Annual Perfect Peach Pie Contest (and Peachy Party) on August 5th!

July 13, 2018

It’s summertime, and the living is peachy! Sunday, August 5th is the date for the Riverview Farmers Market’s 7th Annual Perfect Peach Pie Contest. If you’re an amateur baker with a favorite peach pie recipe, read on to find the contest rules and other information below.

We’re also organizing a Market day full of live music from The Fuzzy Lemons (12:30) and Joe Taino & Dave Post (2:00), kids’ activities from 11:00 to 1:00 (bubble fun and a craft from JC Families, plus face-painting!), peachy treats from our vendors, and more…so mark your calendars and plan to spend it with us!


All New Jersey residents are welcome. All ages are welcome to submit, but you must be an amateur bakernot a professional baker/chef.

Participants can submit home-baked peach pies or peach cobblers using Jersey peaches; no other dishes will be accepted.


Entrants can also register and submit pies at the Market on the day of the event starting at 10:00 am, at the registration/info table, until the 11:30 a.m. preferred deadline on Sunday, August 5th (no entrants will be accepted after 12 pm!!!).

By submitting your dessert, you are allowing the Riverview Farmers Market and New Jersey Peach Promotion Council to publish photographs of your dessert on their websites and in related press releases.

Remember, you must be a NJ resident and a non-professional baker (i.e., you do not make desserts for income/payment).


Judging will take place at noon on August 5th. Three winners will be selected by local judges. Judging criteria (established by the NJ Peach Promotion Council) will include: overall appearance, crust puffiness and color, arrangement of peaches (in open-top pies), aroma, filling color, filling taste, and crust taste.

Prizes (donated by local businesses and sponsors (including Froth on Franklin, Corto, Beloved World Yoga, Choc o Pain, Hudson Table, Oh Honey, and Pizza Vita) will be awarded at 1:30 P.M.

Market visitors will be invited to taste the contest entries after the prizes have been awarded.

Later this summer our first-place winner will take a second version of their winning pie to a final judging site (to be announced at a later date) for 2 grand prizes: one in south/central Jersey; the other in north/central Jersey. Grand prize winners each will receive prize money from the NJ Peach Promotion Council.

The New Jersey Peach Promotion Council is a non-profit voluntary organization of growers, shippers, wholesalers and associated industries dedicated to maintaining a viable peach industry in the Garden State for the purpose of preserving farmers and farmland; and to providing the highest quality and best tasting fresh peaches for consumers.

Many thanks to Remco Press of NJ for designing and printing our flyer for this annual event!