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Things To Do

  • McGregor Historical Museum Open Sunday 1 – 3 pm and Wednesday – Saturday 11 am to 3 pm or by appointment
  • The Left Bank – Art Gallery and gift shop- open daily 9 am – 5 pm
  • Depot Railroad Museum – Marquette, IA  

        Browse the shops of McGregor and Marquette and enjoy the history, beauty and shopping therapy of our lovely towns!

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September Happenings:

Things to Do in September!

 

September 22-  Live Music Eagles Landing Winery 1pm  The Get Away Band Marquette, IA 

September 22 Eagles Landing Winery AppleFest Marquette, IA

September 29th- Hole in the Sock Gang street theater 1pm McGregor, IA

Save The Dates!

Oct 6 & 7 Fall Art and Craft Festival- McGregor Iowa

Oct 6 Pie & Tart Baking Contest judging starts at 11am

Oct. 6th Hawk Watch at Driftless Area Wetland Centre

Oct. 13 & 14 Leaf Art and Craft Festival – McGregor, Iowa

Flea Market Under the Bridge in Marquette Iowa first two weekends in October.

Pie & Tart Baking Contest

The Fall Festival Pie Baking Contest is open to amateur bakers only.  Professional bakers are not allowed to enter.

Open to bakers of all ages, children welcome

Prizes:

1st Ribbon  and gift basket

2nd Ribbon and gift basket

3rd Ribbon and mug

Trophy awarded to top selling pie at the auction – winning the People’s Choice Award!

Categories:

Fruit pies & tarts

Nut pies & tarts

Cream, custard or pudding pies & tarts

Aronia Berry  & tarts

Homemade pie contest rules:

  1. A) Pies must be entered in the name of the person who made it.
  2. B) Contestants may enter up to 3 pies. Entrants must provide 1 pie for judging and provide a second pie for the auction, highest bid pie will be awarded top people’s choice award.
  3. C) Each pie must be made from scratch and based in a 9” -10” pie plate/pan make sure it is in a disposable container/pie plate. Each pie must include a cover. You may not use pre-made store-bought pie crust.

Enter a Pie:

A)Bring your pie to the Contest site, at Old Man River restaurant by Triangle Park in McGregor, IA  between 9:30am – 10:45am October 6, 2018. At this time your pie will be given an entry number, maintaining confidentiality of the bakers. There is a $5 entry fee per pie.

  1. B) Fill out registration form
  2. Acknowledge that the entered pies become the property of the Fall Art & Craft Festival and they you do not get your pie back.
  3. If you win you give your permission to have your photo taken during the announcement ceremony and have it used for Pie Contest and Festival promotional materials.
  4. C) A copy of your pie recipe, on a 3×5 card or 8×10 paper, with a list of ingredients must be provided with the recipe name, contestants name and phone number at time of drop off.
  5. D) All contest entrants will receive a Fall Festival Pie Baking Contest Ribbon.

Judging

  1. A) Judging will start at 11am. Judges will not be present at the contest check in site while pies are delivered to ensure confidentiality of the bakers.
  2. B) Judging area will be “off limits” to all but judges and Pie Contest Committee members
  3. C) Minimum of three judges
  4. D) Criteria – Each pie will be judged on the following, out of 95 possible points
  5. Overall appearance- points 1-20
  6. Crust- Color, texture, doneness, flavor – points 1-20

                iii. Filling- Consistency, doneness, moistness, flavor- points 1-20

  1. Flavor – points 1-20
  2. Creativity – points 1-15
  3. E) Scoring
  4. Each judge assigns a numerical value in each criteria category, without consultation with the other judges.
  5. The pie receiving the highest total numerical value is the winner. The pie contest committee will tally the judging sheets.

                iii. In the case of a tie, the judges will judge those pies again

  1. The decision of the judges is final
  2. F) Winners will be announced after the judging is complete.

Disposition of pies –All pies become the property Fall Art & Craft Festival. After judging, pies will be sliced and sold to the general public. The second pie will be auctioned off for the People’s Choice Award.

For more information call McGregor Marquette Chamber of Commerce 563-873-2186

 

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