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Waldo County Pie & Story Contest Open to all Bakers

Posted Aug. 24, 2010, at 12:39 p.m.

Everyone loves pie. But if you really love pie and believe it can lead to good things then come join us once again on Sunday, September 19, when the 2010 Waldo County Pie and Story Festival will come back to the Belfast Boathouse, at the waterfront park in Belfast from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00.

 

Musician Jennifer Armstrong will present a family program that includes Prentice Grassi, of Village Farm in Freedom, who will give recitations of hilarious stories written by Maine humorist, Holman Day. Holman Day was born in Vassalboro and published a book of Maine humor and stories around 1903 titled, Up In Maine.

 

Jennifer Armstrong, a renowned storyteller, will share a few pieces written by incomparable Maine author, Ruth Moore, from the book Cold As A Dog and The Wind Northeast, published by Gordon Bok. Of course, there will be a few of the usual surprises at the eighth annual afternoon of music, stories, pie and plenty of family fun for all.

 

The festival starts with free music and stories for the whole family but don’t forget there will be slices of pie for a dollar available. Each slice come with a ballot to vote, or not. Excellent coffee, tea and spring water will also be available, donated by our wonderful community sponsor, The Belfast Coop.

 

Anyone may enter a pie for prizes. All types of pies are welcome. Sweet or savory, as long as they are home-made, and you think your pies are pretty good. Because of allergies, a complete list of ingredient should accompany all pies.

 

General pie voting will include four categories; Best Overall, Yummy Mess, Most Beautiful and Most Original. Special prizes and awards will also be given and include certificates to the Farmer’s Market for best local ingredient pie; grown, gathered or caught. Winners in the four major categories will be heaped high with praises and handed a few pretty good prizes.

 

The festival ends with a lively and competitive whole-pie auction at the end of the event with that fast-talking auctioneer, Rosie Gerry.

 

Bring pies at noon on the day of the event. For more information on how to enter pies or to help with the event find us on Facebook: Waldo County Pie & Story Festival. Or call Susan at 338-6140

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