Thursday, December 24, 2015

Come on down to Rhythm and Rye (311 Capitol Way N) Tuesday December 29 from 6:30 pm to 2:00 am for Rhythm and Pie a community benefit for Pizza Klatch, Safeplace, and the YWCA. Enjoy a holiday evening of community, holiday spirit, music, and of course...PIE!

There will be pie for tasting and pie for purchasing, as well as music by some of our beloved local musicians and winter drink specials. Raffles and prizes all night, as well as the opportunity to toss a pie at one of your bartenders or local community members.

 This is not a Bakers Guild event but we support most anything that promotes pie and strengthens our community. It's a 21+ venue, sorry kids.

Friday, December 4, 2015


Hope your Thanksgiving included plenty of pie. Look, there's leaf lard available at the Olympia Food Co-op.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Olympia Pie Fest 2016 Pie Baking Contest Rules

Olympia Pie Fest 2016 Pie Baking Contest Rules

Saturday, February 27
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 using this score card.

  • For more information: visit www.olypie.org; email olybakers@gmail.com or write: Olympia Pie Bakers Guild, c/o P Currington, Post Office Box 425, Olympia, WA 98507


Pie Fest 2016!


Pie Fest 2016 is happening Saturday, February 27
from 1:00pm - 3:30pm @ the Olympia Center 222 Columbia St NW, Olympia, Washington 98501.
Eat pie! Win raffle prizes from local merchants! Compete in the pie baking contest! (Pie baking contest details coming soon.) All to support the Thurston County Food Bank and Senior Nutrition Program.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Wow Olympia, now that the final tally is done for Pie Fest 2015 we are happy to announce that the Thurston County Food Bank will receive $7500 dollars, an increase of 50% from last year!
We'll be back next year with plenty of pie (we promise!) to make Pie Fest 2016 the best Pie Fest ever!We hope you will join us because we couldn't do it without you.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Wow, we aren't done with the final tally but it looks like the proceeds from Pie Fest 2015 are up about 20% from last year even though we ran out of pie.





Thanks again to all our sponsors, donors, bakers, volunteers and everyone who came out for pie. We couldn't do it without you.

Thank you sponsors!
Capital City Press
Columbia Bank
Community for Interfaith Celebration
Connolly Tacon & Meserve
Expecting Change
Harbor Wholesale
Mix 96.1 KXXO
Olympia Downtown Association
Olympia Food Coop
RE/MAX - Teri Bevelacqua
Red Lion Hotel Olympia
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 Fire Fighters





Thank you donors!

5th Avenue Fitness
8 Arms Community Bakery
Anthony's Homeport
Archibald Sister
Back Door Pies & Cakes
Batdorf and Bronson
Bayview School of Cooking
Eastside Big Tom
Elizabeth Packard
Expecting Change
Fusion
Haggen Foods
Harlequin Theatre
Human Body Works
King Solomon’s Reef
Lattins Country Cider Mill
McMenamins Spar Cafe
Mercato Ristorante
Mom's Baked Goods
Nineveh Assyrian Food
Old School Pizzeria
Oly CLAW
Olympia Family Theater
Olympia Olive Oil
Olympia Wood Turners
Orca Books
ProBody Total Fitness
Ramblin Jacks
San Francisco Street Bakery
Secret Garden
Traditions
Vic's Pizzeria
Washington Center for the Performing Arts




Sunday, March 1, 2015

Thanks Olympia your support is truly overwhelming. The good news is we moved about 1500 slices of pie in about 90 minutes! The bad news is it was a 3 hour event. Yes, we ran out of pie.

Here's a shot of the grand prize pie.


Take a look here to see some more photos of a really fun day. Thanks to all our bakers, sponsors, donors, volunteers and everyone who came out, especially those who arrived when there was no more pie and gave us food for the Food Bank anyway.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Today's the day, Pie Fest 2015! If you are entering the Pie Fest 2015 Pie Baking Contest please bring your entries to the Olympia Community Center, 222 Columbia St. NW between 10 am and 11:30 am.

Please join us at 1pm for pie, raffles, music by Fishtrap and a whole lot of fun in support of the Thurston County Food Bank and Senior Nutrition Program.

Friday, February 27, 2015

We've got some great gift baskets to raffle during Pie Fest 2015. The Baking Day basket includes a Piebox, lots of other baking tools and more. Tickets are $3 each or 2 for $5.

Monday, February 23, 2015


So many people come together to make Pie Fest 2015 happen but we would really be nowhere without folks who bake pies for the Pie Fest 2015 Pie Baking Contest. In addition to fueling a fun Saturday afternoon, the two pies that make up each contest entry generate $53 (16 slices @ $3 + $5 entry fee), enough for the Thurston County Food Bank to feed a family of 4 for 2 weeks!
Be sure to read all the contest rules here:
http://www.olypie.org/2015/01/piebaking-contest-rules.html

Monday, February 9, 2015

Pie baking workshop







A few pictures from the pie baking workshop held Saturday February 7 at the GRuB Farmhouse.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015


Pie Baking Contest Rules


Saturday, February 28, 2015 10 am - 11:30 am
Olympia Center, 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 28th. 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.
  • For more information: visit www.olypie.org; email olybakers@gmail.com or write: Olympia Pie Bakers Guild, c/o P Currington, Post Office Box 425, Olympia, WA 98507
Here's the score card the judges will use

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Pie Fest 2015 is happening Saturday, February 28 from 1:00pm - 3:30pm @ 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.
 
Pie baking contest details coming soon.