LIBBYS Pumpkin Recipe Challenge

You won’t want to miss the opportunity to win cash prizes and a chance to be featured with your winning recipe on the LIBBY'S Pumpkin nationally known website,

2019 Information

Chairman: Rachel Berchtold
​Judging: Thursday, September 4, 6 pm, Freedom Hall
Grand Prize Winner on Stage: Wednesday, September 11, 6:25 pm
Deadline to Register: September 4, 5 pm
(all entries must be pre-registered)

Registration Opening Soon!



Adult Sweet - 1st place receives $100 in Chamber Checks / 2nd place receives $35 in Chamber Checks
Adult Savory - 1st place eceives $100 in Chamber Checks / 2nd place receives $35 in Chamber Checks
Junior Division (ages 10 to 17) - 1st place receives $100 in Chamber Checks / 2nd place receives $35 in Chamber Checks
Professional Division - Winner will receive $150 in Chamber Checks and an exclusive patch

Winners of the Junior, Adult Sweet, and Adult Savory categories will compete for the $150 Overall Grand Prize (also in Chamber Checks) and a plaque. The winner of the Professional Division will not be eligible for the Overall Grand Prize.

Only one entry per person. Recipes will be judged on taste, originality, and presentation.


Bring your dish from your original recipe to Freedom Hall on September 4 at 5:30 and 6 pm for judging.

Only original recipes created by the contestant will be judged (no exceptions)



Min. 1 cup Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin in each entry

2 printed or typed recipes for each entry

Food can be displayed on any dish

No more than 1 dish per entry

Limit 1 entry per person


Entrants agree that, should their entry recipe become a finalist, their registration information, including but not limited to their name, address and phone number, will be shared with Nestle, in order that release documents or other forms may be forwarded to them in the hope of using their recipe on or other Nestle web or social media sites.  This information will not be added to any Nestle marketing lists.  Please note that this does not state or imply any promise that the recipe(s) will be used on any Nestle web or social media sites, but allows the Sponsor to release the information to Nestle should it be requested.

On Wednesday, September 11 at 6:25 pm, the Grand Prize winner will join us on the Gold's Gym Entertainment Stage to share their winning recipe with the crowd! A free sample of the winning recipe will be provided to the first 150 festival attendees seated near the stage! The winning recipe samples will be produced by the team at Eli’s Coffee Shop.  


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