Marquette County Fair 2017


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Blue Ribbon Pie Contest

Can you bake a really great pie?  Or can your Aunt, Uncle or Cousin make the Best Pie you have ever tasted?  If so, let’s get that Pie into the Marquette County Fair Blue Ribbon Pie Contest.  This is a public event where the pies are displayed, judged and then tasted by the audience (for a nominal cost which is donated to a Charity).

Bring your Prize-Winning Pie to the Big White Tent on Saturday, July 8th with registration beginning at 11:30 am.  The judging will begin at noon.   (You do not need to pre-register online.) 

 Your pie should be entered into one of the following pie categories: fruit, main dish, specialty or double crust. 

Last year’s Grand Prize Winner was a Triple Cheese Stuffed Rigatoni Pie baked by Carmen Satterly. Other winners from the 2016 Pie Contest were: Georgia Pecan Pie by Jan Ebert, Rhubarb Raspberry by Virginia Dagel, Butterfinger Pie by Rebecca Richmond and Cherry Pie by Kathleen McGwin. 

This year, there will be two rounds of judging.  The first round will sample all the pies and 3 judges will recommend one pie from each category to move into the Grand Championship Round.  The second set of judges will select the Grand Prize Winner.  Awards will be given for each Category winner as well as the Grand Champion. 

The below photo is our 2016 Grand Prize Winner, Carmen Satterly.

Do you have a special talent? The Marquette County’s Got Talent Competition is a junior amateur talent competition available for all Wisconsin residents to compete. There are two age divisions Youth (2-12 yr.) and Teen (13-18 yr.). The four basic talent areas are Dance, Vocal, Instrumental, and Variety. One winner from each age division at the local/county event will advance to the Wisconsin State Fair Competition.

The Finals will be held at the Wisconsin State Fair Park on August 11th, 2017. Jack’s Pizza has partnered with the State Fair and together they have created an awesome prize package for the state winners.

The Finals Competition Prize Structure is as follows:

Youth Division                          Teen Division

1st: $4,000                              1st: $4,000

2nd: $2,000                              2nd: $2,000

3rd: $1,000                              3rd: $1,000

Also, one additional $500 prize is being given by Jack’s Pizza to a 7th child. The first-place winners in each division will also win one year’s supply of Jack’s Pizza and a Jack’s Pizza prize kit that includes a rolling cooler, captain’s chairs, an umbrella, and more!

You do not have to be from Marquette County to compete in this competition. The Marquette County competition can qualify any Wisconsin resident for the final competition. You will be able to sign up at the county level and hour before the start time.

Thursday, July 6th, 2017 at 7:00 PM is the Ages 19 and up Marquette County's Got Talent.

Saturday, July 9th, 2017 at 6:00 PM Youth Division of Marquette County's Got Talent.

Marquette County's Got Talent Competition