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Teri Kelley’s Bake-off Contest

Show off your kitchen talents with one of our many competitions.  Whether you like to bake cookies or have a famous apple pie recipe or just have the most amazing jam ever - we want to see it and taste it! Categories for kids and adults! Amateur bakers only - no professionals!

Local celebrity judges will taste and vote on their favorites and winners will get gift cards to local restaurants. 

Categories include:

  • Breads

  • Cakes

  • Pies

  • Sweet Treats


Canning: Jams & Jellies

1st -Lauren Sligh

2nd -Dave Johnson

3rd -Christina Kistler


Canning: Veggies & more

1st- Nicole Vanherweg

2nd- Ellen Telander 

3rd.-Ellen Telander



1st - Amber Freitas

2nd - Judy Cecchetti

3rd.- Lauren Sligh



1st- Kathy Tompkins

2nd.- Diane Brenden

3rd.-  Edward Detemple



1st - Connie Mooney

2nd - Rebecca Brogden

3rd - Lisa Bryant


Sweet treats

1st - Lisa Bryant 

2nd - Tammy Kruse

3rd. Ashley Anderson



1st - Shiela Walter

2nd - Connie Mooney

3rd - Shiela Walter


14 & under

1st-  Amelia White

2nd - Noemi Anderson

3rd - Vera Wahl



Grand Marshal Award - Kathy Tompkin


Terri Kelly Award (best of show) - Anthony Damian

There is no charge to enter. You may enter in multiple categories - the more the better! All entries are automatically entered in the overall awards. One entry form per entry required.  Please submit this form by September 27, 2024.
  • Drop off entries at Heritage House Gazebo from 8:30 am-12:00 pm on September 28th.  
  • Amateur bakers only - no professionals.
  • Entries will become property of the contest, so please place your entry in/on a disposable dish.
  • Judging will begin at 1:00 pm, and winners will be announced at about 2:30 pm
  • For questions, call Janet Soares at or 805-550-6986
Contestant Information

There will be three (3) categories for 14 and under.

1.  Breads

2.  Sweets

3.  Cookies

Title of your Entry/Entries - Enter as many as you like

By clicking on the submit button, I hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Arroyo Grande Valley Harvest Festival Association, City of Arroyo Grande, Arroyo Grande Village Improvement Association, South County Historical Society, County of San Luis Obispo, against any and all liability, loss, damages, cost, or expense which said entities may hereafter incur, suffer, or be required to pay by reason of the undersigned entry in the Arroyo Grande Valley Harvest Festival Bake-Off Competition. Further, by signing your name below, you have read and agree to abide by the Bake-Off Competition.  You must submit a list of ingredients with allergens listed with your entry at the Festival. You acknowledge participants may be photographed while utilizing the facility, services, or participating in Arroyo Grande Harvest Festival and that said photographs, or likenesses, may be used to publicize activities as the Festival Committee deems appropriate. You further verify that you are 18 years of age or older. If not, you must notify your parent of submission.

Thanks for submitting!

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