September 21 & 22, 2019
10am - 5pm

Grape Pie Contest at the Naples Grape Festival

For all those aspiring and accomplished pie bakers out there, we welcome your entry to the World's Greatest Grape Pie Contest. Unique to our area of the Finger Lakes, Grape Pies were created in the 1950's and credited to longtime Naples resident Irene Bouchard. Joseph's Wayside Market sponsors the World's Greatest Grape Pie Contest at the Naples Grape Festival where contestants enter a freshly baked pie anonymously to be judged on Saturday afternoon by our panel to determine the winner based on taste, texture, appearance and flavor. We are thrilled to say we have had winners from every age group-teenagers to Grandma and one year Grandma and Granddaughter took 2 of the top 3 spots!

Judging begins at noon and winners announced at end of judging and score compilation. Trophies and checks for the winners are presented at the contest.

2016 Winners

  • 1st Place Meghanne Freivald -- Springwater, NY
  • 2nd Place Tiffany Turan -- Penn Yan, NY
  • 3rd Place Inez Bradley -- Naples, NY
  • 4th Place Lisa Dennis -- Caudersport, PA
  • 5th Place Karen Gothan -- Prattsburgh, NY

Inez Bradley 2014 and 2015 Winner

Prospective Bakers

2017 applications may be obtained in the PDF section of the home page or by contacting Donna Scott at to 585-490-1339 or email at You may also fill out your application on the Saturday of the judging when you drop off your pie in an unmarked disposable container anytime between 9 AM and noon.

New easier drop off for pie contest. Pie contest moved to Memorial Town Hall on south side of Gazebo. Pull up to Monier or Main Street for short term drop off for this years contest. No longer being held in High School parking area.

Pies must be 100% grape pies home made by the person whose name appears on the entry form.

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