sponsored by the PA Camping

Pa Camping Sponsor State Mountain Pie Championship
2015 Winners along with our Executive Director & Learch RV


Do you have what it takes to be the…
2016 Mountain Pie Champion of Pennsylvania?





Mountain Pies, Hobo Pies, or Camper Pies, whatever you call those tasty little gems that are a campfire favorite, are going to take center stage during the 2016 camping season. Participating Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association member’s campgrounds will feature a good old-fashioned culinary competition at their campground one day during the 2016 camping season.


Using three judges, each participating PCOA campground shown below will choose two winners. Those winners will be eligible for the state competition to be held during the Gratz Fair on Saturday afternoon, September 24, 2016. The village of Gratz is located in Dauphin County, just 35 miles north of Harrisburg, Pa.
Judging Criteria for the 2016 Mountain Pie Contest


  1. Flavor includes aroma, taste, and good balance….. 30 points
  2. Consistency of filling, correct doneness and overall moistness ….. 25 points
  3. Crust – color, texture, doneness ….. 20 points
  4. Overall visual appeal. Does the pie look appetizing? ….. 15 points
  5. Creativity. How creative is the pie? Including plate presentation ….. 10 points




1. Only one entry per person per category.

2. It is the contestant’s responsibility to cook his or her pie in the wood fire provided and to

present it to the judges table on a paper plate.

3. The recipe for the Mountain Pie must be submitted with the entry. It should be submitted on an

8½ x 11 piece of paper and must list all the ingredients, quantities and preparation instructions.

Entrant’s name, address and phone number must be printed on the back side of the recipe

sheet. Recipes will not be returned and become the property of PCOA.





One winner will be chosen in each category at each participating campgound. The winners will be encouraged

to participate in the state competition at the

Gratz Fair in Gratz, PA on September 24, 2016.


In each category, the winner will receive a check for $500

STATE SECOND PRIZE: $200 in PCOA Camping Certificates

STATE THIRD PRIZE: $100 in PCOA Camping Certificates

The following Campgrounds will be participating in the contest.  Take part in the contest at any one of the competitions or try your luck several competitions this summer.  


Contest Date   Campground   Physical City   Website
May 14, 2016
  Mountain Vista Campground   East Stroudsburg
May 21, 2016   Rose Point Park Cabins & Camping   New Castle
May 28, 2016   Tanglewood Camping   Covington
June 18, 2016   White's Haven Campground & Cabins   Clarington
June 25, 2016   Pioneer Campground   Muncy Valley
July 2, 2016   Jonestown/Hershey NE KOA   Jonestown
July 2, 2016   Sacony Family Campground   Kutztown
July 2, 2016   Silver Canoe Campground   Rural Valley
July 16, 2016   Bucktail Camping Resort   Mansfield
July 16, 2016   Keen Lake Camping & Cottage Resort   Waymart
July 16, 2016   Buttonwood Campground   Mifflintown
July 23, 2016   Echo Valley Campground   Tremont
July 30, 2016   Blue Rocks Family Campground   Lenhartsville
July 30, 2016   Driftstone Campground   Mount Bethel
August 6, 2016   Uniontown KOA at River's Edge   Connellsville
August 6, 2016   Wheel-In Campground   Shelocta
August 6, 2016   Whispering Pines Camping Estates   Stillwater
August 20, 2016   Drummer Boy Campground   Gettysburg
August 27, 2016   Austin Campground   Austin
August 27, 2016   Benner's Meadow Run Camping & Cabins   Farmington
August 27, 2016   Cozy Creek Family Campground   Tunkhannock
August 27, 2016   Mountain Creek Campground   Gardners
September 3, 2016   Shenango Valley RV Park   Transfer
September 17, 2016   Bear Run Campground   Portersville
One of Last Year's Finalists Looks Very Tasty
Plate Presentation for the 2015 Winner in the Sweet Category
Another One of the 2015 Finalists
Firewood Preparation for the State Championship