Battle of the Butter Tarts

Get ready to ROLL OUT! Dough, that is... Do you have Haldimand's Best Butter Tart?

Enter this high-stakes competition for bragging rights and a chance to win up to  $250.00!

Where & When

Sunday, October 3rd, 2021 from 1-4pm 

in the Big White Tent

The Contest 

Contest is open to three categories of bakers and two style of tarts.

Amateur / Home Bakers - Traditional & Wild

Professional Bakers & Bakeries - Traditional & Wild

Organizations - Traditional


A butter tart consists of butter, egg, and sugar in a home-made pastry.

Wild tarts consist of the above plus whatever you're imagination can think of!

Traditional tarts can include raisins or nuts.


Prize Money: 1st Place $100, 2nd Place $75, 3rd Place $50

Best in show will also receive a $150 bonus prize

Register Now!

You Can Register online below, or pick up a form from the Fair Office.

There is a $5 entry fee per section which includes 1 free Sunday Fair admission pass.

If your butter tarts were made in an inspected kitchen, you can set up to sell your masterpieces at this event.

Contact the Fair office for more information.

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2021 Battle of the Butter Tarts Registration


Register now for a chance to win up to $250!

Style(s) of Tart

Rules/ Terms & Conditions

You must bring 3 tarts for judging to the Caledonia Fair Office on Sunday, October 3rd, 2021 between 10:30am and 11:30am.


Judging will commence in the Big White Tent at 1pm, and winners will be announced at 3:30pm. 

Ensure you have submitted your complete mailing address- prize cheques will be mailed.

You may only enter one recipe of tart in each applicable style.

You will be assigned an exhibitor number to ensure judging is impartial.

If you register and pay online you will be emailed a FREE Sunday admission pass to use to enter the Fair on show day. If you register in the office or do not pay online, you will be provided a physical FREE Sunday admission pass to enter the Fair on show day.


Select 'Pay Online' to pay now with a Credit Card or PayPal. A checkout page will open once you click 'Submit Registration' below.


Select 'Pay Later' to send an E-Transfer to, or to pay with debit, cash or a cheque (payable to Caledonia Agricultural Society) at our office. If you select 'Pay Later' your entry will be conditional until payment is made.

Pay Now or Later?

If you are an amateur or professional baker, you can enter both traditional and wild styles of tarts if you choose. Your entry fee will be $10. You can also choose to enter only one style- your entry fee will be $5.

Organizations may only enter the traditional style, and their entry fee is $5.

Determine Your Entry Fee

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