For the thirteenth year in a row, the town of Celebration, Florida will become the Pie Capital of the World on April 26th and 27th, 2014 when thousands of pie lovers, tasters and bakers gather together the Great American Pie Festival. The highlight, as always, will be the Never-Ending Pie Buffet, featuring award-winning pie, ice cream, toppings, and beverages from some of our fine sponsors!
In April, pie lovers from across the country will be treated to sweet offerings by Bakers Square Restaurants and Pies, Legendary Baking, Kroger's Private Selection, Publix Super Markets, Inc., Village Inn, Wick's Pies, Harlan Bakeries, Winn-Dixie and Cabot Cheese. We haven't forgotten the Publix ice cream and the Duncan Hines Comstock/Wilderness toppings! Tickets for the Never Ending Pie Buffet will be on sale at the door for $10/adults and $5/seniors 65+ and children 6-12.
Children and adults alike can make their own pies at the Comstock Creation Station. There will be pie shell decorating, pie art, take your photo at the Paramount Pictures Labor Day Booth, chef hat decorating and many more pie activities to enjoy. Of course, no pie festival would be complete without a Pie Eating Contest, sponsored by Private Selection. New this year - Apron Contest - Saturday, April 26 at 4:30PM! Come strut your stuff wearing your best apron. Winner receives a $250 Emile Henry gift certificate. See Mary, The Pie Lady at the Pietopia Stage for more details!! Cost for the children's area, which includes the crafts and bouncy houses was $10/child. The Pietopia Demonstration Stage sponsored by Village Inn and Bakers Square Restaurants features entertainment and baking demonstration by chefs from across the country and was free to all attendees.
Pietopia Stage Schedule:
11:00AM - Kirk Marsh, Las Vegas Comedian
11:30AM - Listen to the Jazz Chefs while Legendary Baking makes a 4' PIE to benefit Second Harvest.
12:30PM - See Francine Bryson, runner up on CBS' America's Baking Competition, tells how it was filming a television show and baking under pressure!
1:30PM - Susan Spungen, Hollywood Food Stylist, author and entertainment expert will share her secrets!
2:10PM - The Rhapsody Baton Twirlers
2:30PM - Susan Reid, King Arthur Flour, tells how to make a great pie crust using King Arthur Flour!
3:30PM - Iron Pie Maker Challenge. Get your Team together and you can compete! See the Pie Lady on Stage!
4:30PM - The Apron Contest - Get out your cutest apron, strut your stuff and the best apron (strutting counts) will win a $250 Emile Henry Gift Certificate
5:30PM - Chef Joe DiPaolo, Duncan Hines, shows how to put your own spin on the filling, while using Comstock Wilderness pie fillings!
6:30PM - APC National Pie Championships Amateur Award Ceremony!
12:00PM - Susan Spungen, Hollywood Food Stylist, author and entertainment expert will share her secrets!
12:30PM - The Rhapsody Baton Twirlers
1:00PM - Kirk Marsh, Las Vegas Comedian
1:30PM - Iron Pie Maker Challenge. Get your Team together and you can compete! See the Pie Lady on Stage!
2:15PM - Dean Daniels, Singer and Guitarist
3:45PM - LB Jazz Band
4:15PM - Chef Joe DiPaolo, Duncan Hines, shows how to put your own spin on the filling, while using Comstock Wilderness pie fillings!
4:45PM - APC National Pie Championships Professional Award Ceremony!
5:00PM - Festival Closes
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The Great American Pie Festival is a trademark of the American Pie Council. We love dogs as much as you do, but they are not permitted into the Never Ending Pie Buffet.