Mack’s Apple Pie Contest Americana in Londonderry

Traditional Apple Pie winner at Mack’s 18th Annual Apple Pie contest 2007

Winner of the 18th annual Mack’s Apple Pie traditional category

Like a Norman Rockwell painting come to life, Londonderry gathered in the packing room at the back of the Mack’s Farm Stand. With 47 pies hot from ovens throughout the southern New Hampshire region, in the words of event master of ceremony’s Andy Mack “This is the super bowl of pie contests.” With contestants lining the wall wearing bright red ribbons often adorning whimsical smocks or aprons the candidates for best non-traditional (12) and best traditional (35) apple pie all watched for hours, the judges tasted their works of art.

Mark Blount Asst. Superintendent of the Londonderry School District Judge for Mack’s Pie ContestAfter the first round, dropping the pies to 5 in each category the Judges cleansed palates with spring water for the final taste tests. We caught the judges on film as they returned to announce the finalists. Many looked startled by the fact that so much interest in this contest from no less than five media outlets. Be sure to check out all the reactions as they exited the seclusion of the judging room in the offices on the north side of the stand in our darkroom.
In the final taste test the top three in each category were announced.  The grand winner in the traditional category was a surprise contender from nearby Manchester, New Hampshire. When announced her reaction “Me?” Andy Mack made it clear, “Why not you!” Listen to the action packed event here on Londonderry Hometown Online News, this 8 minute audio podcast captures what Londonderry NH is all about.

To view the hundreds of Hometown images from the Mack’s Apple Pie Contest visit our darkroom and start the slide show. Be sure to play our podcast of Andy Mack announcing the winners, while you take a look! Just like you were there!

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