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PENNS VALLEY – Crickfest is one of the most anticipated events in the Penns Valley area and continues to grow, continually adding new ideas to make the experience better each year.

Festival organizers are pleased to partner with the event’s candy store – Sweet Creek Cafe – to announce the inaugural Crickfest Pie Contest this Sunday at the annual gathering.

Mary Seaton, Chair of the Cafe Committee, is hoping for a successful competition that will be the first of many.

“We’re going to try it this year and then if it goes well then next year we can really push it and build on that.” said Seaton, who also mentioned that it is her “very excited and hope the community will really get involved” be it through contests, food or bidding on the entries.

“There will be two categories in both the adult and junior divisions, fruit and non-fruit, and two prize tiers within each category.” she explained. “First prize in each division and tier is $50 cash and runner-up will receive an Elk Creek Cafe and Brewery gift certificate.”

“Best in Show of all categories will receive our grand prize of a $100 Pampered Chef gift certificate,” explained Seaton. “The junior section is for bakers aged 15 and under and the adult section is for bakers aged 16 and over.”

Each baker can enter one type of cake in each category, and each competitor must submit two cakes of the same type – one for judging and one for auction.

Cakes must be submitted in disposable pans of the contestant’s choice, and everyone is welcome.

Judging will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. and the winners will be announced at 2:00 p.m. The cakes will be auctioned off after the winners have been announced.

Registrations must be received by noon on Sunday, September 25th.

The evaluation is as follows and based on the following criteria by a jury of 3 judges for each category: taste, 30 points; fill, 25 points; crust, 25 points; appearance, 10 points; Creativity, 10 points.

Crickfest takes place on Sunday 25 September from 11am to 4pm and takes place at Coburn Park, 5 miles south of Millheim (watch for signs).

For more information on the Crickfest Sweet Creek Cafe inaugural pie contest, please contact Mary Seaton at [email protected]

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