Deadline extended for local baking competition during Monumental Bicentennial


— Calling all bakers! The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts on behalf of the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy is seeking local bakers to participate in “A Monumental Baking Competition” in the park squares of Mount Vernon Place on July 4, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The competition is a part of the Monumental Bicentennial, a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Washington Monument in the parks of Mount Vernon Place. The deadline for all interested participants to apply has been extended to Tuesday, June 16, 2015.

In the spirit of George Washington and to celebrate the growing season of corn, cherries and peaches, organizers are asking local individual bakers and chefs to make their best cherry or peach dessert or cornbread.

The entries will be blind tasted and judged by a committee during three separate competitions.

The winning recipe in each category will receive an award, be posted online and have their recipe card available at the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar. All participants will receive recognition and a treat! Only one entry is allowed per person; a maximum of 20 entries is allowed per category.

For more information and to apply online, visit

For information on the Monumental Bicentennial, call the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts at 410-752-8632 or visit

For more information on the Washington Monument and the Mount Vernon Place

Conservancy, visit