​Oregon’s Best Blackberry Pie Contest

Home Chefs: make us your BEST Pie and Win!

Win one of three great gift basket prizes from Columbia Empire Farms.

  • 1st Place: $150 Gift Basket and signed copy of The Berry Bible by Janie Hibler
  • 2nd Place: $100 Gift Basket
  • 3rd Place: $50 Gift Basket

Read about the rules.

Saturday, July 16 Schedule

2:00pm to 2:45pm

Register your pie

Marionberry Pear Pie
You will need to register your pie here! Only 10 pies will be chosen for judging!

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Phone number (required)

Name of your pie

Contest Rules

Judging Criteria

Flavor: 30 points
Filling (consistency, doneness, moistness, & flavor): 25 points
Crust (color, flavor, texture, doneness): 20 points
Overall appearance: 15 points
Creativity: 10 points

Contest Requirements

  • Pies can be received at the Berry Festival Information Booth an hour and a half prior to your division start time. All pies must be submitted no later than 30 minutes prior to schedule start time.
  • Open to any individual who is a local NW resident; one entry per person. All ages may enter but there will be no junior division.
  • Entered pie must include at least 60% Oregon blackberries in the filling. It does not have to be a “traditional” two-crust berry pie.
  • May use fresh, frozen, or canned Oregon blackberries (including but not limited to Kotata, Chester, Sylvan, Black Diamond) and Marionberries.
  • Wild blackberries are not valid varieties as this is a contest to promote Oregon cultivated blackberries. Home grown cultivated blackberries must be identified by variety and as home grown.
  • The entire pie must be submitted for judging in a disposable aluminum pie pan.
  • Recipe for the pie and pie crust must be submitted with the entry. It must be typed or printed on one side of an 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper and must list all ingredients, quantities, and preparation instructions. Name, address, phone number, and email must be included on the backside of all pages.
  • All recipes submitted will become the property of the Oregon Raspberry & Blackberry Commission and may be used as part of their public relations efforts in promoting Oregon berries.
  • Refrigeration is not available at the festival; please provide your own cooler for pies needing refrigeration.
  • Judge’s decision is final.

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