Personal Skills – Baking

Baking Exhibits

Connecticut’s largest confection collection! The Durham Fair Baking Competition yields the best in culinary creativity and craftsmanship with over 400 entries fresh out of Connecticut kitchens. Treat yourself to a tour of prize winning cookies, bars, decorated cakes, pies and quick breads, all competitively created for this coveted blue ribbon bake-off! Be sure to stop by our new Durham Fair Country Kitchen with expert demonstrations, tips, techniques and traditions for making award-winning pie crusts, brownies, breads and more!

New for 2018!

  • In lieu of “Decorated Cakes,” we have created a new category, “Heritage Collection.” This entry must contain 3 different baked goods from a cultural heritage of your choice, artfully displayed in a basket. Entries will be judged on creativity, taste and presentation.
  • Boston Cream Pie
  • King Arthur Flour is sponsoring Pumpkin Whoopie Pies, including great King Arthur gift certificates.
  • This year’s Court of Honor recipe is Gwen Brayshaw’s Apple Crisp.
  • Create your favorite lemon baked good and watch live judging on Thursday at 6:00 PM.

Exhibit Highlights

  • State Apple Pie & State Baking Contest
  • Largest Baking Competition in Connecticut
  • Over 400 entries on display

Court of Honor

The Court of Honor class honors local bakers by sharing one of their recipes for exhibitors to make and submit.

Recipes from Previous Years: