Posted May 30, 2019
Join bakers from all over the United States on Saturday, June 8, for a fun Festival for the entire family.
The National Festival of Breads has activities for all ages, including face painting, temporary tattoos, a balloon artist, bread samples, pizza in a bag, bread shaping demonstrations and “Ask the Baker” sessions, as well as notable featured speakers on the main stage.
Eight bakers from across the nation will be baking their winning recipes in a Food Network-style baking contest throughout the day. There will be eight kitchens, one for each of the finalist. At 3:00 p.m., they will present their breads to the judges on the main stage in the ballroom. Attendees will have the opportunity to watch the live judging and hear the announcement of the National Festival of Breads Champions in two divisions – home bakers and food bloggers – at 4:00 p.m.
Visitors can sign up to win a Kitchen Aid mixer. This door prize will be drawn at 4:00 p.m. sharp. You must be present to win.
In the hallway, attendees will find exhibitors representing food companies and the agriculture industry. Samples and items for sale will be available.
Presenters will be giving bread shaping demonstrations in the vendor area from 9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Learn how to shape bread dough into fun artistic shapes, such as teddy bears, pigs, lambs, spiders, fish and bunnies.
In addition to bread samples, there will be four food trucks outside the hotel to provide lunch options and some breakfast items for all the hungry visitors.
The “Taste, Vote & Bid” Popular Choice Award allows attendees to sample the finalists’ breads and cast their vote for their favorite bread.
The National Festival of Breads will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the Manhattan Conference Center, 410 South 3rd Street, Manhattan, Kansas. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Live judging begins at 3:00 p.m. Award presentations begin at 4:00 p.m.
The National Festival of Breads is a signature event for Manhattan. It is sponsored by Red Star Yeast, King Arthur Flour, Kansas Wheat and Visit Manhattan. The Festival builds upon a rich tradition of grassroots support and is the only baking competition of its kind in the country. This contest is a way for bakers to be recognized for their baking skills and creativity. It also recognizes the U.S. wheat and milling industries. This event is a highlight of how the full circle of agriculture truly goes from “farm to table” in a very public way. This is a great event for all ages with activities taking place in the Blue Earth Plaza and the Manhattan Conference Center. Bring the whole family and experience a full day of the National Festival of Breads.
More information, including the full schedule, is available at http://nationalfestivalofbreads.com.