*NEW* Tennessee Apple Pie Contest
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*NEW* Tennessee Apple Pie Contest


The Wilson County Fair-Tennessee State Fair want to find the BEST apple pie in the State of Tennessee!

Chairs: Kinsey Emery – (615)785-0650


First Place
– will receive $500, a Fair cutting board, and a ribbon. First place winner will also receive a Golden Ticket to compete at the World Food Championships in Dallas, Texas, in Nov. 2022. Pie recipe, bio of the winning baker, and picture will be publicly recognized.

Second Place – will receive $150 and a ribbon

Third Place – will receive $75 and a ribbon

Contest Date: Sunday, August 15

Location: Farm Bureau Expo Center, James E. Ward Agricultural Center, Fairgrounds, Lebanon, TN
Registration Online Only
– Registration open only from July 12th – August 9th

Entry Fee: $2.00 per entry (pay in person)

Rules of the pie-baking contest:

  • Competitor must be a Tennessee resident 18 years of age or older
  • Competitor must be an individual, not a company
  • Only one submission per person
  • Submissions will not be accepted without the recipe card attached to the container (Do not include name or address on recipe card)
  • Apples must be the predominant fruit baked into the pie
  • All pies must be baked in a 8-9” pie plate
  • All pies must be submitted in a disposable container.Containers will not be returned to competitors at the conclusion of the contest.
  • Once a pie has been submitted, Fair officials will not assist in pouring, spreading, drizzling, etc. a topping onto the pie.Toppings MUST be on the pie at the time of submission.

Judging Criteria:
General Appearance: 25%
Originality: 25%
Flavor: 50%

Directions for submission:

  • You MUST have pie in hand to receive free entry (1 pie = 1 free admission)
  • Fair gates open at 12 pm on Sunday, Aug. 15; however submissions for the competition will be received from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Farm Bureau Expo Center. NO SUBMISSIONS WILL BE RECEIVED AFTER 2:00 PM.
  • Preliminary judging will take place immediately following the 2:00 pm submission deadline
  • The final round of judging will take place at 3:15 pm with a first, second, and third place winners awarded at its conclusion.
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