Schedule Set for 2013 National Festival of Breads

The schedule for the National Festival of Breads has been set, and there is a variety of activities for people of all ages!

The National Festival of Breads is the nation's only amateur bread-baking competition. We've selected the eight top amateur bread recipes from more than 500 entries, and these eight contestants will bake their breads live in temporary kitchens at the 2013 National Festival of Breads, June 22 at the Hilton Garden Inn Convention Center, located at 410 S. 3rd St. in Manhattan, Kansas.

The event is free, and features a host of unique activities for families to enjoy: baking demonstrations, taste tests, a trade show and the big event itself: preparation of the recipes for the 2013 NFOB!

Here is a schedule of activities:

8:00 am      Festival Opens to the Public 
The Baking Competition begins! Eight contestants from across the country will prepare their winning bread recipes in temporary kitchens in the ballroom of the Hilton Garden Inn. 

9:00 am     Baking Demonstrations Begin
A full slate of wonderful educational sessions begins at 9 a.m. Come watch and listen to hear industry experts help you become a better baker!

9:00 am        Youth Category Champion – Mardi Traskowsky, Herington, KS  “Family Italian Bread”  
10:00 am      Paula Gray, Manager, Life Skills Bread Baking Program®, King Arthur Flour Co., Inc., Norwich, VT   “Bread 101 and More! With King Arthur Flour”
11:00 am – 12:45 pm       Sharon Davis, Home Baking Assoc., Family & Consumer Sciences Educator, Manhattan, KS   and   Diane McElroy, RD, Consumer Affairs Manager, ACH Food Companies, Inc., Ankeny, IA    “Rise to a New Level”
1:00 pm       Paula Gray, Manager, Life Skills Bread Baking Program®, King Arthur Flour Co., Inc., Norwich, VT     “Bread 101 and More! With King Arthur Flour”
2:00 pm       Aaron Clanton, Instructor, American Institute of Baking International,  Manhattan, KS   "Baking With Whole Grains"
3:00 – 3:30 pm   Baking “Question and Answer” Panel, sponsored by Fleischmann’s Yeast, King Arthur Flour Co., Inc., Home Baking Association and the Kansas Wheat Commission 

All Day Activities

  • Wheat weaving demonstrations
  • Sample fresh-baked cinnamon roll samples, courtesy the Nebraska Wheat Growers Association
  • Share Our Strength’s Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry – to help end childhood hunger
  • Mini-trade show
  • Mr. and Mrs. Slice will be visiting with people to keep energy high!
  • Willie the Wildcat, mascot of the Big 12 Champion Kansas State University Wildcats, will make an appearance
  • $1.00 off coupons! Activities and exhibits in Flint Hills Discovery Center. A family-focused interactive learning center exploring the science and history of the Flint Hills.
  • Kids area with hands-on pretzel shaping and flour milling.
  • Live radio remote featuring personalities from B-104.7 Radio!                                  




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