National Festival of Breads 2017
Your original yeast bread recipe can take you places! Enter the National Festival of Breads for your chance to win $2,000, a baking class at King Arthur Flour’s Baking Education Center and a year’s supply of Red Star Yeast!
The National Festival of Breads™, sponsored by Red Star® Yeast, King Arthur Flour® and Kansas Wheat Commission, is the nation’s only amateur bread baking contest. The competition seeks the best yeast bread recipes from home bakers throughout the United States.
The Festival emphasizes the role that bread plays in a healthy and active lifestyle. The kernel of wheat is a storehouse of nutrients essential to the human diet, and a complex carbohydrate that provides a source of time-released energy. In addition, bread provides dietary fiber, protein, fat, iron, zinc and B vitamins in our diets. The B vitamin folic acid has been shown to prevent birth defects and may help reduce the risk of heart disease, strokes, Alzheimer’s disease and some cancers. In addition to the nutritional benefits, baking bread from scratch is an achievable and rewarding experience for the baker.
Amateur bakers can enter their original bread recipes at National Festival of Breads between October 2016 and January 15, 2017. Full contest rules will be available on the website as well. Judges will evaluate all entries and select eight adult finalists, each of whom will receive airfare and accommodations to participate in the national competition in Manhattan, Kansas. In addition, each adult finalist will receive a $500 cash award, participate in a wheat harvest tour to a working Kansas wheat farm, flour mill and research facility, and take part in other activities. The finalists will prepare their submitted recipe at the National Festival of Breads on Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Manhattan, Kansas. One Grand Prize Winner will be selected.