Five Town Communities That Care invites members of the community to try their skills in the 2nd Annual Harvest Hootenanny BBQ and Pie Contests on Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Camden Snow Bowl.

Winners in each contest will pocket $100 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 for third. For the barbecue competition, contestants may enter the food of their choosing (e.g., wings, ribs). All ingredients must be disclosed in writing (for allergy reasons) at the serving station.

Contestants must supply 50 sample pieces to enter (e.g., 50 wings, 50 individual rib pieces) and provide their own signage to identify themselves and their offerings (so that folks know who to vote for). Contestants are encouraged to be on site at the Snow Bowl by 9:30 a.m. on the day of the event and must have food ready to serve promptly at 11 a.m. It is the responsibility of contestants to bring all appropriate equipment necessary to safely store (e.g., coolers), prepare (e.g., grill) and serve (e.g., utensils/plates) their barbecue items. Tables will be provided.

Winners will be determined by public voting the day of the event, with any ties to be decided by Five Town CTC board members. Entrants must RSVP to Five Town CTC by Friday, Sept. 1st.

Pie entries must have a fall (harvest) theme and must be made from scratch, including crust (no pre‐mixes, puddings, canned fillings or commercial mixes). Pies may be one or two crust, must measure 8 to 10 inches across, and are to be room temperature at time of judging. Pies will not be judged when warm. There must be a list of all ingredients (not the recipe)— including the crust— provided with each pie (for allergy reasons). All pies become the property of Five Town CTC (pie pans are non‐returnable). After judging, they will be sold to the general public (by the slice) as a fundraiser for the agency. Pies, lists of ingredients, and entry forms must be delivered to the Pie Contest Tent at the Camden Snow Bowl between 10:30 a.m. and noon on Sept. 10 for consideration in the contest. Judging will be based on appearance, taste, overall impression, creativity, and use of local ingredients.

In both contests, the decision of the judges will be final. To download contest entry forms, visit For more information or to RSVP, email or call 236-9800.

For more information about Five Town CTC, visit, or, to make a contribution, contact Alex Owre, development director, at 236-9800.