Contest Rules

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How to Enter:

  • Starting September 4, 2013 registration will begin on our website. Entry fee is $25.00
  • The number of contestants will be limited to 154, so don’t delay!
  • Bring 2 IDENTICAL PIES to Holstein Park between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 am on Sunday, October 20, 2013. Judging begins at 11:00 a.m. The event opens to the public at 2:00 p.m.

Rules

  1. The Contest is open to anyone wishing to bake an APPLE PIE.
  2. Only Double Crust Apple Pies will be accepted, no Crumbles, Crisps, Betty’s or Pan Dowdy’s allowed. Official Bucktown Apple Pie Contest judge’s ruling as to eligibility will be final.
  3. Pie MUST be checked in by 11:00 a.m. on contest day (10/20/13)
  4. No other fruits may be added (juices OK).
  5. Pies that need special handling, refrigeration or heating elements are not allowed.
  6. The finished pie cannot contain raw/uncooked eggs (white or yokes). Egg must reach 160 degrees to be considered cooked. Official Bucktown Apple Pie Contest judge’s ruling as to eligibility will be final.
  7. We recommend that pies are baked in disposable pans only, as pans will not be returned.
  8. Pies will be scored on Appearance, Crust, Filling and Overall Flavor/Taste.
  9. Top Three Winners will receive ribbons and prizes; Fourth and Fifth Place Winners will receive prizes and certificates.
  10. If you wish to bake a pie and not have it judged we will be happy to accept it and sell it by the slice to raise money for Holstein Park.
  11. Following judging, the pies will be sold to the crowd. All proceeds will go to the Friends of Holstein Park.