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Blueberry Festival Cooking Contest

Sponsored by the Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine

The cooking contest is a fun part of the Blueberry Festival tradition. People of all ages enter their favorite blueberry creations in the following categories: Appetizers, Breads, Rolls & Muffins, Coffee Cakes, Dessert Cakes, Cookies, Bars & Squares, Doughnuts, Desserts & Puddings, Jams & Jellies, Pancakes & Waffles, One-Crust Pies, Two-Crust Pies, Salads, Punch & Wines, Relishes, Entrees, and Sugar-Free recipes.

From Pickles to Pies and Prizes

Entries must be made from scratch. Cooks include the recipes with their entries, but do not have their names visible. Cooking contest entries are accepted at the Machias Savings Bank Community Room, on Center Street, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, with judging from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Winners are announced at 3 p.m.


The Blueberry Festival Cooking Contest is organized for the 38th year by Christine Day of Parlin's Bakery, Machias.

Judges for the 2013 Contest: M.J. Zirolli, Jim Bailey (The Yankee Chef), and Lisa Suarez

2011 Cooking Contest Prizes and Winners

The Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine awards prizes for the best overall entry, and for the best two-crust pie. The pie winner is also invited to participate in the pie contest at the Blue Hill Fair. Two children's awards are given for the best entries by a boy and a girl. Prizes this year are as follows: overall winner, $100 Visa gift card; best two-crust pie winner, $100 Visa gift card; boy and girl winners, $50 Visa gift cards.

Cooking Contest forms are on the Downloadable Documents page.

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