Merry Meadow Baking Contest


Whip up your best homemade treat and bring it along to compete in our eagerly awaited Baking Contest! Whether you're a master baker or a passionate amateur, we welcome your culinary creations. Here's what you need to know:

  • Arrival: Please bring your treat to share and compete, arriving no later than 1 PM.

  • Identification Card: Accompany your treat with a small card (approx. 3x4 inches) that includes:

    • Your name
    • The name of the treat
    • A complete list of ingredients
    • Labels if the treat is Vegan (V), Dairy-Free (DF), or Gluten-Free (GF)
  • Presentation: Ensure your entry is neatly covered with a lid or wrap to maintain its tidiness before the judging commences.

  • Judging: Our panel of organizers will taste and judge the treats, which will then be shared with everyone for a delightful tasting experience.

  • Awards Ceremony: Winners will be announced at 3 PM. Don't miss the chance to win in the following categories:

    • Tip Top Treat (Overall Winner): Receive The Golden Spatula trophy, 2 passes to our next Spring Event, and the honor to be a judge next year.
    • Best Bake (Baked Treat): Earn the Best Bake ribbon and 1 pass to our next Spring Event.
    • Most Scrumptious Sweet (Unbaked Treat): Win the Most Scrumptious Sweet ribbon and 1 pass to our next Spring Event.


Baking Contest Rules:

  1. Eligibility: The contest is open to all attendees of Halfling Events willing to showcase their baking skills. Each participant is allowed one entry per category.

  2. Registration: Participants must register their entry at the Halfling Events check-in by 1 PM on the day of the contest. Late submissions will not be accepted.

  3. Preparation: All entries must be prepared in advance and brought to the event ready for judging. On-site cooking or baking facilities will not be provided.

  4. Presentation: Each entry must be presented with a small card (approx. 3x4 inches) that includes the participant's name, the treat's name, and a complete list of ingredients. This is essential for attendees with dietary restrictions or allergies.

  5. Labeling: Clearly label if the treat is Vegan (V), Dairy-Free (DF), or Gluten-Free (GF) to ensure safety and inclusivity for all attendees.

  6. Covering: Entries should be covered with a lid or suitable wrap to maintain hygiene and prevent contamination until the time of judging.

  7. Portion Size: Prepare enough for small tastings by the judges and a portion for shared tasting among attendees post-judging.

  8. Judging Criteria: Entries will be judged based on taste, presentation, creativity, and adherence to the entered category.

  9. Food Safety: Participants are responsible for ensuring their entries are prepared, transported, and stored in a way that prevents foodborne illnesses.

  10. Prohibited Ingredients: No illegal substances or ingredients are allowed. Entries found to contain such will be immediately disqualified and removed from the contest.

  11. Cleanup: Participants are responsible for the cleanup of their respective areas after the contest.


By participating in the Halfling Events baking contest, entrants agree to abide by the contest rules and understand they are responsible for the preparation and safety of their submissions. Halfling Events and its organizers are not liable for any health issues that may arise from the consumption of the contest entries.

Participants confirm they have disclosed all ingredients in their submissions and understand the importance of this information for attendees with allergies or dietary restrictions. Halfling Events reserves the right to disqualify any entry that does not adhere to the contest rules, is deemed unsafe for consumption, or contains illegal substances.

By entering the contest, participants grant Halfling Events permission to use their names, photographs, and details of their entries for promotional purposes in connection with the contest.

The decision of the judging panel is final, and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the outcome of the contest.

Halfling Events is committed to creating a fun, fair, and safe environment for all participants and attendees. We thank you for your cooperation and look forward to a delicious and creative contest!