This week is the last week to sign up for Pie Palooza, a pie-baking contest and pie-tasting extravaganza at the Collegeville Farmers Market on Saturday, Sept. 29. A few lucky winners will go home with a booty of up to $100 in market goodies but everyone can be a winner by volunteering to be a judge.
For $5, judges will taste all the best flavors of the fall season baked into delicious pies. Then they will cast for their vote for a winner.
Here's how it will work:
Contestants can register for FREE at the market Main Street table this week or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an entry form. Then on Pie-Palooza Day, they will bring 2 pies to the market between 9 and 9:30 a.m. for market customers to taste and judge. They will also bring their recipes to share.
Tasters (judges) will pay a $5.00 fee to sample all of the pies between the hours of 10 and Noon. Winners will be announced at the end of the market.
$50 in market bucks will be awarded to Best in Show and $25 prizes will be awarded in each category, in addition to trophies and ribbons. Plus, we'll all go home full, but inspired to get baking. Time is running out so register soon!