The Butter Tart. 

It's the most Canadian of treats, consisting of butter, sugar, syrup, and egg. But what makes it so delicious? Is it the gooey centre when you break your butter tart open? Or is the secret all in the flaky pastry?

If you're a butter tart aficionado who has what it tastes, you need to enter this contest. We're giving you and a friend the chance to win two coveted spots as judges at the 6th annual Butter Tart Tour Taste-Off. 

The Kawarthas Northumberland Butter Tart Tour, the largest tour of its kind in Ontario, is a celebration of the iconic Canadian treat, offering fans the chance to sample the pastry at spots across the region. The Butter Tart Tour has grown to over 50 locations throughout Kawarthas Northumberland with a mix of bakeries, restaurants and inns all serving up their takes on the Canadian staple. This year's theme, Arts 'n Tarts, features bakers joining forces with artists and studios, with some creating specialty tarts inspired by local arts.

Once a year, the talented bakers of the Butter Tart Tour come together to sell their award-winning tarts and compete for the chance to take home top honours at the Butter Tart Tour Taste-Off. On September 23, they'll be hosting the 6th annual competition in Port Hope – and you could be on the panel of expert judges! 

As if judging the perfect pastries wasn't enough, the lovely people at the Butter Tart Tour will also throw in a night at the historic Carlyle Hotel in Port Hope and free passes to Cultivate: A Festival of Food and Drink, a three-day culinary event celebrating local food, craft beer and live music.

The prize includes:

- A one night stay for two people at the Carlyle Hotel in Port Hope. 

- Two judging spots at the Butter Tart Tour Taste-Off on September 23

- Free passes to Cultivate: A Festival of Food and Drink

For your shot at sweet, sweet victory, simply answer the question below:

The question is: Where is the Carlyle Hotel located?

Competition closes: 30th August 2018

By entering this contest you agree to Kawarthas Northumberland terms and condition. You also agree to share your information with Kawarthas Northumberland (Regional Tourism Organization 8) and receive email communications. You may unsubscribe to any of these at any point.

Prize open to residents of Canada exclusive to the province of Quebec.

Winners must be able to attend and fully participate in the judging of the Butter Tart Taste-Off between the hours of 10 am – 4 pm on Sunday, September 23, 2018.

Prize is non-transferable and has no cash value.

Contest closes August 30th at 11:59 pm EST and the winner will be notified by email.

The winner will have 24 hours to claim prize. If there is no response after 24 hours, a runner-up will be randomly selected.

Prize includes one room at the Carlyle Hotel is One with two queen beds.

Winners are responsible for their own transportation.