Summer Sosten Fest and Pasty Throwdown
Butte, Montana ~ June 8th, 2019
Registration Form

Fill out the form below or download it here!

Local food guide is available online here!

Which competition will you be entering?

Pasty Category: Please fill out separate form for each entry.

“Traditional” pasties refer to the baked pastries with meat, potatoes and veggies that are common in Butte. However, many cultures and cooks offer different varieties of savory hand pies, which may be entered in the “Creative/Non-traditional” category.

Will you be selling your pasties? Commercial entries only
We highly encourage commercial entries to sell their pasties!

If YES, will you need a table to be provided?

Please Note:If you are selling pasties, you are allowed a 6’ x 8’ space. If you need special accommodations, please reach out to the contacts listed below.

Rules of the Great Pasty Throwdown:

  1. A panel of judges will use the following criteria:
    1. Appearance/Crust
    2. Guts
    3. Use of Local Ingredients
    4. “Creative” category only: Original, imaginative.
  2. Bring three pasties to the competition.
    1. Pasty judging begins at 2 p.m. and all entries must be delivered to the judging stand by 1:30 p.m.
  3. Pasties must include at least one local or regionally grown ingredient. The more local ingredients used the better. NCAT’s local food producers list, available here, provides sourcing tips.
    1. Please bring a list of all the local ingredients you are using and where they are from.
    2. Game meat is acceptable
  4. All entrants will be contacted by the Butte-Silver Bow Environmental Health Department for food safety guidance.
  5. Commercial entrants using an inspected kitchen may sell pasties at the event, in addition to bringing three for the judges.
  6. Home Kitchen entrants will not be able to sell their pasties.
  7. The crust must hold all ingredients through cooking and handling without cracking or breaking.
  8. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each category.

For assistance or further questions, please contact Heather Lingle at (406) 494-4572, or Melissa Englund at (406) 533-6645, or visit

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The deadline to register is Wednesday, May 15th!

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