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13th Annual Jo Beers Pie Contest and Auction

 Sponsored by Altrusa Club of Iowa City 

Variety Tent, Johnson County Fairgrounds 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 

Times for events

 Pie competition check-in: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (No entry fee required) 

 Judging starts: 1:15 p.m. 

 Silent Auction of pies: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. 

 Live Auction of winning pies: 3:15 p.m. 


 Youth – 18 years old and younger 

 Adult – over 18 years of age 

Pie categories

 Cherry, Apple, Berry (Any), Peach, Other fruit, Combination 

 Awards will be given for each category, as well as best filling, best crust, and most visually appealing 

Rules for pie competition

 Crust must be home-made EXCEPT for the youth category. Youth may enter pies with a purchased crust. 

 Pies must be double-crust. 

 All fillings must be made by the exhibitor. 

 No meat, dairy products (such as custard or cream), or eggs are allowed in the fillings due to lack of refrigeration. 

Auction rules

 All pies will be sold at the auction, along with their pie tin or plate. No pie tins or plates will be returned to entrants. 

 Include a complete recipe with all ingredients and instructions for the filling and crust with the pie. Recipes will NOT be returned to entrant. Recipes may be published. 

An invitational celebrity pie contest will also be held. These pies will be judged separately. 

Proceeds from the auction will be divided evenly between the 

Jo Beers Altrusa Scholarship Fund and the Johnson County Agricultural Association

For additional questions, contact Sarah Maiers (319) 430-6129. 

Earlier Event: July 23
Bill Riley Talent Show
Later Event: July 24
Family Rodeo