We want you to Compete! In our Annual Pineapple Bake Off at the Wahiawā Pineapple Festival.

Open to ages 12 and up, competitors are challenged to bring their best Pineapple dessert to be taste-tested by an esteemed panel of judges. You must choose a category of dessert to compete in–Brownies/Bars, Cakes, Candies & Confections, Cookies, Dessert Beverages, Frozen, Pastries, Pies & Cobblers, Puddings & Custards, Miscellaneous. The winner of each category will go on to compete in a final round. The final winner will be added to our perpetual trophy and walk away with $500!

@ the Pineapple Festival
10:00 – 10:45 AM Contestant Registration
11:00 AM Judging

HURRY AND REGISTER TODAY!—–>
THE CONTEST IS OPEN TO THE FIRST 10 BAKERS  IN EACH CATEGORY TO APPLY.

If you have any questions contact, Darin Uesugi at 808-382-8066 or at support@pineapplefestival.org.

MEET OUR JUDGES!

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Please read the Bake Off contest rules.

BAKE OFF RULES

Contestants will create a dessert that features fresh or canned pineapple, or pineapple favoring. One entry per person, per year.

They will bake their dessert at home and bring a complete dessert that will be photographed and then cut and served to be judged.

Desserts must have a covering, and coolers will be available for desserts that require cooling.

At the festival, every effort will be made to follow good sanitation practices, including hand washing stations, and use of clean serving utensils and gloves.

Likewise, in order to participate, contestants are required to sign a waiver and a pledge that best sanitation and hygiene practices were used in the home kitchen.

Contestants are required to bring on a card: dessert name, list of ingredients, recipe, contact information, and a home-baked label that reads “produced in a home kitchen that has not been inspected”.

Registration is at 10:00 – 10:45 am and judging begins at 11:00 am. Each entry will be taste tested in your chosen dessert category (the contest may reassign a dessert to a more applicable category if deemed necessary), by a panel of judges using a numeric scoring system, based on criteria including originality, taste, visual appeal, and use of pineapple. Total scores will be tallied and the highest score in each category will go on to the finals.  The winner of the final round will win the grand prize and trophy. In the case of a tie, the judges will break the tie. The rulings of the judges are final. Scoring will not be made available.

All recipes will be shared with the public, including on websites and social media. Contestants’ likeness may be used in marketing and publicity materials.