Lemon Dessert Baking Contest 2023

LEMON DESSERT BAKING CONTEST
Zesty Lemon Treats: Turn the Sour into Sweet!

This year’s Lemon Dessert Contest will be sponsored by the Lemon Bay Woman’s Club with the tent sponsored by Michael J. Looney, Inc.

This popular annual contest provides applicants a chance to earn a prize and bragging rights for the year. Participants are asked to bring a dessert to the Cracker Fair at Pioneer Plaza, Dearborn Street between 10 – 11 am on Saturday, February 11.  It must include LEMONS as a main ingredient. There are 5 categories: Pies — Cakes — Cookies -– Bar — Other.

Judging will take place between 11am and 12 pm and the winners will be announced at 12 Noon on the stage. 

Sample plates of the Lemon desserts will be available to fairgoers for a $1 donation at the big tent at noon after the winners are announced.

Why lemons? They played a role in Englewood since 1894 when the Nichols brothers purchased 2000 acres of property to develop a town with surrounding lemon groves. The land sold for $30 an acre. If you were interested in a 1-acre home lot, you had to also purchase a 10-acre grove lot. Unfortunately, 2 hard freezes in 2 consecutive years doomed the lemon crops but our area can proudly identify with one namesake: Lemon Bay.

Entry forms are available at the Englewood Chamber, the Englewood libraries and online here:

DOWNLOAD LEMON DESSERT BAKING CONTEST ENTRY FORM

We thank the Lemon Bay Woman’s Club & Michael J. Looney, Inc. for sponsoring this event.

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