Bake the World A Better Place at Rochester Hometown Picnic & Pies

The City of Rochester is proud to announce the Inagural Rochester Hometown Picnic & Pies on Saturday, June 15, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Rochester Municipal Park. Old-school community fun picnic and the first-ever Rochester Blue Ribbon Baking Contest at 1:00 p.m. Bakers of all ages are invited to show off their sweet baking skills in the form of everyone’s picnic favorite, pies. “For me, when someone says hometown, one of the things I envision is a freshly baked pie cooling in a … [Read more...]

48th Art & Apples Festival features Annual Baking Contest

The 48th Annual Art & Apples Festival is in search of the finest, most imaginative, bakers looking to capture their talents as self-proclaimed apple dessert connoisseurs. Interested bakers may submit either and apple pie or apple dessert with apples as the main ingredient. Applications are available at The non-refundable application fee is $5 and must be submitted by Tuesday, September 3, 2013.  All proceeds benefit Paint Creek Center for the Arts. Participating … [Read more...]