State Adult Baking Contest

Sponsored by The Association of Connecticut Fairs, Inc.


The Contest at each Fair is open to all residents of Connecticut. Commercial, industrial and professional bakers are not
eligible. The junior baking contest is open to juniors between the age of 7 and 15 years of age as of July 1st. Adult
baking age 16 and older

Any Connecticut resident entering a contest at any member fair is automatically entered and competing in the local
contest. Contestants may enter the contest at as many fairs they wish until they win first prize. They will then
represent that fair at the state baking contest.

Please submit entries to both local and state contest on disposable plates. The Association of Connecticut Fairs
and the local fairs are not responsible for the return of plates, trays, or containers.

Judging will be based on appearance, flavor and texture. The Association of Connecticut Fairs will furnish
judges’ score sheets to each Fair and the Contestant will receive these sheets at the end of the contest. Additions,
deletions or substitutions in the recipe is not permitted and will result in disqualification. All decisions of the
judges are final.

Local Contest

The winner of the local contest will receive a blue ribbon from the Association of Connecticut Fairs and will then
become eligible to submit their entry at the state contest. In the event that only one entry is received at the local
contest and that entry is worthy of first prize, that entry must be awarded the first place ribbon.

State Contest

The state contest is held as part of the fall meeting and convention of the Association of Connecticut Fairs. Entries
for the state contest are accepted until 11:00 am on the day of the judging (contact your local fair or visit for the date and location). Contest winners are
announced at the Fall meeting. Each fair is responsible for contacting their contest winner and providing them with
information. The Association of Connecticut Fairs does not contact individual fairs or contest winners in regards to
contest and banquet reservations nor does the Association of Connecticut Fairs cover the costs of attending the Awards
Banquet. No banquet reservations for contest winners will be accepted at the door.

The Harwinton Fair will pay for the dinners of the winner and one guest.

All entries to the state contest become property of the association of Connecticut fairs and are not returned.

The following prizes are to be awarded at the State Contest in November.

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
$40 $35 $30 $25 $15 $12.50 $10 $7.50 $5 $5

Six rosette ribbons will be awarded. Honorable Mention Ribbons will also be awarded.

Two Crusted Apple Pie Contest

Sponsored by The Association of Connecticut Fairs, Inc.

Rules of Contest

Judging Criteria:

  • Overall Appearance 40%
  • Crust 10%
  • Flavor 40%
  • Texture 10%

1. Each pie must be a 9” (measured at the top inside edge of the dish) Two Crusted Pie – Lattice top is excluded.
2. Submit a 3” X 5” card with your recipe, your name and address.
3. No pre-made or pie mixes will be allowed.
4. The main ingredient must be apples. However, pies may include other fruits or ingredients.
5. Failure to adhere to these rules will disqualify the entered pie from the competition.
6. All pies become property of the Association of Connecticut Fairs (baking dishes will not be returned).


  • King Arthur Flour
  • Bishop’s Orchards of Gilford, CT (Exit 57 on I-95)

Thank you to Bishop’s Orchards and King Arthur Flour and for providing donations for prizes to be given to the finalists
of the Apple Pie Contest held at the Fall meeting of the Connecticut Association of Fairs in November, 2019

Adult Baking Committee

Enter Under Department 88 – TWO CRUSTED APPLE PIE CONTEST, To be judged Saturday.

  • Laurie M. Skornia, chairperson (203) 464-0933
  • Diane Richard
  • Mildred Bell(Emeritus)
  • Frank Skornia
  • Kristy Faulkner
  • Donna Veach
  • Valerie Ferrucci
  • Fred Mauzey