Apple pie takes the cake at the Douglas County Fair
Sharon Vanderheiden took first place with an apple pie at the Douglas County Fair pie judging on its second day, Wed, Aug 18, on the Hubbard Radio Stage.
The Douglas County Fair's pie judging contest was a hit on Wednesday, Aug. 18.
It took place on the Hubbard Radio Stage and was hosted by Darla Engstrom, a member of the fair board directors. The judges were Brett Grinager, fair board member, and Chelsea Lee and Kris Valentine from KIK-FM.
The judges awarded first place to Sharon Vanderheiden, who was absent when the award was presented.
Kathy Betterman of Garfield took second and third, with her blueberry pie taking second and her cherry pie taking third. Her secret to a good pie is thick butter slices under the crust.
Valentine went into the judging with a strategy to not play favorites, “I couldn’t just pick the pie based off my favorite flavors. I had to be objective.”
The pie judging was one of many events on the first full day of the Douglas County Fair. Tickets can be purchased at the gate, but ordering online at dcmnfair.com will get you through the line faster.