Pumpkin Dessert Contest
October 12 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Congratulations to our winners of the 2018 Pumpkinfest Dessert Contest!
Adult Division: Nancy Chick and Junior Division: Reese Nelson
Their dessert entries were selected from a panel of judges consisting of Guest Judge Patricia Tennison, Reporter and editor for Chicago Tribune, cookbook author, restaurant reviewer for The Chicago Tribune, Founder and director of Paris Writing Cafe, adjunct writing professor at National Louis University; Karen Hammond, Professional food, wine, and travel writer for The Boston Globe and restaurant reviewer for two regional magazines, and Robert Skoglund, a.k. a. the Humble Farmer, a local Mainer and radio star.
Thanks to everyone who participated and helped make this contest a success! Hopefully, we will see you next year!
A HUGE thank you to all our contestants who entered! It was a wonderful turn out of sweet delectables!
2018 Contest Results
1st Place – Nancy Chick, Great Pumpkin Crunch Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
2nd Place – Sarah Godfrey, Chocolate Pumpkin Layer Cake
3rd Place – Echo Hardwick, Mini Pumpkin Cakes
1st Place – Reese Nelson, White Chocolate Pumpkin Mousse
2nd Place – Abby Kopp, Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
3rd Place – Sophia Drum, Brown Butter Pumpkin Layer Cake
This yummy event is free to enter and pits all chefs, bakers, and wannabe Food Network stars in the Pumpkin Dessert Contest. Cash prizes, trophies and cookbooks will be awarded! Preregistration is required.
Register by Wednesday, Oct 9th. Full rules and forms are located here or in-person at Skidompha Library.
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Drop off entries for judging in Porter Hall at Skidompha Library.
1:15 p.m. – Results Announced/Tastings Sold – Theater Street Busker Stage
All types of pumpkin desserts — pies, cakes, cookies, muffins, shortbreads, puddings, crisps, clafoutis, cobblers, tarts, candies, mousse, souffles, ice creams, tortes, trifles, creme caramels, flans, semi-freddos, crepes, strudels — are eligible but they must include fresh, frozen, or canned pumpkin.
Pumpkin pie spice alone does not count.
Prior Year Entries