Contest Rules

How to Enter:

  • Starting September 2, 2014 registration will begin on our website. Entry fee is $25.00
  • The number of contestants will be limited to 154, so don’t delay! We do fill up.
  • Bring 2 IDENTICAL PIES to Holstein Park between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 am on Sunday, October 19, 2014. 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 (10/19/14). We will turn away latecomers.
  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. We do have a limited number of pans from previous years that can be borrowed though. Contact us for more info.
  8. Pies will be scored on Appearance, Crust, Filling and Overall Flavor/Taste.
  9. The top five winners will receive ribbons and prizes.
  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.