1. This contest is open to bakers of all ages
  2.  Pies must be entered in the name of the person who made it.
  3. Apples must be bought from a Farmers Market, if possible.
  4. Each Pie must be made from scratch and based in a 9” – 10” pie plate. You may not use pre-made store-bought crust.

  5. All pies become property of the Des Moines Farmers Market .

  6. All contestants must give permission to have their photos taken and allowed to be used in the marketing of the DMFM.

  7. Judging will start at 11:30 am.
  8. Criteria – Each pie will be judged on the following, out of 100 possible points

    1. Overall Appearance – points 1-20
    2. Taste– points 1-40
    3. Overall Impression – points 1-2 
    4. Creativity – points 1-20
  9. Scoring

    1. Each judge assigns a numerical value in each criteria category, without consultation with

    the other judges.

    1. The pie receiving the highest total numerical value is the winner. The Pie Contest

    Committee will tally the judging sheets.

    1. In the case of a tie, the judges will judge those pies again.
    2. The decision of the judges is final.
    3. Prizes will be given out for First Second and Third place.


    Contest continues rain or shine.

    For more information call Susie Novak 509-869-0051