(KSWHEAT)--National Festival of Breads, America’s only amateur bread baking contest. The biennial contest – sponsored by the Kansas Wheat Commission, King Arthur Flour and Fleischmann’s Yeast - celebrates the relationship between producer and consumer and highlights the art of baking bread at home.
The bakers will prepare their original bread recipes in miniature kitchens at the Hilton Garden Inn and Convention Center in Manhattan. One contestant will emerge as the 2013 champion and earn a prize package worth nearly $5,000, including cash, an expense-paid trip to King Arthur Flour Baking Education Center in Norwich, Vermont and a year’s supply of Fleischmann’s Yeast.
“The harvest tour is really enlightening to the contestants,” says Cindy Falk, nutrition educator at the Kansas Wheat Commission, and contest coordinator. “Most of them have never been on a farm before so the Farm-to-Fork tour is a real highlight.”
These activities for contestants precede the day-long Festival of Breads, which will be held June 22 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 410 South Third Street, Manhattan. A number of family-friendly activities will take place at the hotel.
For more information, log onto the Festival’s website, nationalfestivalofbreads.com.