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Announcing our Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market

Holiday Cookie Contest

Being held at the market on Saturday, November 25th

Rules and Entry Form

Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market Holiday Cookie Contest

Contestant Rules

It’s a Holiday Cookie Bake-Off Contest!

The Olde Beaufort Farmers Market is having a Holiday Cookie Baking Contest!

Who Can Enter?

•   Bakers of all ages are encouraged to submit their best cookie and recipe to be judged. Below are a few rules and guidelines for bakers. Registrations are due by Friday November 24th, 2023.

•   Both inexperienced and experienced bakers are eligible to enter.

•   All cookies must be made by scratch by the entrant in a home kitchen.


What Kind of Cookie?

•   This competition is intended for home baked holiday decorated cookies.

•   Cookies can be any type of cookie! Sandwich type cookies (with a filling), gingerbread cookies, molasses cookies, Macarons, or even a sugar cookie.

•   They must be holiday themed, a few examples: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Feast of Saints, Kwanza, or New Years.


How do I Enter?

•   Pre-registration is required and can be completed and submitted at  HOME | farmers-market (

•   Check-in is at 9:30 at the Baking Contest Tent at the market entrance in the corner of Turner and Broad Streets.

•   Judging will begin at 10:00.

•   Please bring a copy of your ingredients used listed on an index card to be displayed in front of your cookies.

•   After judging, your cookies will be sold to the general public. Any proceeds will go towards… “Libby’s Legacy.”

•   All entries should be presented in a sealed container, or properly covered.

•   All containers used to submit the entry are the responsibility of the entrant. It is the entrant’s responsibility to pick up their container immediately following the event.


How Will Recipes Be Judged?

•   Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  •   External appearance: Holiday themed? Attractive decorations? (maximum 10 points)

  •  Taste: (maximum 10 points)

  •   Overall appeal: (maximum 10 points)

  •   Maximum total of 30 points are possible.


What Can I Win?

•   Three finalists will be selected:

•   First place will receive a blue ribbon and a $50.00 gift certificate for shopping at the OBFM.

•   Second place will receive a ribbon and a $30.00 OBFM gift certificate.

•   Third place will receive a ribbon and a $20.00 OBFM gift certificate.



What Happens if I Win?

You will have the bragging rights to “best cookie baker in Beaufort” 

•   Selected finalists will be notified after the judging period, approximately 11:00 am on Saturday, November 25th.

•   All finalists should be physically present for the announcement and accept their prize at that time.

•   Finalists will be photographed which may be used for future promotional materials for OBFM.

We look forward to this fun, hometown event and to seeing and tasting your cookies!
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