Yesterday was Baltimore’s first annual pie festival, the B’Eat More Pie Fest. After almost a year of planning, some stress and a whole lot of pie, I’m happy to say that the festival was a huge success. People came, ate pie, listened to music, laughed, ate more pie, and then settled into a sugar induced haze.
Twenty pies were entered into the contest, which meant (after Rachel and I contributed a few) that we had 25 pies for the raffle! That also meant that we had a few hundred pie bites to sell, ranging from a samosa pie with yogurt to a banana toffee pie.
We had music.
The winning sweet pie (top photo) was a Blueberry-Peach Mini Mariner Pie, a pie so delicious that our judges were talking about the crust for hours. The winning savory pie was a Frito Chili Pie, something the savory judges agreed would be the perfect end to a late night out.
In the end, the festival was everything we’d hoped for and much more. We were able to raise $350 for Heart’s Place, Baltimore’s only family shelter. We had a great community event that we can’t wait to repeat next year. Thanks for all your help, support, and love!