Peach Pie Contest & Festival

08/07/2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Riverview Park
398 Palisade Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07307

Jersey City, NJ — On Sunday, August 7, 2022, the Riverview Farmers Market in Jersey City Heights brings back their annual Perfect Peach Pie Contest for the ninth year, which is an official site for the statewide competition organized by the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council. 

All participants in the Perfect Peach Pie Contest must be amateur bakers and must use New Jersey peaches. Participants can submit a home-baked peach pie or cobbler; no other dishes will be accepted. The pies will be judged by a panel of local celebrity judges, including: Mory Thomas from The Food Network; Gaby Melian, author of Gaby’s Latin American Kitchen; Jeanette Fletcher, Head Pastry Chef at Corto Restaurant; and Chelsea Frost also known as Pie Girl NJ

In addition to the contest, the festival will also include free live music from Music with Corey and the Evan Ubiera Trio, entertainment, giveaways, and kids art activities. Market vendors will also be offering peach-themed items for the day. 


To register, interested participants can complete a registration form via the Market’s website ( Participants can also do same-day registration by submitting their entries at the Market’s registration table before 11:30 a.m. the day of the contest. No entries will be accepted after 12:00 noon.

Judging will begin at noon and prizes will be awarded to contest winners at approximately 1:30 p.m. The first place winner will have their recipe featured on the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council website, as well as receive $100 furnished by the NJ Peach Promotion Council and a grand prize basket. The second and third place winners will also receive prize baskets donated by local businesses and market vendors, including: Riverview Wine & Spirits, That Pasta Club, Bread & Salt, South House, Jersey Cycles, and more.