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Unity Festival

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Washington Street Unity Festival

The Washington Street Community Association hosts a *free* yearly community festival to celebrate the history of Washington Street. The festival features a variety of music and activities such as a local food fair and games and fun for individuals of all ages!

We strive to bring together the community and local Washington Street businesses, to promote awareness of the rich history and culture of the area. The Unity Fest is a great opportunity to learn more about the local community and its members and we invite you to join the festivities.

We hope to see you there!

Washington Street Unity Festival
Washington Street Unity Festival
Sep 23, 11:00 AM
Washington Terrace Park

Local Food Fair

Growing High Point has partnered with the Washington Street Community Association to be able to provide a local food fair to encourage healthy eating options. At this local food fair, you will find locally grown produce from GHP farms, food vendors, other vendors offering cultural foods and other small food and craft tents.

Food Festival Contests!

We invite you to enter Growing High Points Food Festival contests!

Contests are open to individuals of all ages. See all the details below.

Sweet Pie Contest

Your choice of filling, no crust or single crust or double crust, all are welcome! Examples: Blueberry, Strawberry, Pumpkin, etc.

Requirements: 

  • Please provide your name and name of pie as part of your entry

  • A step-by-step recipe, including ingredients and measurements, will need to be provided

Judged on:

  • Creativity (1- 20 points)

  • Appearance (1- 20 points)

  • Taste (1- 20 points)

Savory Pie Contest

Your choice of filling, single crust or double crust, all are welcome! Examples: chicken pot pies, quiches, shepherds pies, etc.

Requirements: 

  • Please provide your name and name of pie as part of your entry

  • A step-by-step recipe, including ingredients and measurements, will need to be provided

Judged on:

  • Creativity (1-20 points)

  • Appearance (1-20 points)

  • Taste (1-20 points)

Best Vegetable Dish

Showcase vegetables however you choose!

Requirements: 

  • Please provide your name and name of dish as part of your entry

  • A step-by-step recipe, including ingredients and measurements, will need to be provided

Judged on:

  • Creativity (1-20 points)

  • Appearance (1-20 points)

  • Taste (1-20 points)

Judging

  • Judging will start at 2:00 PM. Judges are selected by Growing High Point staff and are volunteers

  • A minimum of three (3) judges will be scoring your dish

  • Each pie or vegetable dish will be judged out of 60 possible points

    • Creativity (1-20 points)

    • Appearance (1-20 points)

    • Taste (1-20 points)

  • Scoring

    • Each judge assigns a numerical value in each criteria category, without consultation with the other judges.​

    • The entry receiving the highest total numerical value is the winner. The Contest Committee will tally the judging sheets

    • In the case of a tie, the judges will do a second evaluation utilizing the same criteria and scoring rubric, the decision of the judges is otherwise final.

  • Winners will be announced by 3pm, or after the judging is complete, on the main stage.

Prizes for Each Contests

1st Place: $50

2nd Place: $25

3rd Place: $15

Runner-Up: $10

*Each winner will also receive a certificate to acknowledge their award winning dish!

To enter our Food Festival Contests, please fill out the following form! On the day of the Unity Festival, bring your entry to the Growing High Point booth by 1:00 PM to be considered for judging. Contestants may only submit one (1) entry for each contest. Contests will occur rain or shine.

Your contact information is needed so we can contact you if you won!

Local Food Fair Contest Fom
Unity Festival Pie and Veggie Dish Contest Entry Form

Unity Festival Website

Vendor 
Application

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