Perfect Peach Pie Contest & Peachy Party

36950868_2134779889897971_732865276332212224_nSunday, August 5th starting at 10 AM

It’s time for the Riverview Farmers Market’s 7th Annual Perfect Peach Pie Contest! In addition to the contest (and tasting afterwards!), we’ll have kids’ activities and lots of peach-themed items from our vendors.

If you’re an amateur baker with a favorite peach pie recipe, read on to find the contest rules and other basic information below.

There will also be free outdoor musical performances by The Fuzzy Lemons at 12:30 and by Joe Taino & Dave Post at 2:00. Both acts appear as part of this year’s Music in the Park series.

JCFamilies is bringing free kids’ activities to the Market from 11 am to 1 pm: a paper peach-pie craft project and a Bubble Fun bubble show.

From 11-1, free face-painting will also be available for children!

All New Jersey residents are welcome. All ages are welcome to submit, but you must be an amateur baker, not a professional baker/chef.

Participants can submit home-baked peach pies or peach cobblers using Jersey peaches; no other dishes will be accepted.

To register, please visit our website for an entry form:

Completed entry forms should be e-mailed to with the subject line “Peach Pie Contest.”

Entrants can also register and submit pies at the Market on the day of the event, at the registration/info table, until the 11:30 a.m. preferred deadline on Sunday, August 5th. No entrants will be accepted after 12 pm!!!

By submitting your dessert, you are allowing the Riverview Farmers Market and New Jersey Peach Promotion Council to publish photographs of your dessert on their websites and in related press releases.

Remember, you must be a NJ resident and a non-professional baker (i.e., you do not make desserts for income/payment).

Judging will take place at noon on August 5th. Three winners will be selected by our four local judges. Judging criteria (established by the NJ Peach Promotion Council) will include: overall appearance, crust puffiness and color, arrangement of peaches (in open-top pies), aroma, filling color, filling taste, and crust taste.

Prizes (donated by local businesses and sponsors) will be awarded at 1:30 P.M.

Market visitors will be invited to taste samples of the contest entries *after* the prizes have been awarded.

Later this summer our first-place winner will take a second version of their winning pie to a final judging site (to be announced at a later date) for 2 grand prizes: one in south/central Jersey; the other in north/central Jersey. Grand prize winners each will receive prize money from the NJ Peach Promotion Council.

The New Jersey Peach Promotion Council is a non-profit voluntary organization of growers, shippers, wholesalers and associated industries dedicated to maintaining a viable peach industry in the Garden State for the purpose of preserving farmers and farmland; and to providing the highest quality and best tasting fresh peaches for consumers.

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