Sunday, February 25, 2018

The Winners of the Pie Fest 2018 Pie Baking Contest:

Grand Prize: Deep Dish Apple - Elizabeth Booth

1st Place Adults: Fruits of the Forest - Stephanie Johnson
2nd Place Adults: Ninja in the Sky Blueberry Pie - Janice Scheider
3rd Place Adults: Mixed Berry - Shawn Ross

1st Place Teens: Cherry - Karalee Simmons
2nd Place Teens: Mixed Berry Apple - Genevieve Kramer

1st Place Youths: Maple Pecan - Hazel Stephens
2nd Place Youths: Sangria Rosemary Poached Pear - Kaileigh Manley
3rd Place Youths: Caramel Apple Pretzel - Liberty Manley

Thanks to everyone who baked and entered! We couldn't do it without you!
Starting at the bottom: Grand prize Deep Dish Apple, 1st Place Fruits of the Forest, 2nd Place Ninja in the Sky Blueberry Pie.

Monday, February 19, 2018

This is the scoring card the judges will use when sampling your pies the Pie Fest 2018 Pie Baking Contest.
How can 2 pies feed a family of 4 for 2 weeks? When you enter them into the Pie Fest 2018 Pie Baking Contest that's how. One $5 entry fee plus 16 slices @ $3 per slice equals $53 from 2 pies. The Thurston County Food Bank tells us they can leverage that money to provide food for a family of four for two weeks.

Also, we are more than happy to take donations of single pies for serving if you feel like baking but don't want to enter the contest.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Pie Fest 2018 Pie Baking Contest

Pie Fest wouldn't be much without our contestants.

Olympia Pie Fest 2018 Pie Baking Contest
Saturday, February 24
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Olympia Center 222 Columbia St NW, Olympia Washington

Pie Baking Contest Rules

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 24th. 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 2018

Saturday February 24, 2018 from 1 PM - 4 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