Bakers, get your aprons and whisks all set mainly because time is drawing in close proximity to for the once-a-year baking contests at the Jacktown and Greene County fairs.
Dollars prizes will be awarded for the ideal apple pie, chocolate and angel food stuff cakes, and cookies, brownies and bars.
Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest
The 33rd annual Blue Ribbon Apple Pie baking contests will be held on Monday, July 19 at the Jacktown Fair and Monday, Aug. 9 at the Greene County Reasonable. The contest is sponsored by the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs.
Additional than 100 fairs across Pennsylvania will offer income prizes for the best pie. Jacktown and Greene County fairs’ contests are preliminary competitions that guide to the selection of the final Blue Ribbon Apple Pie winner held every January at the Pennsylvania Farm Show.
The very first spot winner at the Farm Show will be awarded a income prize of $500 for their successful entry. Other income prizes will also be obtainable for the leading 5 entries.
The Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest is open to any Pennsylvania resident only 1 entry for every person. Entrants may well not have won first put in this contest at any other truthful in 2021.
For the contest, pies have to consist of at the very least 60% apples in the filling. It does not want to be a standard two-crusted apple pie, and it can have a range of fillings. All components and decorations have to be edible.
The total pie should be submitted for judging in a food items-risk-free, disposable pie pan. No pans, plates and dishes will be returned.
The recipe for the pie and pie crust will have to be submitted with the entry. It must be submitted on an 8 1/2-inch by 11-inch sheet of paper. The recipe must list all elements, quantities and planning directions. The entrant’s title, tackle and phone variety have to be printed on the again facet of all the pages. All recipes and pies will turn out to be the property of the fairs and PA Farm Exhibit and will not be returned.
Refrigeration is not offered at the fairs or PA Farm Present. Entries that call for refrigeration immediately after baking will have to indicate so on the recipe. These entries will not be offered, auctioned or otherwise dispersed for use following judging for meals safety causes.
The pies will be judged on the next point procedure:
n 25 factors for filling (consistency, doneness, moistness and flavor)
n 20 points for crust (colour, taste, texture, doneness)
n 15 points for in general visual appearance and
n 10 factors for creativity.
For more details on entry prerequisites, simply call Melody Burns, Jacktown Truthful, at 724-428-3617 or Jean Scott, Greene County Fair, at 724-627-9756.
Entry forms for the Greene County Reasonable contest have to be postmarked by July 5.
The 2021 Home made Chocolate Cake contest will be held July 19 at the Jacktown Truthful and Aug. 9 at the Greene County Fair. The contest is sponsored by the Pennsylvania State Affiliation of County Fairs (PSACF).
PSACF has been in existence given that 1912. A lot more than 100 member fairs, associations or societies hold once-a-year activities that showcase the commonwealth’s major industries – agriculture and tourism.
An believed 5.5 million persons visit Pennsylvania fairs each calendar year to delight in amusements, food, entertainment, judged competitions and the prosperous Pennsylvania agricultural heritage. For additional info, check out pafairs.org.
For the Home made Chocolate Cake contest, individuals ought to be an personal amateur baker and a resident of Pennsylvania. The entry need to be a layered chocolate cake manufactured from “scratch.” The entry need to be frosted and the frosting ought to also be manufactured from “scratch.” The cake recipe ought to element chocolate or cocoa as a principal component.
More than 100 fairs throughout Pennsylvania will supply dollars prizes for the very best Handmade Chocolate Cake contest. These two nearby fairs’ contests are preliminary competitions that lead to the choice of the remaining Home made Chocolate Cake blue ribbon winner each January at the Pennsylvania Farm Exhibit in Harrisburg. The initial spot winner at the Farm Exhibit will be awarded a dollars grand prize of $500 for the successful chocolate cake recipe.
For a comprehensive list of policies, contact Melody Burns at 724-428-3617 for the Jacktown Honest and Jean Scott at 724-627-9756 for the Greene County Reasonable.
Entry sorts for the Greene County Honest contest should be postmarked by July 5.
The Angel Food stuff Cake contest is returning to the aggressive exhibit lineup at the Jacktown Truthful and Greene County Fair this year. The Amazing Angel Foods Cake contest, sponsored by Pennsylvania Egg Farmers and the Pennsylvania Condition Association of County Fairs, will be held July 19 at the Jacktown Truthful and Aug. 9 at the Greene County Truthful.
Baking a cake is a extremely rewarding area of home cookery. There are two key types of cakes, butter and foam (egg-leavened). Angel food stuff is the basic case in point of a foam cake. The cake is 100 per cent excess fat absolutely free and, simply because of the eggs, is a fantastic source of the highest high quality protein, as nicely as a resource of choline, which is critical to memory and brain enhancement.
Entrants may well not have received very first put in this Angel Foodstuff Cake contest at any other truthful in 2021.
Prizes awarded at each fairs will be first place, $25 2nd spot, $15 and third area, $10. The successful cake will be qualified for levels of competition at the Pa. Farm Display in January 2022, wherever the winner will acquire $500 for initially area.
When getting into your cake, which have to be made from scratch, you ought to also submit the recipe. Pennsylvania generated and packed eggs are asked for to be employed, if doable. Look for the PEQAP or PA packaging dates on the carton.
Cakes will be judged on the next position system:
n 30 factors for taste (odor, taste and flavoring)
n 25 details for inside characteristics (texture and lightness)
n 20 factors for all round visual appeal (area, size and color)
n 15 factors for creative imagination and
n 10 factors for topping, icing or decoration.
For a lot more information, make contact with Melody Burns at 724-428-3617 for the Jacktown Truthful and Jean Scott at 724-627-9756 for the Greene County Truthful.
Entry varieties for the Greene County Good contest ought to be postmarked by July 5.
The 2021 PA Most well-liked Junior Baking Cookies-Brownies-Bars contest will be held July 19 at the Jacktown Fair and Aug. 9 at the Greene County Honest. The contest is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Division of Agriculture’s PA Favored program and coordinated by the Pennsylvania Condition Association of County Fairs.
The purpose of this PA Desired Junior Baking Contest is to motivate young people today throughout the Commonwealth to take part in Pennsylvania’s agricultural fairs by showcasing Pennsylvania grown and produced products and solutions in their contest entries.
A contest participant should be an personal newbie baker age 8 by and which includes 18 several years outdated and a resident of Pennsylvania. The cookies, brownies or bars entry have to incorporate two PA Most popular elements. A thorough record of solutions is readily available at papreferred.com.
Additional than 100 fairs across Pennsylvania will present money prizes for the best PA Chosen cookies, brownies or bars in the Junior Baking Contest.
These two fairs’ contests are preliminary competitions that direct to the collection of the last PA Chosen Junior Baking Contest Cookies, Brownies and Bars blue ribbon winners each individual January at the Pennsylvania Farm Display in Harrisburg. Very first place winners at the Farm Display will be awarded a funds grand prize of $500 for the winning PA Preferred cookie, brownie or bar recipe.
For a finish record of regulations, make contact with the contest coordinator for Jacktown Good, Melody Burns at 724-428-3617 or Greene County Fair, Jean Scott at 724-627-9756.
Entry forms for the Greene County Good contest ought to be postmarked by July 5.