Congratulations to the 2023 winners:

Lisa Larrabee from Knox, Maine, with her Blueberry Crumble pie!

2nd place: Janice Flowers, Wiscasset – Raspberry pie

3rd place: Katie Luce, Sidney – Mixed berry pie

Special thanks to our pie contest sponsor:

Renewal by Andersen
2023 pie winners

Think you have what it takes to make the BEST pie in 2024? Enter below!

RULES

  • All pies are welcome.
  • Contest is open to kids, teens, and adults of all ages. Amateur bakers only.
  • Professional bakers cannot compete. A professional is defined as someone who works for a bakery, works for or owns a catering company, or someone who sells pies.
  • Each pie entered must have an entry form. Pies must be dropped off at the Augusta Civic Center by 11 am on Sunday, April 7. Winners will be announced at 1 p.m. on the stage.
  • Pies must be homemade from scratch. Bakers may not use store-bought crust or pie filling.
  • Contestants may enter only one pie.
  • Any pie requiring refrigeration will be stored at the Civic Center.
  • Each pie submitted must include a recipe with the list of ingredients.
  • Pies must be baked in a disposable aluminum pie dish.
  • After the contest, all pies will be auctioned off  with the proceeds to go to the Augusta Area Back-to-School Program.

JUDGING

  • Judges will use the scoring guide shown below.
  • Judges will not know the identity of the pie bakers.
  • Judging will begin at 12 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, with prizes announced around 1:00 p.m.
  • Judges will independently assign each pie a score without consultation.
  • In the case of a tie, judges will judge those pies again.
  • Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place.

SCORING:

Overall Appearance: 25 Points
Before slicing
Crust/Topping consistency
After slicing
Juiciness or firmness

Taste: 25 points
Flavor [strength & balance]
Mouth feel [appropriateness]
Crust [flaky, soggy, mealy]
Aftertaste

Overall Impression: 25 Points
Memorable quality of the pie
Are you impressed with the pie?
Creativity
Originality

All judges’ decisions are final!

ENTRY FORM

Please provide the recipe with list of ingredients in the section below OR upload the recipe. Recipe may also be included with pie upon entry at the event.

Drop your file here or click here to upload