Maple Cooking Contest

Updated: Jan 29, 2020

Sponsored by Cooperative Insurance

Thursday April 23

All entries will be judged by a team of judges on Thursday evening, April 23th beginning at 5 p.m. No one is permitted in the judging area during judging (except for the judges and their assistants). All contest rules must be followed exactly, and decisions of the judges are final. Contestants will be notified of the reason for any disqualification by the contest chair. Only pure Vermont maple syrup may be used in the preparation of any entry.

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Download full contest rules here

2019 Winners

Cakes- Hunter Boylan-Robinson Sheldon Spring VT

Pies, Other Desserts- Keeli Garceau St. Albans VT

Pickles- Judy Magnan Enosburg Falls VT

Breads- Jessica Weatherby St. Albans VT

Maple for the Health of it- Lynn Tetreault St. Albans VT

Youth- Addison Spaulding Sheldon VT

Best Youth Cook- Addison Spaulding Sheldon VT

VT Best Maple Cook- Keeli Garceau St. Albans VT

Patty Cross Commendation- Jamie Rushford Enosburg Falls VT

Rising Star- Rene Rainville Fairfax VT

NEW CONTEST- Vermont Restaurants


Vermont restaurants are eligible to compete for the Vermont Maple Festival’s first- ever Five

Star Maple Menu Award. This award will be given to the restaurant which enters a dish,

deemed to be the best maple-infused menu item, sampled by the panel of judges. The winning establishment will be given promotional signs, a wooden plaque, and the rights to include this recognition by the VT Maple Festival in future advertising. The Five Star Maple Menu Award will be presented at the annual Barbecue Dinner, on Saturday evening, Apr. 25, at 6 p.m., in St. Albans. The winning restaurant will receive 2 tickets to this Maple Barbeque.

Entries must be delivered to the VT Maple Festival Exhibit Hall (BFA cafeteria, Fairfield St., St. Albans) on Thursday, Apr. 23, between the hours of 1 and 4. For more info click below:

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Download full contest rules for FIVE STAR MAPLE MENU CONTEST



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