All contestants must pre-register by July 21, 2008 and bring their home baked pie to the Home Economics Building by 9:30 a.m. on August 14. With the pie a typed or printed official MSF recipe form is required along with a home economics exhibitor's entry form. The non-previously published recipe must include all ingredients in exact measurements, preparation steps, pan size (pie must be baked in a standard 9-inch round aluminum pie pan), temperature and time for baking. Perishable pies must be brought on ice in a cooler.
Awards for the best pie are $100 for first place, $75 for second place and $50 for third place. Food industry professionals judging the contest include Jerry Walsh, Governor's Mansion chef; Mary Hostetter, owner of the Blue Owl in Kimmswick; and Carol Eldred, partner in Cooky's Cafe in Golden City.
Certain fees may be required. For an application go here. For more info phone (800) 422-3247.
For more information about the Missouri State Fair to be held August 7-17, 2008, go here.