Monday, January 9, 2017

Preheated: A Baking Podcast

  Lend your ear to the latest episode of Preheated, a baking podcast produced by our very own Pie Fest Pie Baking Contest Judge Coordinator, Andrea Ballard. This one's about Books and Brownies but be sure to check back for the Pie podcast in February.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Pie Fest 2017 Pie Baking Contest

Pie Fest wouldn't be much without our contestants.

Rules revision coming soon! Stay tuned!

Olympia Pie Fest 2017 Pie Baking Contest Rules
Saturday, February 25
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Olympia Center 222 Columbia St NW, Olympia Washington

Contestants must bring two of the same pie for each entry. One pie will be cut for judging with the remaining pieces sold; and the other will be cut or sold whole. All sales benefit the Thurston County Food Bank and Senior Nutrition Program.

Please bring pies in disposable 8-, 9-, or 10-inch pie pans – pie plates will not be returned.
Pies must be dropped off at the Olympia Center Multi Service Room between
10 am and 11:30 on Saturday February 27th. Judging begins at 11:45 am.

Entry fee (per entry) is $5 or 5 cans of quality food product.
Pie crusts and fillings must be made from scratch. Please don’t submit a pie made with store bought crusts, dough or canned fillings.

Pies that require refrigeration will not be accepted. (For example, but not limited to, cream fillings, meringues, custards, home canned fillings and pumpkin.) No cream cheese or dairy toppings such as ice cream or cream may be added to the pie. We do accept nut pies (those that do not require refrigeration).

You may enter as many times as you want.
This contest is for amateur and novice bakers only. In other words, if you make your living by baking pies, we hope you will consider donating pie and joining us to eat pie and buy raffle tickets to support the fundraiser.

Pies are scored on appearance, crust and overall taste/flavor.
If you have questions, ask 'em here or send them to

 Pie Fest 2017

Saturday February 25, 2017 from 1 PM - 3:30 PM at the Olympia Center,
222 Columbia St NW, Olympia, Washington 98501
Eat pie! Win raffle prizes from local merchants! Compete in the pie baking contest! All to support the Thurston County Food Bank and Senior Nutrition Program. Questions? Please sent them to

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Many thanks to our Sponsors and Donors, we couldn't do it without you. 

Our 2016 Sponsors
Carter Hick, PLLC
Columbia Bank
Community for Interfaith Celebration
Eastside Big Tom
Expecting Change
Harbor Wholesale Food
Intercity Transit
Mix 96.1 KXXO
Olympia Downtown Association
Olympia Food Co-op
RE/MAX - Teri Bevalacqua
Rosser Chiropractic
Scott Homes, Inc.
South Sound Dentistry
State Farm - Pete Mattich
The Sherwood Press
Washington Federation of State Employees, Local 443
Washington State Council of Firefighters

Our 2016 Donors 
5th Avenue Fitness
Anthony's Homeport
Archibald Sisters
Batdorf & Bronson
Cafe' Vita
Compass Rose
Encore Chocolate and Tea
Harlequin Theater
Little General
McCowan and Associates
McMenamin's Spar Cafe'
Nineveh Assyrian Food Truck
Old School Pizzeria
Olympia Coffee Roasters
Olympia Family Theater
Olympia Olive Oil
Olympia Wood Turners Guild
Orca Book
Stephanie Cedarholm - Balanced Body Massage
The Wine Loft
Traditions Cafe'
Washington Center for the Performing Arts

The Final Tally is in.

The final tally is in and thanks to all the love and support from the community the Olympia Bakers Guild will donate $10,000 to the Thurston County Food Bank, an increase of about 33% from last year. That's the power of pie. See you next year on fourth Saturday in February.