A traditional feature of the Warwick Applefest, which will be held this year on Sun., Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., is the apple pie baking contest to celebrate the bountiful apple harvest in the area. This contest is open to all and the entries will be judged in two divisions: junior division for ages seven to 16 and the adult division for age 17 and older. No online pre-registration is required to enter the contest.
Rules for the entrants are as follows:
- Pie must be prepared and baked by the individual submitting the pie entry for judging.
- Amateur bakers only. No professional bakers may enter this competition (professional baker is defined as someone who works for a bakery, works for or owns a catering company, or sells pies).
- Only double crust apple pies will be accepted – no crumbles, crisps or “Bettys” allowed.
- Crusts and filling must be made from scratch. No store bought crust, dough, or canned fillings may be used. Each pie must have a bottom crust and a top crust.
- No other fruits may be added (added juices are OK).
- Pies should be baked in a disposable pie tin or plate. The return of plates cannot be guaranteed.
- Please do not write your name on the pie tin. Your entry will be assigned a number at registration.
- The finished pie cannot contain raw/uncooked eggs (white or yokes).
- An ingredient list, including apple variety used, must be attached the pie.
- The official Applefest Apple Pie Baking Contest entry form mush also be attached.
Pies can be checked in on Sun., Oct. 14 between 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at the Apple Pie Baking Contest booths #82 to #83, located at 2 Bank St. in Warwick. Late entries will not be accepted. After the judging is completed, pies will be sold by the slice. Proceeds from the sale of apple pie slices will benefit the Warwick Ecumenical Food Pantry.
To obtain a flyer with the contest rules and an official entry form, visit www.warwickapplefest.com.
Applefest Pie Eating Contest
The popular Warwick Applefest apple pie eating contests, for adults and children, will take place on Sun., Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. at booth #84, located in the law firm parking lot off Bank St., near the Apple Pie Baking Contest booth. Coordinated by Leslie Noble and Tom Herman, of Noble Pies in Warwick, this is a family event, with separate contests for adults and kids.
The contest involves eating an apple pie in a 10-minute time limit, with no hands allowed. Adult contestants are required to hold their hands behind their backs and eat a nine inch pie. The contest for children includes a smaller six inch pie. The winner of each contest will receive a certificate good for one free pie per month for three months.
The entry fee for the apple pie eating contest is $1 for children ages 12 and under and $5 for adults, ages 13 and older. All proceeds will benefit the Warwick Ecumenical Food Pantry. Participants should reserve a spot at the contest booth #84 by 2:30 pm on the day of the festival. Noble Pies will have their own booth at Applefest, located in the South St. parking lot.
The rules/entry form sheet may be downloaded at: www.warwickapplefest.com or completed at the contest booth.