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Pie Fest 2013 - 2/23/2013

Pie Fest 2013

Saturday ~ February 23

The Olympia Pie Bakers Guild is so delighted with the community’s response to our annual pie-baking contest to support the Thurston County Food Bank and Senior Nutrition Program.

  • Saturday, February 23 at the Olympia Center from 1 – 3:30 pm
  • Come down and Eat Pie ($3 or 3 cans of food) / Buy Pie in the live auction / Win prizes in the raffle
  • Compete in the contest for amateur and novice bakers –  three age categories: up to 12 years of age, 13-18 years of age and 19 and over.
  • Fabulous prizes for winning pies donated by local businesses!

Pie Baking Contest Rules

Pie Drop Off for Judging 10-11:30 am
Event open to public 1:00 – 3:30 pm
Olympia Center, Olympia Washington

      Contestants must bring two of the same pie for each entry
Ø  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 – 11:30 am on Saturday February 23rd.  Judging begins at 11:30 am.
Contestants may return at 1:00 pm.  Winners in the three age categories will be announced beginning at 1:15.

      Entry fee (per entry) is $5 or 5 cans of quality food product

      Pie fillings MUST NOT contain any dairy products. For example, cream fillings, meringues, custards, cream cheese or pumpkin (if it contains dairy.)  No dairy toppings such as ice cream or cream may be added to the top of the pie. If it needs refrigeration, we cannot accept it. (Vegan is good!) For more information on potentially hazardous foods, please see the Bake Sale Guidelines at   

      Pie crusts must be homemade. Please don’t submit a pie with a store bought crust.

      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 joining us to eat pie and buy raffle tickets to support the fundraiser.

      For more information:  visit or email or write: Olympia Bakers Guild c/o Paul, Post Office Box 425, Olympia, WA  98507.  



Pie Baking Contest Entry Form

For official use only ______

Pre-registration appreciated! 

Email a completed Entry Form to
or send it in the mail to OBG c/ Paul at PO Box 425 Olympia WA  98507
(if for some reason you can’t print the from the website, email and we’ll send it to you in a Word document)

Entry Forms available day of event to – just get to the Olympia Center with your two pies between 10-11:30 am  - Saturday, February 23

Payment of $5 or 5 cans of food collected when you drop off your pies

1. Entry Category

___ up to 12 years of age
___ 13 to 18 years of age
___ 19 and over

2. Donation   ___$5 cash/check         ___ 5 cans of quality food
(Check made out to Thurston County Food Bank)

3. Name __________________________________________

4. Mailing address __________________________________

5. Phone number ___________________________________

6. Email address ____________________________________

7. Type of pie: _______________________________

8.  How did you hear about the contest?       Radio          Newspaper           Email
          Banner on Bridge            Website         Word of Mouth/Friend                  Poster/Flyer TCTV          Other