The Great American Pie Festival, the official annual pie competition of the American Pie Council, returns to Celebration, Florida for the 13th year on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 11 am-7 pm and Sunday, April 27th, 2014 from 12 pm to 5 pm.
Great American Pie Festival
The Great American Pie Festival is a gathering of amateur pie makers from around the country that compete for the best-made pie in the Country for the year with the winner taking home a cash prize. There are pie eating contest and pie making stations setup for children but the star of the show and main focus of the event is the never ending pie buffet.
Never Ending Pie Buffet
Some 83,000 pieces of pie will be handed out over the weekend to patrons of the never ending pie buffet featuring everyone’s favorite types of pies of Key Lime Pie, Apple Pie, Pecan Pie, Cherry Pie, Blueberry Pie, Lemon Meringue Pie, Chocolate Pie, and Sweet Potato Pie from different vendors around the country.
The 2014 event will contain pies from Bakers Square Restaurants and Pies, Legendary Baking, Kroger’s, Publix Super Markets, Village Inn, Cabot Cheese, and Wick’s Pies. Ice Cream, toppings, and coffee are also provided within the buffet.
The national vendors have some pretty tasty pies to eat but most of the best and unique pies to be had are going to be found by the independent bakers like Wick’s Pies, so we recommend starting here first.
Festival and Buffet Admission Cost
The 2014 festival is free to attend but the buffet cost $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12 and seniors over 65. All pies in the buffet must stay within the grounds and you are not allowed to take any of the pies with you when you leave. However, the wristband allows you entrance to the buffet all day so you can start off your day with some pies, attend some of the other pie events, walk around Downtown Celebration, and then come back and finish your day with more delicious pie.
The event is a part of the celebration related to the Annual APC/Crisco National Pie Championships being held at the same time. Click here for more information about the Pie Championships including on how to have your pie entered or being a pie judge.
Great American Pie Festival National Coverage on CBS The Early Show
Great American Pie Festival Coverage
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