National Festival of Breads

June 9th, 2021


Until recipe submissions close.

About the Event

This year we're going virtual!

The National Festival of Breads is a public festival held every other year in Manhattan, Kansas. This year will be a little different; to maintain everyone’s safety, this year will be completely virtual. You can still expect the same great workshops, recipes, and competition, just from the comfort of your own house!

Be sure to like us on Facebook so you are notified when the event premieres live!

Submit a Recipe

Ready to show off your recipe?

We are accepting recipe submissions for this year’s festival through February 22, 2021. Whether it’s savory or sweet, we want to see your very own original bread recipe with a photo. Submit today to compete against the best amateur bakers in America. Be sure to follow our rules & regulations to ensure your recipe is competition-ready.

Wonder if you have what it takes? See Cindy’s tips for winning entries.

Tips for Winning Entries

The secrets to a successful recipe

Cindy Falk, Nutrition Educator with Kansas Wheat Commission and Chair of the Festival, shares her advice on how to make sure your recipe is ready to submit.

Follow the Official Entry Rules exactly. Unfortunately, entries have been disqualified because the entrant did not follow the rules. Read the entry form carefully for deadlines.

Create an original yeast bread or roll recipe. Each finalist will certify that their recipe is an original recipe or has been significantly changed to make it original and has not been published, publicized or a winner in another contest.

Name your recipe using words that accurately describe it. Recipe titles should be simple, descriptive, informative and inviting.

List ingredients in order they will be used in the directions or method. Be specific, for example, state whether the butter is salted or unsalted. Note: Recipe should not contain more than 13 ingredients.

How to Watch

Catch the premiere on

Since we’re doing things a bit differently this year, here are three easy steps to make sure you don’t miss a second of the event!

Step 1

Like our Facebook page

Like the National Festival of Breads Facebook page to stay up-to-date on event details, connect with other attendees, and get notified when the event goes live on June 9, 2021.

Step 2

Subscribe to newsletter

Enter your email to subscribe to our newsletter so you don’t miss any updates, rules, or news as we get closer to the event.

Step 3

Tune in to the event

Join us on Facebook on June 9, 2021, for the event premiere where you can see all of the finalist recipes, chat with other attendees in real-time, and find out the winner of America’s bread baking championship!

Stay in the know!

Get the latest news on the Festival from tips and tricks, finalist announcements, and more.

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