Be named “Best Baker in the Land” in Great Gaithersburg Bake-Off Challenge

Calling all great bakers in Gaithersburg and the surrounding region! Show us what you’ve got and submit your best spring baking recipe (sweet or savory) to the first-ever Great Gaithersburg Bake-Off Challenge for your chance to be named the “Best Baker in the Land.” Winner will receive a Gaithersburg prize package and the title of “Great Gaithersburg Bake-Off Champion.”

The Bake-Off Challenge is open to adults age 18 and older; participants must be able to bring their finished dish to the Casey Farmers Market, 810 S Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, on Thursday, May 20. Find the entry form and complete rules, judging criteria and regulations online at For more information, e-mail

Recipe submissions are due by Friday, April 23, and finalists will be announced on Friday, May 7. Finalists will present their baked recipes at the Casey Farmers Market on Thursday, May 20 for recipe tasting and judging, and then a winner will be announced.

More Gaithersburg recipe contests are coming in 2021, so hang on to your recipes for BBQ, Pumpkin and Soup. Additional details coming soon.

Great Gaithersburg BBQ-Off
Friday, July 9: Recipe submissions due
Friday, July 23: Finalists announced
Tuesday, Aug. 3: Finalist recipe tasting and judging at Casey Community Center’s National Night Out; winner announced.

Great Gaithersburg Pumpkin-Off
Friday, Sept. 10: Recipe submissions due
Friday, Sept. 24: Finalists announced
Thursday, Oct. 7: Finalist recipe tasting and judging at Casey Farmers Market; winner announced.

Great Gaithersburg Soup-Off
Friday, Oct. 29: Recipe submissions due
Friday, Nov. 5: Finalists announced
Date TBD: Finalist recipe tasting and judging at Casey Farmers Market; winner announced.

For information, visit or call 301-258-6366. Follow Casey Community Center on Facebook @CaseyCommunityCenter.

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