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Apple Pie Contest

Date: Sept 01, 2024
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

We were excited to bring you the 15th Annual Apple Pie Contest! The last 15 years have been filled with excitement and lots of different recipes with very different tastes! Whether it’s your grandma’s recipe that’s been in the family for centuries or one you created yourself, we loved trying your pie.

We have people asking months in advance to be a judge of the Apple Pie Contest. There is so much thrill to watch as the judges evaluate each pie and try each piece. After the event is over, they are signing up to get that recipe! Everyone loves a great apple pie.

Do you think YOU can win next year’s event or know someone that could? We are excited to have you and the judges will be waiting for your pie!

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Official Rules

    • The contest is open to all residents of Kendall County, except for professional bakers.
    • Pie(s) must be homemade from scratch to include filling and crust.
    • Can enter more than one pie into the contest as long as a different recipe.
    • Pie(s) must be freshly baked in a 9-inch disposable baking tin.
    • Pie(s) must be 100% apples. No other fruits or ingredients. No store-bought canned apple pie filling or store-bought pie shells or rolled crust is allowed.
    • Pie(s) must be crusted and/or crumbed crusted topping.
    • Pie(s) recipe(s) must be typed or legibly handwritten or printed on a 5"x8" index card. All ingredients must be listed, and entrants' names must not be listed.
    • Pie(s) and recipe(s) must be checked in on Sunday, September 4th, 2022, from 8 am to 10 am. Bring pie and recipe to the Homestead Heritage Exhibit Hall Office for check-in.
    • A Non-refundable entry fee of $10 and an entry form must accompany the entry. If entering online, please bring a copy of your receipt with your pie instead of the above.
    • All entrants are asked to attend a Group Contestant Picture after the contest and any entrant can opt out of the request.
    • All entrants are asked to donate their pie(s) for public tasting after the contest. This is not a mandatory request
    • First Place-$75.00, Second Place-$50.00 and Third Place-$25.00 Plus a Rosette Ribbon for each placement.
Questions or concerns please contact:
Marilyn Culak at 830-537-4096 or kmculak@gvt.com


Pie(s) will be judged before initial slicing on overall appearance for 15 points and 10 points for creativity. After slicing, pie(s) will be judged on the crust for 20 points, 25 points for filling, and 30 points for flavor.

Judging begins at 2 pm and is open to the public. The Kendall County Fair Association will select the panel of judges. Judges will use a scoring scale point system of 1 to 5 (with 5 being the highest point) to assess entries with a perfect score of 100. Scoring will be the sole responsibility of the judges and the judge's results will be final. Judges' sheets will be available to entrants upon request after the contest.


Several judges had the "Apple" of a time picking the winners of this year's great Apple Pie Contest! All of the pies were winners with only a small margin of points separating them.
We want to thank all of the participants for joining us this year!
To the right are some random photos from the day's events. We hope you join us next year!


Marilyn Culak
Kendall County Fair Association
c/o Exhibit Hall - Marilyn Culak
PO Box 954
Boerne, TX 78006

Phone: (830) 249-2839


Apple Pie Contest
Sept 01, 2024 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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