Enter the Space Coast Key Lime Pie Eating Contest and The Space Coast Key Lime Pie Baking Contest

Saturday, January 21, 2024: A limited number of contestants will be registered beginning at 12 pm at the Budweiser Stage. Please sign up at the stage with Beth.

Experts believe Key lime pie was developed in the late 1800s in Key West. Its primary ingredients are condensed milk, egg yolks and the juice of tiny yellow Key limes, typically with a graham cracker crust and whipped cream or meringue topping.

This gooey contest is loads of fun and full of laughs but remember..no hands. The secret…always have pie in your mouth and eat, eat, eat.

Ist Place: $100 plus trophy
2nd Place: $50 plus trophy
3rd Place: $20 plus trophy

This information will be required at check-in. $10 cash to enter……pay at the stage:

First name____________ Last Name______________ Pie Eating Nickname_________________

Hometown____________________ Eating accomplishments______________________________

Something unusual about yourself___________________________________________________


Plans if you win________________________________________________________________

Why did you enter the contest?_______________________________________________________

What is your warning to your fellow competitors?__________________________________________

Enter the Space Coast Key Lime Pie Contest on Sunday, January 21 at 2 pm.

Is your home-made Key Lime Pie to die for? Do you have a hankering to show your pies against bakers from all across the Space Coast? Then you should enter your Key Lime Pie in the Key Lime Pie contest at 2 pm on Sunday, January 21, at the Space Coast Key Lime Pie Festival at Space Coast Daily Park in Viera.

“Pies have long been recognized as one of America’s most beloved desserts, and nothing says Florida like Key Lime Pie.  To celebrate this tasty culinary treat, the Space Coast Key Lime Pie Festival Committee is pleased to announce our first annual Key Lime Pie contest,” said Meg Tworkowski, Chairman of the Space Coast Key Lime Pie Contest.

“In Florida, we like to celebrate the things that make the Sunshine State unique. Citrus, eccentrics, people & pie. Our outdoor celebrations are fun & unforgettable. Our people are too. Come on down to Florida – the birthplace of Key Lime Pie for a little taste and you’ll see what we mean.”

The competition is open to home bakers of all ages and will be held at 2 pm January 21, 2024, at Space Coast Daily Park in Viera, Fl.  Bakers may enter up to three separate homemade pies and submissions will be judged on overall appearance, crust, filling/topping, flavor, and creativity.

The judges panel consists of some of Brevard’s finest in the Space Coast food/hospitality industry, including Chef Scott Earick of Scott’s on Fifth, Chef Angela McEllin of Florida Academy of Baking, Chef Bill Farina formerly of Creative Catering, Chef Joe Alfano, former executive chef of Universal Properties, and Suzy Fleming Leonard, Florida Today Food and Dining writer.

Pies must be received at the Space Coast Daily Park Budweiser Stage by 12:00 pm on 1/21/24. The event starts at 2:00 pm, winners will be announced after judging is completed and prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be awarded.

Please visit our our website at https://www.spacecoastkeylimepiefestival.com/location/, email Key Lime Pie Contest Chair Meg Tworkowski at megtworkowski@gmail.com or call 321-537-1498.

CLICK HERE for more information, contest rules, and/or to pre-register.



Happy Baking!

Key Lime Pie Contest Contest Rules and Information:
Sunday, January 21, 2024, 2pm

Homemade Key Lime Pie Contest Rules:

 Contest is open to all ages
 Home bakers only – Professional bakers may not submit an entry
 Contestants may enter up to three pies
 Each pie submitted must be homemade, bakers may not use pre-made store bought crust
Enter a Pie
 Pies must be delivered to main show stage at Space Coast Daily Park, 5775 Stadium Parkway, Melbourne, Florida 32940, by 12:00 pm on 1/21/24.
 Fill out registration form
a. Acknowledge that entered pies become the property of the Space Coast Key Lime Festival – you will not get your pie back.
b. If you win, you give your permission to have your photo taken during the announcement ceremony to be used for Pie Contest and Festival promotional marketing.

 Each submission must include:
a. Two pies for each recipe submitted – one will be used for judging appearance/presentation, the other to be cut for tasting
b. A printed copy of your pie recipe including ingredients, preparation, and your name/ phone


a. Judging starts at 2:00 pm. Judges will not be present when pies are delivered to ensure the confidentially of the bakers.
b. Criteria for judging – Each pie will be judged on the following, out of 100 possible points

I. Overall Appearance: 1-20 points
II. Crust – color, texture, flavor: 1-20 points
III. Filling/topping – consistency, doneness: 1-20 points
IV. Flavor – deliciousness of every bite: 1-20 points
V. Creativity: 1-20 points


a. Each judge will rate the pie and assign a numerical value in each criteria category. Judges will not consult/discuss their scoring during the judging.
b. The pie receiving the highest overall score is the winner. The Pie Contest Committee will tally the judging sheets.
c. In the event of a tie, the judges will have a second round of tasting/scoring with the original scoring criteria
d. Once the winning score has been determined, the judges decision is final.
e. Winners for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place will be announced and prizes awarded on the main stage at 3:00 pm.

Deposition of Pies – all pies become the property of the Space Coast Key Lime Pie Festival Contest Committee.
After judging, pies will be sliced and shared. For more information please call:


1st Place: Trophy, $100 cash and gift basket donated by the Festival Arts & Crafts Vendors
2nd Place: Trophy, $75 cash and gift basket, donated by the Festival Arts & Crafts Vendors
3rd Place: Trophy, $50 cash and gift basket, donated by the Festival Arts & Crafts Vendors

CLICK HERE for more information, contest rules, and/or to pre-register. For additional questions, email Contest Chair, Meg Tworkowski at megtworkowski@gmail.com or call321-537-1498. Happy Baking!


The Space Coast Key Lime Pie Festival is a 3-day, outdoor, family festival, designed to create an environment for people to enjoy affordable, healthy and wholesome outdoor fun.


Friday, January 19, 2024: 5 pm – 10 pm: “God Bless The USA”:
Lee Greenwood in concert at 7:30 pm
$15 concert general admission.
VIP concert seats $25-45. 


All tickets include festival admission.

Saturday and Sunday, January 20-21, 2024: 10 am -6 pm

Adults: $6 per person, per day.

Children under the age of 2 receive FREE admission.

The Miss Space Coast Key Lime Pie Festival:

This fun event will take place inside the festival. People wishing to enter should read the information below and then complete and submit the registration form at the bottom of this page:

Thank you to Queen B Talent for organizing these fun, family events.

Enter the Miss Key Lime Pie Festival event. Call 321-420-0360 for details.

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