The Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest requires at least 60 percent of the pie filling to be apples and it is sponsored by the PA State Association of County Fairs (PSACF).
The Homemade Chocolate Cake contest is sponsored by the PSACF. The entry must be a layered chocolate cake and must be frosted. Both the cake and the icing are to be made from “scratch” and the cake must feature chocolate or cocoa as the main ingredient.
The PA Department of Agriculture’s PA Preferred program sponsors the Cookies, Brownies and Bars contest. The goal of this Junior Baking Contest is to encourage young people across the Commonwealth to participate in Pennsylvania’s agricultural fairs by showcasing locally grown and produced products in their contest entries. All participants must be between the ages of eight and 18. Each entry must include two PA Preferred ingredients. A comprehensive list of products is available on the PA Preferred website. The PA Preferred ingredients must be clearly labeled on the recipe but the packaging labels do not need to be included this year.
All baking contests require that recipes – listing all ingredients, quantities, and the preparation instructions – be submitted with the entry, printed on one side of 8.5” by 11” paper. On the back side of the recipe, the entrant’s name, address, phone number and exhibitor number must be included.
The certified winners of these contests are eligible to participate in the state competitions at the PA Farm Show in Harrisburg next January.
Entries must be delivered to the Solanco Fair on Tuesday, September 18 between noon and 9 p.m. For more detailed information refer to the fair premium books or online at www.solancofair.com under “Dept. 15 – Home Produced Products”. If you have additional questions contact co-chairpersons Liz Henry at (717) 330-0728 or Erin Kilgore at (717) 341-8203.