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Saturday, July 07, 2007

I haven't decided my entries. You still have a chance.

The 7th Annual Pie Contest
Sunday, July 15th
Registration opens at 6:00pm.
Presentation judging will be promptly at 7:00pm.


* You can enter pie(s) in any division: Fruit Pie, Non-fruit Pie, Savory Pie, Presentation and That's Not A Pie.
* A pie is baked in a round dish with sloping sides and has an unleavened bottom crust.
* Cheesecake is not a pie. Pizza is not a pie.
* Anyone may enter; everyone judges all pies.
* Remainders of any pie must go home with the baker.

What to expect:

* A big Pie Contest will have about forty-fifty pies, and I expect this year to be a big Pie Contest. We'll have table and tables of pie.
* Each pie is assigned a number and gets judged anonymously. This is a pie contest, not a popularity contest.
* Everyone will get a ballot. You can assign three points as you like in each division. You can give all three points to one pie that wins you over; you can give one point each to three delicious pies.
* Pie Contest runs late because it takes so long to count the ballots. Winners will be announced at about 10pm.
* I would love to meet you, but you won't get a chance to talk to me that night. Pie Contest is a blur of coordination for me.


* Eat a meal first. You'll be sick by the end of the evening if you don't and maybe if you do.
* Berry pie virtually always wins the Fruit Pie division. Winner of the Fruit Pie division usually wins Best In Show. Peach pie often comes in third in Fruit Pie.
* Savory Pie never gets the attention it deserves. It should attract a much stronger field, especially considering that everyone is sick of sweets by the end of the night. Anything with bacon will do well.
* Come even if you don't want to bake a pie. There is more than enough for every guest.

I hope to see you at Pie Contest! Bring your friends and family and your pies! Email me for my address - you are invited.


Blogger Helen said...

i would like to say that my peach pie cam in first last year in the fruit devision so peach pie bakers - do not be discouraged.

I'm so sad to miss this this year.


9:38 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

Aw sugar. I miss you too.

1:08 PM  
Blogger Spungen said...

Is this real? Or is it just some Internet scam to get free pies?

6:17 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Pie Contest is absolutely for real. I've held it for years. We ALL get free pies. And we eat them together, until we are sick.

6:38 PM  
Blogger jens said...

> And we eat them together, until we are sick.

I believe this is the ONLY Megan related activity I don't feel the tiniest bit deprived missing out on.

12:04 AM  
Anonymous Francis said...

Please explain the category "Presentation", and what limitations exist on the Not A Pie category, if any.

Are these regulations published? Did they go through notice and comment? Did you engage in an economic impact analysis, or prepare a digestion impact report (DIR)?

ahem. sorry about that. old habits die hard.


1:16 PM  
Blogger Marcus said...

Hey Megan -- OK if I invite some other recent east coast arrivals who I think you'll like to the pie contest? We might do a joint entry, actually.

BTW, spent several days in the Sierras, in a heartbreakingly beautiful totally uncrowded and genreally stunning me if you want info (not at the google address, I rarely check it).

3:15 PM  
Blogger Megan said...


I was forced to define rules in advance to avoid making spot decisions that gave the appearance of bias. This event receives no government monies and I did not take public comment.

There are no outer bounds on That's Not a Pie, which most people do not take advantage of. Chris won That's Not a Pie with a Powerpoint presentation which is as good a reason as any to tell new people that this blog used to be way funnier. There was some good shit in the early days.

Presentation is a reflection of our society's shallow and look-ist value system, in which we judge pies purely by their appearance and not based on whether they have great personalities.


Yes, all are welcome! Bring lots of people to eat pies!

6:24 PM  
Anonymous quirkybook said...

Okay, so I'm shy. But, I like pie! And I like blog-you, so probably I'd like you-you, too! So I'm saying that I'm thinking really, really hard about taking you up on your Pie Contest invitation. At this point, I probably won't come, because Sunday night is not a great time for me to drive 2 hours away, but I'm feeling very sad and conflicted about this. Thank you for the invite!

12:14 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

I would love to meet you, Qbook. You're invited to come up earlier and hang out during the day, but I will also be housecleaning and making pies.

2:19 PM  

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