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The King Arthur Baking Company Baking Competition is a great way for exhibitors to show off their baking skills, trying their hand at the elusive first place ribbon and special prizes.

But did you know it’s also a great way to support the work of the Miami County Fair Association? After the pie judging is complete, all pies are auctioned off to the highest bidder, with proceeds going to the Miami County Fair Association to help with fair improvements.

Calling all bakers and bidders! Mark your calendars for the King Arthur Baking Company Bake Contest and Auction — Monday, July 25. Entrance at 5:30 p.m. followed by a judgment at 6 p.m. This year, the pie contest is moved to building #2 on the south side. from the fairgrounds, next to the arena.

Double crust fruit pies only. Pie type is limited to pies that can be safely displayed at the fair. No custard or cream pies.

Contest rules:

  • Adults only, 20 years and over
  • Exhibitor must bring the opened bag of King Arthur flour or submit a UPC label from the bag of flour when submitting the entry.
  • Pies should be baked in a disposable pan. Pie recipe is required with an entree on a 3″ x 5″ index card.
  • Judging criteria will be based on 100 possible points: taste — 50 points, general appearance/creativity — 25 points and texture — 25 points.
  • This competition is open to an individual or a group.
  • The first pie spot will be presented to the Chairman of the Board of Directors at the end of judging.
  • All pies will be given to the Fair Board and will be auctioned immediately after judging. The money will be donated to the Miami County Fair Association.
  • Pies must be made by the exhibitor.
  • The exhibitor may have multiple entries in the pie contest.

Price :


  • The pies will be sold to the highest bidder.
  • Can’t participate in the auction, but want to buy a pie? No problem, we can do the bidding for you!

For more information about the King Arthur Baking Company pie contest and auction, see page 22 of the Miami County Fair Book or contact Kathy Goul at (913) 294-4306 or [email protected]

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