Thank you to our 2019 judges for taking on the sweet challenge of tasting all the delicious butter tarts. 

Traditional Category – judging from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Doug Maund – retired judge who decided to move to Midland after visiting the festival
Kathy Watson – Scotiabank Midland
Gerry Downie – Product Development with Canada Bread (Dempster's) 
Matt and Tara – Fresh 93.1
Colleen Klaver – winner of the Penetanguishene Rotary Festival of Trees “Be a Judge” Tree
Greg Bellefontaine – social media manager, and travel and tourism blogger
Katherine Elphick – food columnist for Metroland Simcoe County and GoodLife Magazine
Jason Keown – highest bidder of Midland Rotary Auction’s Be a Butter Tart Judge
Graham Curtis – manager of Giant Tiger, Midland
Jill Dunlop – MPP Simcoe North
Lindsay Earle – Toronto Tourism
Mike Ross – Deputy Mayor of Midland

Wild Style Category – judging from 1 to 3 p.m.
Jean Parker and Rachel Smith – The Baker Sisters 
Doug Leroux – Mayor of Penetanguishene
Cher Cunningham – Councilllor Town of Midland
Teena Fazio – Midland Bay Landing board member
Errol Nazareth – host of CBC Radio's Big City Small World
Mary Berg – Marilyn Denis Show, CTV
Tom Baker – Downtown Midland BIA be a judge contest winner
David Clayton – Midland Chrysler
Jeremy Marchildon – Granite Homes
Alex Dunn – Midland Mirror
Steve Bray – Midland Tim BR Mart

Best in Show – judging at 3:15 p.m.
Barb Rowlandson – festival founder
Peter Mount – Brokerlink Best in Show contest prize sponsor
Klaus Seewald – former Executive Chef at the Luxurious Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Toronto, Culinary Professor at George Brown College and Executive Sous Chef at the Fairmont Royal York hotel 

Please note that we do not accept unsolicited applications for the position of butter tart judge.