BEMA officers decided that the triumph of this event warranted another exposition two years later, Sept. 11-16, 1922, on Chicago’s Municipal Pier.

The Great Depression took its toll, however, during the 1930s. A show tentatively set for 1935 was called off by BEMA, citing financial uncertainties. Baking Expo was next held in 1936. World War II then intervened, and wartime reallocation of essential raw materials, metals and manpower prompted the cancellation of Baking Expo ’46.