Sweet Taste Contest

The ‘Sweet Taste” Contest will be held at the 32nd annual Clewiston Sugar Festival Saturday, March 16th, 2019. The Festival will start at 10 a.m. and concludes at approx. 7 p.m. Festival attendance is estimated to be 15,000.


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  • This year we have more opportunities and more prizes!! The public will have a chance to bid on the entries via silent auction after judging.

  • Contest will be set-up alongside our ‘pop-up’ candy shop and judged at the Clewiston Library, 120 W Osceola Ave, Clewiston, FL 33440.

  • Drop off is between 8:00-8:30am on Saturday, March 16th, at the Clewiston Library.

  • You may enter as many items as you like in any or all of the following categories:

  1. Cakes and Pies

  2. Cookies and Brownies

  3. Youth (ages 7 - 17 only for any recipe that uses sugar)

  4.  “Cake Wars” Cakes (category judging based on appearance and theme)

  • Each entry must be brought to the contest in a disposable/ throw-away container. Containers will not be returned.

  • Quantity of any entry must be sufficient to fulfill one full recipe, and single service items such as cookies, brownies, candies, etc., must be able to serve 24 people.

  • Judging starts at 9:00am and will only occur on recipes that include sugar. The total point score from each judge will be calculated for an overall score and to determine the category winners. The judges will grade each entry as follows:

Cakes, Pies, Cookies, Brownies, & Youth

  • Five (5) points for presentation and appearance

  • Ten (10) points for taste

  • Five (5) points for originality or creativity

  • A total of up to twenty (20) points can be awarded for a perfect score

“Cake Wars” Cakes

  • Thirteen (13) points for presentation and appearance

  • Two (2) points for taste

  • Five (5) points for originality or creativity

  • A total of up to twenty (20) points can be awarded for a perfect score

Prizes & Auction

  • Cash prizes for each category winner (Cakes and Pies, Cookies and Brownies, Youth)

  • $500 prize for overall winner (Cakes and Pies, Cookies and Brownies, Youth)

  • $500 prize “Cake Wars” Cake winner 

Judging ends at 10:00a.m. Winners of the contest will be announced in the Clewiston Library the day of the festival, at approximately 11:00 a.m., and be awarded cash prizes. 

Sweet taste Entries will be sold via silent auction until 2:00pm March 16th. Visit the Clewiston Library to bid. 


Recipes must be submitted by March 1, 2019

Completed applications may be mailed or dropped of to Clewiston Chamber of Commerce 109 Central Ave., Clewiston, FL 33440.

You may attach additional sheets for longer recipes. Please ensure that the recipe directions are clearly under stood and that all the ingredients as included in the directions. Early return of recipes is greatly appreciated in order to ensure that the cook books are completed in time for the festival.

Questions or comments can be directed to clewistonsugarfestival@gmail.com