Fredonia Announces Pie Baking Contest

FREDONIA – Festivals Fredonia Inc., is planning to host the first annual Pie Baking Contest this month. Area residents can show off their baking skills for the Homemade Pie Baking Contest during the Fredonia History Days Festival, chaired by Todd Langworthy, which takes place on July 19-20 in downtown Fredonia.

Entry forms with complete requirements and rules for the contest will be available at the Fredonia Village Hall at the Water Department Office, at the Fredonia Farmers’ Market, Market Manager’s Booth on Saturdays between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. and may also be downloaded and printed from Festivals Fredonia’s website at “http://www.festivalsfredonia.com”>www.festivalsfredonia.com. Entry forms must be completed and mailed to “Pie Contest” c/o Festivals Fredonia, Inc., PO Box 273, Fredonia, NY 14063, or they may be emailed to festivalsfredonia@netsync.net. All entry forms must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, July 19.

The Pie Baking Contest is a nonprofessional baking competition that is open to the community, and judging will take place Saturday, July 20, at 11 a.m. Pies must be delivered to the judging table, located in West Barker Commons Park, Fredonia, between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. The winning pie as well as the first and second runners-up will be announced at 3:30 p.m. All pies must be made from scratch, including crusts and fillings and submitted in a disposable pie tin. Pies needing refrigeration will not be accepted. A panel of guest judges will be present to judge the pies based on three categories: Best Filling, Best Crust and Best Overall Pie. Prizes will be given to the winners including: gift certificates to the Fredonia Farmers’ Market, EBC West, tickets for the Historic Trolley Tours that evening and for the Harvest Moon Cemetery Tours that take place in October. Slices of all pies will be sold for $1 per slice, after the judging, with all proceeds donated to local organizations.

For more information, contact Mary Jane Starks, event coordinator, via email at festivalsfredonia@netsync.net.