Felton Teen Wins County Fair Apple Pie Contest

The Santa Cruz County Fair continues all week.

Pie judging at the fair. Photo: Santa Cruz County Fair
Pie judging at the fair. Photo: Santa Cruz County Fair

Contributed by Steve Stagnero

With roots back to the early days of Fairs in Santa Cruz County, the Apple Pie Contest Kicked off the 2013 Santa Cruz County Fair deliciously on Tuesday.

The first local fairs in the 1800s were known as Apple Annuals and that tie to the Pajaro Valley’s history is alive and well in the pride bakers bring to the modern Fair each year.

After all the judging, the contest, which is sponsored by the Santa Cruz Farm Bureau, announced winners in three divisions.

Masters (Those who have placed first or second in the adult division previously)
1. Maggie Kasunich – Watsonville
2. Janice Visel – Santa Cruz
3. Karen Awin – Watsonville

Junior (17 and younger)
1. Jordan Biddle – Felton
2. Reed Stevens – Santa Cruz
3. Noelle Downing – Scotts Valley

Senior (18 and older)
1. Julie Titus – Aptos 
2. Denise Rossi – Watsonville
3. Monika Corey - Aptos

The Santa Cruz County Fair celebrates the rich agricultural history of our community and people, and invests heavily in bringing this heritage to our youth. 

The 2013 Fair continues through Sunday at the Fairgrounds, located on Highway 152 just east of Watsonville. Information on the Fair and the Fairgrounds, a year round entertainment and event venue, can be found at www.santacruzcountyfair.com


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