Apple Festival Baking Contest

Hay Creek Apple Festival offers Baking Contest

Granny Smith, Macintosh, Jonathan, Winesap – these are just a few of the many delicious baking apples available each fall in Berks County. Traditionally grandma would use these well-known varieties to bake her heavenly pies and dumplings, while today there are many new juicy apple varieties that add to our favorite apple recipes.

The Hay Creek Apple Festival invites you to “pick” your own variety of apple and enter your famed creation into our annual apple dessert contest.

The contest has four Apple Categories, which includes — Pies, Cakes, Breads & Muffins, and Desserts. Kids also have their own category and participate in the contest by baking any apple dessert they desire.

To participate in the apple dessert contest, simply bring your homemade entry to the Hay Creek Apple Festival between 8 am and 9 am on October 10th along with a copy of the complete recipe.

Entries will be judged at 10 am and the winners will be announced during the day. All baked items will be sold at the festival with the proceeds going toward the Joanna Furnace restoration efforts.

For more information about the contest, contact Peggy Umbenhauer at 484-797-6575.

Apple Festival Prizes

First Place winners in each apple category will receive $25.00. Second place winners receive $5.00.

Certificates will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners plus receive 2 complimentary tickets to Hay Creek’s “Christmas at Joanna” event.