Delaware County Pork Board Hosting Pie Contest & Auction

The Delaware County Pork Producers will host their annual “Bake It With Lard” Pie Contest and Auction on Saturday night.

The event is usually held on a weeknight in April, but Shirley Helmrichs says this year, the Board has decided to move it to a weekend in February.

And this year, the cash prizes for the pie contest winners has gone up.

The pies will be auctioned off at the end of the night, with 75-percent of the proceeds going to pork promotion and the other 25-percent going towards improvements at the Delaware County Fairgrounds’ swine building.

Saturday night’s event begins with a pork loin dinner at 7 pm at the Delaware County Fairgrounds Pavilion in Manchester. The cost for the meal is twelve dollars for adults and six dollars for kids 10 and under. Little royalty will also be crowned, with this year’s candidates including Lexi LeClere of Ryan and Chloe and Owen Hubbard of Manchester.