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 2022!

  • Decorated Cupcakes, Heritage Theme
  • Biscotti
  • Cheesecake is back!
  • King Arthur Baking Company is sponsoring Cinnamon-Streusel Swirl Bread with additional gift card prizes.
  • This year’s Court of Honor recipe is Old Fashioned Raised Loaf Cake from the kitchen of Lillian White
  • Grandma’s Favorite Brownies
  • Buttermilk Biscuits class to be judged live 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: