The first-ever C’ville Pie Fest will take place on Saturday, October 3 from 12 – 2 p.m. in Mudhouse in Crozet. A celebration of pie and community, the event will include a multiple-baker pie competition and a silent pie auction to benefit PACEM, the area’s winter homeless shelter. The Honey Dewdrops will provide musical entertainment.
Judges for the pie competition include Charlottesville notables Coy Barefoot, director of communications for the Sorenson Institute, bestselling author, and host and producer of WINA’s “Charlottesville Right Now”; Mollie Cox Bryan, essayist, columnist, freelance writer, and bestselling author of Mrs Rowe’s Little Book of Southern Pies; Jim Duncan, real estate analyst and REALTOR® with Real Central VA; Amy Eastlack, managing editor of SuzySaidCharlottesville; Brian Geiger, The Food Geek, food science writer for Fine Cooking Magazine, and the current “Best Pie Maker” in Charlottesville; Barbara Hutchinson, executive director of Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport; Elizabeth McCullough, member of the Board of Directors at Writerhouse; Delegate David Toscano, delegate for the 57th District in the Virginia House of Delegates; and Brian Wheeler, director of Charlottesville Tomorrow and chairman of the Albemarle County School Board.
The C’ville Pie Fest came about as a result of the CvillePieDown, a quick-and-dirty competition that began on Twitter to determine who makes Charlottesville’s best pie. While only two bakers participated in the PieDown, held in May 2009 at the downtown Mudhouse, 24 bakers have entered the C’ville Pie Fest.
This event is free and open to the public. Crozet Mudhouse is located at 5793 The Square in downtown Crozet. For more information contact Steve Whitaker at [email protected] or follow the pie fest on Twitter at twitter.com/cvillepiefest.