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Maine's Best Bakers - Vendor Registration Portland

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Ocean Gateway

14 Ocean Gateway Pier

Portland, ME 04101

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Are you the next Maine’s Best Baker?

Do you have what it takes to compete with other bakers south of Augusta?

Enter your best baked good for a chance to win the title of Maine’s Best Baker in your category, either commercial or home baker. This year we’re making the challenge even sweeter with a battle between northern and southern Maine-- two events, with the finalists of each competing on-air on NEWS CENTER Maine’s 207 Show on November 28th in Portland.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Register as a competing baker
  2. Bring 250 mouthfuls of your competing baked good to give out as samples. You can also bring other baked goods to sell – use this event as a marketing opportunity to get some great visibility and sales before the holidays.
  3. Each attendee will receive 6 taste tokens (3 for commercial bakers and 3 for home bakers). Attendees will be allowed to vote for their favorite home baker and favorite commercial baker. The winners of the popular vote will receive $150.
  4. A group of three local celebrity judges will perform a blind taste test of all entries (from home bakers and commercial bakers) and will vote on the best tasting baked good of the event! The judge-selected winners of Bangor and Portland will bring their prepared winning baked good to compete on NEWS CENTER Maine's 207 show in a final judging for the title of Maine’s Best Baker 2019, which comes with bragging rights for a year, a trophy, cash prize, and great state-wide publicity! Final judging on the 207 show will take place in Portland on November 28th.*

This is a great opportunity to show off your skills and get some holiday sales in! Maine’s Best Bakers is presented by The Hemophilia Alliance of Maine, a chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation. All proceeds will support the mission of the organization, which is to create support, programming, and advocacy for Maine’s unique rural bleeding disorders population.

Registration is only $30 and it includes a table at the event and entry for two people to man the table. To sign up to compete in the northern Maine competition, click here.

What else is going on?

We want this event to be the official kick-off to the holiday season in Bangor and Portland. Attendees will pay $5.00 to enter (kids under 12 get in free) and have an opportunity to enjoy the sounds of Christmas Carols, have a photo taken with Santa, do arts and crafts, and get their face painted! It’s going to be a great day, so invite your friends and family to join us!

*Final judging on the 207 show will require each baker to arrive with their prepared baked good, explain the recipe on air, and submit written recipe to be shared on social media and NEWS CENTER Maine's website. A panel of judges will taste each prepared good and decide who wins the title.

We'd like to thank our sponsors for making this possible!

HAM Sponsors

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Ocean Gateway

14 Ocean Gateway Pier

Portland, ME 04101

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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