Dig In! Yancey Community Garden invites everyone to celebrate summer’s abundance at our first ever Fruit Fest on August 11, 2023 at Birdfoot and Hearth Glass Gallery. 

We welcome bakers of all ages to submit a pie and test their skills against their neighbors and friends. 


  1. Contest is open to amateur bakers of all ages. There will be two categories: Youth (17 & under) and Adult (18+). 
  2. Pies must be from scratch and feature a fruit. Bakers may not use store bought crust or pie filling.
  3. Each pie submitted must include a list of ingredients (so we can post allergens).
  4. Contestants may enter up to 2 pies.
  5. Each pie entered must complete the entry form below or fill out a paper form (available at Birdfoot) by Wednesday, August 9.
  6. The pies must be dropped off at Birdfoot between 1:00 and 3:00 PM on Friday, August 11. If you would like your pie pan back, please label the bottom of the tin.
  7. Pies will be judged by a 3 person panel: Bonnie of La Petite Baking Company, Dana of Crooked House Pies, and a third position will be available to the public via silent auction. The judges’ decision will be final.
  8. Winners will be announced and prizes for first and second place awarded at 5:00 PM. After the contest, pies will be sliced and the public may purchase samples for a suggested donation.


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Local baking experts Bonnie of La Petite Baking Company and Dana of Crooked House Pies will be two of the judges of our pie bake-off. One member of the general public will have the opportunity to join our elite panel via an online silent auction.

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