Friday Sept. 14, 2018 (6:00pm-10:00pm)
Saturday Sept. 15, 2018 (10:00am - 6:00pm)
144 East Margaret Lane, Hillsborough NC 27278

Dessert Contest


Our Hog Day Committee is excited to announce that we’re bringing a historic Hog Day event back to this years festival, our Dessert Contest!!! Below are the rules and a link to more information and an application.  Share this info with your friends and family and lets see who can bake-it-up!!!!
Complete and return entry form via email ( or mail paper copy (Hog Day PO Box 9; Efland, NC 27243) by September 11. Hard copies of the entry form are also available at Matthew’s Chocolates (107 North Churton St.; Hillsborough). Completed entry forms may be returned there as well.
  • Each contestant will drop off two plates (one dozen per plate) or two whole desserts to the Board of Education Office (200 E. King St.; Hillsborough, NC) between 10:00 and 10:30am on Saturday morning for judging.
  • Extra points will be awarded for locally-sourced ingredients.
  • Points will be deducted for store bought main ingredients.
  • One plate/dessert will be judged by our panels.
  • One plate/dessert will be divided and sold at a bake sale beginning at 1:00 at the Hog Day Main Stage.
  • Sub-Category winners (approx.14) will be recognized and awarded on the Hog Day Main Stage at 12:30, and Overall First in Category winner (approx. 4) will have their second dessert offered for sale at a live auction at that time also.
  • Prizes have been generously donated by Matthew’sChocolates!
  • Participants are responsible for claiming their unwashed bakeware from the tables beside the Main Stage after the award ceremony.
Click HERE for an application and more details.