West Virginia Black Walnut Festival

Spencer, West Virginia

October 10-13, 2019

Bake Contest

The 2019 West Virginia Black Walnut Festival Baking Contest will take place Friday, October 11th at the Spencer Municipal Building. The contest is open to all West Virginia Residents.


This year the Baking Contest category is cakes.  Entries must be brought to the Spencer Municipal Building between 8:00am-9:30am Friday morning.  All entries will be judged on taste, texture, consistency, ease of preparation, and overall appearance.

Rules are as follows:

Each entry shall consist of 1 whole cake placed on a disposable container made from scratch. No cake mixes! (Cakes will not be returned and if container is not disposable it cannot be picked up until the following week.)

Each entry must contain a minimum of ½ cup of West Virginia Black Walnuts either in the cake or topping the cake.

Two copies of the recipe must accompany each entry, with contestant's name, address, and telephone number on the back.

One entry will be accepted per person.

Winning entries will be posted immediately following the judging.

The decision of the judges will be final.

Prizes are as follows:
1st Ribbon and $100.00
2nd Ribbon and $75.00
3rd Ribbon and $50.00

Once entered all entries will become the property of the Black Walnut Festival Committee and will not be returned.

This year's baking contest is sponsored by Shoppers Value Foods!