Ready, set…BAKE!

Rules for the Pie Baking Contest

  • Competitors must provide TWO of the same kind of HOMEMADE pie.
  • Pies may NOT contain dairy or cream. (Butter is OK) Cream/dairy pies are not eligible for consumption or judging.
  • Pie diameter must be greater than 8 inches.
  • Bakers must deliver pies to Soda Springs Park between 4:00-4:30 pm to compete.
  • Judging begins promptly at 5:00 pm.
  • All judge’s decisions are FINAL.
  • This is a FUN competition! There is no entry fee.
  • Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place for both “Kid” (14 and under) and “Adult” divisions.  Pies are judged on overall appearance, creativity, taste, and texture.
  • Once judging has finished pie slices are available for purchase by pie lovers of Manitou Springs. Bakers get a free ticket to try any pie!
  • Winners will be announced and sent to all local media.
  • Collect pie plates at the end of the Ice Cream Social OR for one week after the event at 354 Manitou Ave., 80829. Pie plates left after one week may be donated.

Pie Baking Contest Entry Form

Pie baking in Manitou Springs is serious business. Community members gather together the first Monday in July to compete for fame, glory and bragging rights. Bake two (2) identical pies to enter and bring your pies to the Bud Ford Pavilion at Soda Springs Park on Monday, July 3rd. Drop off between 4:00-4:30 pm. Please review the rules above before you start baking! Call 719-685-5089 if you have any questions.  Use this link to submit your pie entry! 

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