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The Jefferson County Fair has many classes available for bakers to demonstrate their skills. There are classes for young and old bakers. The General Exhibitions Committee has added several new chapters/competitions to their lineup.

Groundhog cookies

The Spicy Groundhog Cookie Recipe Contest has been scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, July 20. This competition is open to all ages. The recipe is available on the show’s website at

Apple pie

The 2022 Blue Ribbon Apple Pie baking competition will be held on Monday, July 18th.

The competition is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association of County Fairs. Over 100 galleries across Pennsylvania will offer cash prizes for the best pie. The Jefferson County Fair is a preliminary competition that leads to the selection of the final winner of the Apple Blue Ribbon Pie held each January at the Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Chocolate cake

The Homemade Chocolate Cake Competition 2022 will take place on Tuesday, July 19th. The competition is sponsored by the Pennsylvania State County Fair Association (PSACF).

angel food

The Angel Food Cake contest returns to the competitive fair lineup at this year’s Jefferson County Fair.

The Amazing Food Cake Contest, sponsored by Pennsylvania Egg Farmers and the Pennsylvania Association of Regional Expositions, will take place on Monday, July 18.

Cake baking is a very useful area of ​​home cooking. There are two main types of cakes, butter and foam (leavened eggs). Angel food is the classic example of foam cake. The cake is 100% fat-free, and because of the eggs, it is a good source of high-quality protein, as well as a source of choline, which is necessary for memory and brain development.

Cookies, brownies and bars

All novice bakers are encouraged to enter the 2022 PA Preferred™ Junior Baking Cookies-Brownies-Bars competition scheduled for Tuesday, July 19.

The competition is sponsored by the PA Preferred™ Program of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and coordinated by the Pennsylvania Association of County Fairgrounds.

The goal of this PA Preferred™ Junior Baking Contest is to encourage young people across the Commonwealth to participate in the Pennsylvania Agricultural Fairs by featuring produce grown and produced in Pennsylvania in their contest entries.

Contest Rules

Entries must be delivered to the Public Galleries, Joe Shields Memorial Blue Building between 4 and 5:30 p.m. on competition day (unless other arrangements are made with Committee Chair Susan Alexander).

Complete rules for each of the contests are available on the Jefferson County Fair website at or by sending an email to [email protected] If a computer is not available, you can call 814-715-6049 and leave a message if there is no response.

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