BIADS’ Pie Off  is a pie making competition which will be judged at Cannon Hall Farm Food Festival on Saturday 26th August 2017 at 3pm in the kitchen demo tent. Judges will include Sunday Times bestselling author Milly Johnson.

There are two categories – sweet and savoury – and you are welcome to enter both. The winner will receive £100 kindly donated by The Barnsley Chronicle, and the runner-up will receive £50 kindly donated by the Bolted Horse Smokehouse.

The winning recipe will be made into 100 pies and sold at Cannon Hall Farm Shop, with proceeds going to BIADS.

To enter you need to register and pay the £5 entry fee, which you can pay before the event or on the day. To request a registration form, contact BIADS by telephoning 01226 280057 or email

Rules of entry:

  • Pies must be made in a clean environment and completely covered in foil or cling film.
  • Any allergens used in the pie recipe must be listed on a label for judging.
  • All pies will be given a number and sticker to put on the base to ensure fair judging when delivered to the BIADS’ stall.
  • Pies are only to be tasted by the judges on the day not the public.
  • Pies must be delivered to BIADS’ stall by 2.15pm on Saturday 26th August at the Cannon Hall Farm Food Festival, pies are either to be kept cold in a cool box or delivered warm straight from a hot oven.  No reheating allowed.
  • You will then receive your BIADS’ pack.
  • The actual judging will take place in the food demo tent from 3pm onwards with the winner and runner up being announced as soon as all pies have been tried and judged.
  • Participants should take whatever is left of the pie with them and BIADS cannot be responsible for returning dishes etc so please bear that in mind.
  • The winner will be asked to submit the winning recipe to us so that Cannon Hall can bake 100 pies and sell them at a future date with proceeds going to BIADS.  Cannon Hall Farm may have to alter the recipe slightly to take into account production methods.

Thank you and good luck!