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Apple Pie Baking Contest
Thursday, May 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Do you enjoy baking? Is apple pie one of your favorite desserts? Then why not join others just like you who love a warm, delicious apple pie made from scratch, by participating in an apple pie baking contest! Marker-Miller Orchards Farm Market and MidAtlantic Farm Credit will be hosting the event in conjunction with the 91st Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival®.
Once again, “peel your apples” will be heard on Thursday, May 3rd at Marker-Miller Orchards Farm Market located at 3035 Cedar Creek Grade, Winchester, VA. The contest is slated to start at 9:00 A.M. and pies must be in the oven no later than 10:00 A.M., with judging starting at 12:00 P.M. Spectators and family members are welcome to observe and show support to the contestants.
Contestants must bring all ingredients (including apples and for the crust) measured and ready to use, all utensils, and a clear glass 9” pie plate. Pies will be judged on crust and filling. A score sheet will be given with every application. Prizes for the adult category (ages 17 and older), will be $75.00 for first place and $50.00 for second place. There is a youth category for ages 16 and under with prizes being $50.00 for first place and $25.00 for second place. The winners of this contest will ride in the Firefighters’ Parade and the Grand Feature Parade of the 91st Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival®.
We are looking for the best homemade apple pie. Nothing is as comforting, as nostalgic, or as “a-peeling” as a freshly baked apple pie and how appropriate during the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival.
Interested participants may contact Marker-Miller Orchards Farm Market at 540-662-1391 or stop by the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival Headquarters, or download the Rules and Application here. The deadline for applications is April 27, 2018. The first twenty applications will be accepted due to limited oven space and judging time.
NOTE: Ticket prices are subject to change. Online ticket sales end on April 26, 2018, after this time all tickets must be purchased at the Official Festival Store, or at the event (if available).