FORKSVILLE - The Sullivan County Fair will hold the 25th annual blue ribbon apple pie baking contest Aug. 30.
The contest is co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Apple Marketing Program, the state Department of Agriculture and the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs.
More than 100 fairs across Pennsylvania will offer cash prizes for the best pie. Sullivan County Fair's contest is a preliminary competition that leads to the selection of the final Blue Ribbon Apple Pie winner held each January at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show. The first place winner at the Farm Show will be awarded a cash prize of $500 for their winning entry. Other cash prizes also will be available for the top five entries.
The contest is open to any individual who is a Pennsylvania resident; only one entry per person. Entrants may not have won first place in this contest at any other fair in 2012. The entry to be a pie that must include at least 60 percent apples in the filling. It does not need to be a "traditional" two crusted apple pie and it can have a variety of fillings. The entire pie must be submitted for judging in a disposable pie pan.
The recipe for the pie and pie crust must be submitted with the entry. It should be submitted on a standard 8-1/2-by-11-inch sheet of paper.
The recipe must list all the ingredients, quantities and the preparation instructions. The entrant's name, address and phone number must be printed on the back side of all pages.
For more information on entry requirements, obtain a Sullivan County Fair Premium Book at the Sullivan County Library or the Sullivan County Extension Office in Dushore, or contact Jody Lambert, fair secretary, at 924-3843.