Winners of apple pie contests at Warwick Applefest 2017
Noble Pies of Warwick judged the Apple Pie Baking Contest and hosted the Apple Pie Eating Contest at Warwick Applefest on Sunday, October 1.
For many years, the pie baking contest has been a tradition for local bakers and others in the Hudson Valley. There are divisions for young bakers and amateur adults, and a ribbon is awarded for the most creative pie.
Winners of Pie Baking Contest
1st place – Melanie Kolacy, Warwick
2nd place – Sandra Frawley, Greenwood Lake
3rd place – Melina Gurunicin, Mahwah, NJ
Most Creative – Jacquelyn Quoma, Pompton Lakes, NJ
1st place – Olivia Frawley and Olivia Cupo, Greenwood Lake
2nd place – Jasmine Sih-Feiertag, W. Pomona
3rd place – Adela Agmi, Woodside
Most Creative – Jasmine Sih-Feiertag, W. Pomona
After the contest, the pies are sliced and sold to the public to benefit the Warwick Ecumenical Food Pantry. This year, the Applefest Committee will present a donation of $320 to the Food Pantry, with proceeds from sales of pie slices and contest entry fees.
After the Pie Baking Contest winners were announced, excitement began to build for the Pie Eating Contest, with a youth competition and an adult competition. The contest requires eating an apple pie during a ten minute time limit, with no hands allowed. The crowd cheered as the contestants dug in and ate their pies as quickly as possible.
Winners of Pie Eating Contests
Child Division – Maxwell Passaro, Lyndhurst, NJ Age: 13
Adult Division – Eddie Cullari Jr from Eddies’ Roadhouse
Winners of both contests will receive a free pie per month for three months, courtesy of Noble Pies.
Noble Pies, owned by Leslie Noble and Tom Herman, has been making homemade pies since 2008 in the Warwick area. Their retail location, at 121 State Rte. 94 S, Warwick, NY sells a variety of baked goods, with a small cafe serving pies by the slice.