The Vermillion County Extension Homemakers will host the 22nd Annual Baker’s Fest on October 2.

The event, which includes a baking contest, guest speaker and lunch, will begin with registration and product entry from 10-10:30 AM at Bono United Methodist Church, 8531 S State Road 71, Dana. 

The 2019 featured baked product is pie.  Categories for Baker’s Fest pie entries include purchased crust, homemade crust, gluten free/sugar free, and non-pastry.  Baker’s Fest participants must be aged 18 or older, or belong to the Vermillion County Extension Homemakers. No professional bakers are permitted to enter the contest.  All entries must be baked and must be entered by the person who baked them.  Entries are limited to two entries per class per person, with a fee of $1 per entry.  A recipe card must accompany the exhibit, which will be mailed to participants after the entry form is received.  First place will be awarded in each class, as well as an overall Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion.  Prizes are: $5 for first place in each class, $15 for Reserve Grand Champion, and $25 for Grand Champion.  Contestants must be present to win. 

The cost for lunch is $10 per person. Baker’s Fest cookbooks, a compilation of the recipes from this year’s entries, may be pre-ordered for $2 per book. 

Registration and entry forms are due by September 25, and may be mailed to the Vermillion County Extension Homemakers, 703 W. Park Street, Suite #1, Cayuga, IN  47928. 

Checks should be made payable to the Vermillion County Extension Homemakers. 

For more information, including specific Baker’s Fest criteria, please visit the Purdue Extension Vermillion County website at, or call the Purdue Extension Vermillion County office at 765-492-5330, or email Lori Bouslog at