2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Start searching your cookbooks for your best pumpkin dessert recipe! Whip up a delicious dessert using pumpkin as the main ingredient. The South Jersey Pumpkin Show festival will feature a Pumpkin Dessert Baking Contest on Saturday, October 10 at the Salem County Fairgrounds, Rte. 40, Harding Highway, Pilesgrove/Woodstown NJ 08098. A panel of judges will sample each entry and judges will be looking at the presentation, taste, texture and appearance. All entries must be accompanied by a recipe card with the ingredients used. Registration will be held at the festival from 2:00pm to 3:00pm only; judging will begin promptly at 3:00pm. Winners and prizes will be awarded at 4:00 pm.

All entries must use fresh or canned pumpkin, pumpkin spices or a combination of one or all, in the recipe and be prepared by you. No store bought entries will be permitted. All entries will be cut into bite size pieces after judging has been completed, then sampled by festival goers. This contest is for pumpkin desserts like pumpkin pie, rolls, bread, cookies, fudge, cake and cupcakes. Longaberger Baskets or Pottery, gift cards, candles and more awarded for the first to third place winners. All entries will receive a ribbon and a free pumpkin recipe cookbook. A special prize will be awarded to the best decorated recipe card.

All recipes cards will become the property of the South Jersey Pumpkin Show festival and placed on display.
The contest is free to enter, but general admission applies. Contestants must be at least 18 years old to enter.


735 Harding Highway Woodstown, Salem 08098