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Pumpkin Dessert Contest
October 12 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Pumpkin Dessert Contest 2019
Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta is pleased to invite all chefs, bakers, and wannabe Food Network stars to enter this year’s Pumpkin Dessert Contests (adult and junior division competitions). This yummy event will be held on the Saturday of Columbus Day weekend, at Skidompha Library.
Please click here to download the dessert contest registration form.
**Pre-registration is required.
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, semifreddos, crepes, strudels — are eligible but they must include fresh, frozen, or canned pumpkin. Pumpkin pie spice alone does not count. If flour is used in the recipe, it must be King Arthur Flour.
See below for recipes & dessert photos from prior years.
Contestants are required to provide two of their desserts — one for judging and one for tasting. All contestants must provide their own plates, platters, and decorations if desired, as well as serving utensils. Desserts must be dropped off at Skidompha between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., on Saturday of Columbus Day weekend. Contestants and the public will then be asked to leave, and the doors will be closed at 11:15am when the judging begins.
Winners will be announced at 1:15 p.m. The prize schedules follow:
(Adult – AGE 13+)
1st. Place: $150 + King Arthur Flour’s “Baker’s Companion” Cookbook + trophy & ribbon
2nd. Place: $100 + King Arthur Flour’s “Baker’s Companion” Cookbook + trophy & ribbon
3rd. Place: $50 + King Arthur Flour’s “Baker’s Companion” Cookbook + trophy & ribbon
(Junior – AGE: 8-12)
1st. Place: $100 + King Arthur Flour’s “Cookie Companion” Cookbook + trophy + ribbon
2nd. Place: $ 75 + King Arthur Flour’s “Cookie Companion” Cookbook + trophy + ribbon
3rd. Place: $ 50 + King Arthur Flour’s “Cookie Companion” Cookbook + trophy + ribbon
Samples will be sold on Main Street for $2 each or $5 for three selections.
For questions or additional information about the Pumpkin Dessert Contest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Prior Year Entries