
Your first and last name
Kind of pie: fruit or cream pie
Name of your pie
Category: Adult or Kid
Questions? Contact Peter Crouse at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (303) 931-4996