Apple pie contest needs entries

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Entries are sought for the 41st Annual Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau Apple Pie Baking Contest during opening day of the Santa Cruz County Fair, Sept. 13.

The entry deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 5, postmarked no later than 11:59 p.m.

This contest is sponsored by the Pajaro Valley apple growers, shippers and related industries as well as pie lovers throughout Santa Cruz County and the Pajaro Valley. It has been organized by the Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau since 1977. 

Entry forms can be found in the fair’s premium book located at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds Office, 2601 East Lake Ave., Watsonville or online at www.santacruzcountyfair.com and at the Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau, 141 Monte Vista Ave., Watsonville.  There is no entry fee for this opening day event. 

There are three divisions:     

• Juniors – 17 years of age and under

Seniors – 18 years of age and over

• Masters – Anyone who has won first, second place in the Senior Division

In each division, the first place prize is $50, second place is $40, and third place is $30. Best of Show is $50.

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