The Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce is announcing a new event the Friday evening before this year’s Apple Festival. After the official judges have named the winners of the baking contest, the public will be invited to view and taste the items. The baking contest currently has five divisions: apple pie, adult division, junior division, cupcake division and apple breads and cake division. Each division is awarded a first, second and third place trophy. Many of the pies and cakes are still warm when offered for judging.
The public will be welcomed to try the desserts and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee. To go boxes will also be offered for those who would like to take some treats home to family or to enjoy later. The contest is popular among bakers old and young. This gives the public an opportunity to sample and see the array of desserts and to taste, firsthand, the differences in the use of many varieties of local apples that the bakers use.
The event will be held at the Oak Harbor Municipal Building on the corner of Main and Church Streets on Friday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m. Admission to the event will be $3 per person and admission includes one cup of coffee and one dessert sample.