October 12, 2019 – Pie Baking Contest

Open to bakers of all ages!


  • Any dessert pie, single or double crust, are welcome!

  • Pies must be entered in the name of the person who made it.

  • Contestant may only enter one pie.

  • Each Pie must be made from scratch and based in a 9” – 10” pie plate/pan.

  • Each pie must include a cover (aluminum foil, plastic wrap, etc.).

  • You may not use pre-made store-bought crust. 

  • Pies cannot be refrigerated so please do not bring cream pies or pies with a whipped cream or dairy topping.

Entering the Contest

  1. Fill out and submit the registration form below.

  2. Bring your pie and a printed copy of the entry form to the contest site at the Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center at 4 Boland Drive, West Orange between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm on October 12, 2019.

  3. At this time your pie will be given an entry number, maintaining the confidentiality of the bakers. 


  • Judging will start at 2:30 PM. Judges will not be present at the contest tent while pies are delivered to ensure confidentiality of the bakers.

  • Judging area will be "off limits" to all but Judges and Pie Contest Committee members.

  • Criteria – Each pie will be judged on the following,

    • Overall Appearance

    • Crust – Color, Texture, Doneness, Flavor

    • Filling – Consistency, Doneness, Moistness, Flavor

    • Overall Flavor

    • Creativity

  • The decision of the judges is final. 

  • Winners will be announced after the judging is complete.

  • Deposition of Pies – all pies become the property of the Fall Festival at OSPAC pie baking contest committee.

Registration Form