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Apple Pie Baking Contest


Friday, October 18, 2024 


Apple Pie Contest Divisions 

-Sprouts: Ages 5-13 

-Buds: Ages 14-18 years (19 years if still in high school)

-Blossoms: Ages 19 years and older

-Commercial Division: A business or organization that sells fresh apple pies to the public.

Pie Criteria (ALL divisions): Pies must be a two crust pie made from scratch. Pies need to be made in a 9 inch aluminum pie pan. Pies baked in any other container or other size will be disqualified.


Check-in: All pies need to be delivered to the Berkeley County Youth Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall on Friday, October 18 between noon- 1:00 p.m.  Plastic pie containers will be provided at check-in. 


Judging will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Friday with an informal announcement of winners around 4 p.m. A grand prize winner will be chosen from all non-commercial divisions. First, second and third placewinners will also be selected for each non-commercial division. Commercial pie entries will be judged separately and the business or organization with the best pie will be awarded a banner to display at their establishment.

Winning bakers are encouraged to attend the auction on Sunday, October 20 at the fairgrounds main arena to receive their awards and help auction off their pie. The auction begins at 11:45 a.m. and winners are asked to be there by 11:00 a.m. to line-up. 

Entry fees: (Registrations must be postmarked by October 6, 2024) 

Students up to 12th grade $2 each; All other entries $10 each.

*For more information, please TEXT 304-671-9709

All non-winning pies will be sold for $10 each on Saturday and Sunday

at the craft fair with the proceeds to benefit the festival.

To enter, download the form HERE (check back soon)

and send your Registration and entry fee to:

Candace Dalton

ATT: Apple Pie Contest

Mt. State Apple Harvest Festival

PO Box 1362

Martinsburg, 25402

Registrations must be postmarked by Friday, October 4, 2024

If paying by check, make payable to Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival. 

Special thanks to our 2023 Sponsors: 

Spring Valley, Bechdel Jewelers, Duke Edward and Momma Boyd's Family Diner.

Thanks to Martins for donating pans and containers! 

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