Calling all bakers and dessert enthusiasts! The Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market is accepting home-baked fruit pie entries for its annual Pie Bake A’la Beverly Hills “Piesta,” happening on Sunday, June 11th, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The deadline to apply for the home–baked pie contest is May 28, 2017. Applications are available at www.beverlyhills.org/piesta.
All pie-bake entries must be made with locally grown fruit in California. Judging criteria is based on appearance, creativity, crust, consistency, and flavor by a panel of distinguished chefs and food-celebrity judges. Gift certificates will be given to winners by supporting sponsor, Clementine of Beverly Hills, including: $200 for 1st place; $100 for 2nd place; $50 for 3rd place, and $50 gift certificate for the “Most Pieutiful.”
The annual Pie Bake & Piesta is a fun, free family event featuring a pie eating contest for kids and adults, and lots of entertaining pie-themed activities, including pie ingredient juggling, pie making and decorating, and searching for treasures in pastry flour. Pony rides and a petting zoo will also be available for a nominal fee.
The Pie Bake A’la Beverly Hills & Piesta is featured in conjunction with the weekly Farmers’ Market, located along Civic Center Drive between Third & Santa Monica. Free two– hour parking is available in the Civic Center parking garage. All regular farmers and prepared foods vendors will be featured at the Market.