Those looking to put their baking skills to the taste test, while also helping to feed the hungry, have only two days left to enter the apple pie contest at the Stanislaus County Fair.
Each entrant in the 12th annual Apple Pie Contest — sponsored by Dave Dubyak of Dubyak Chiropractic — must submit two pies, one for judging and one that will be donated to the United Samaritans Foundation’s lunch program.
There is no entry fee for the contest, in an effort to encourage service groups and individual bakers alike to compete and provide more pies for the hungry. Although started to help a worthy cause, it is still a competition with bakers pulling out all the stops to create that perfect apple pie experience.
The contest will be judged by a group of local dignitaries on the opening day of the fair, who will grade each pie on a scale of zero to five for the following categories: taste and texture of the crust, taste and texture of the filling, and overall appearance. First prize is $100, with the second place finisher receiving $50.
Although there is no fee to compete, preregistration is required. For more information about the pie contest, or to register, call the Stanislaus County Fair at 668-1333, visit stancofair.com or call Dubyak Family Chiropractic at 668-1944.