For all those aspiring and accomplished pie bakers out there, we welcome your entry to the World's Greatest Grape Pie Contest. Unique to our area of the Finger Lakes, Grape Pies were created in the 1950's and credited to longtime Naples resident Irene Bouchard. Joseph's Wayside Market sponsors the World's Greatest Grape Pie Contest at the Naples Grape Festival where contestants enter a freshly baked pie anonymously to be judged on Saturday afternoon by our panel to determine the winner based on taste, texture, appearance and flavor. We are thrilled to say we have had winners from every age group-teenagers to Grandma and one year Grandma and Granddaughter took 2 of the top 3 spots!
Judging begins at noon and winners announced at end of judging and score compilation. Trophies and checks for the winners are presented at the contest.
This year for a change of pace we are auctioning off the beautiful pies entered into the contest once the judging is complete. Come on over to the Grape Pie Contest site next to Memorial Town Hall on Saturday and place a bid on your favorite. Once the judges have finished we will auction off the pies in their entirety to the highest bidders! After the auction stick around for the final results of the pie contest. Bidding for pies starts at $5.00. You will be able to take home the pie in a covered container to enjoy with your family. Proceeds benefit the Naples Rotary and Historical Society so come hungry and bid high!!
2017 applications may be obtained in the PDF section of the home page or by contacting Donna Scott at to 585-490-1339 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also fill out your application on the Saturday of the judging when you drop off your pie in an unmarked disposable container anytime between 9 AM and noon.
New easier drop off for pie contest. Pie contest moved to Memorial Town Hall on south side of Gazebo. Pull up to Monier or Main Street for short term drop off for this years contest. No longer being held in High School parking area.
Pies must be 100% grape pies home made by the person whose name appears on the entry form.
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All proceeds after expenses from the official vendor booth fees and the Brahm-Moore Craft Beverage Garden are donated to these two fine organizations. They are instrumental in funding a variety of programs in our community and in our schools so your dollar does a lot of good for a lot of people.