Great American Pie Festival

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2013/02/06 13:02:08 (permalink)

Great American Pie Festival

The 2013 Great American Pie Festival is scheduled for Lakeside Park in Celebration, Florida on Saturday and Sunday, April 27th and 28th. I know where buffetbuster's going.
 
http://www.piecouncil.org/Events/GreatAmericanPieFestival
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    buffetbuster
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    Re:Great American Pie Festival 2013/02/06 14:07:59 (permalink)
    I think this is the one where loves2bake acts as a judge.  As much as I would love to go, Cousin Johnny and I will be on our Northern California vacation at that time.
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    Re:Great American Pie Festival 2013/02/06 16:17:29 (permalink)
    YES!!!  The Great American Pie Festival is held in the town of Celebration, FL, concurrently with the National Pie Championships, also in Celebration (but at a hotel and that's where I am a pie judge).  The festival is more of a public event, and features the Never-Ending-Pie-Buffet, which is pretty irresistible (unless you've been judging pies all day).  If anyone wants a free ticket to the buffet at the pie festival, they can volunteer at the pie championships and get into the buffet for free. :))  But you have to apply.  See deets on the Web site Michael Hoffman posted, and please let me know if you're coming!!
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    Re:Great American Pie Festival 2013/02/07 10:04:50 (permalink)
    Never Ending Pie Buffet?!?!?!  This is the best idea since pie happy hour!  I sure do wish I could attend.
     
    love2bake-
    Any chance you could take some photos and report back on the event?  Actually, we'd love to hear about it even if there aren't any photos.
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    Re:Great American Pie Festival 2013/02/07 10:08:54 (permalink)
    buffetbuster

    Never Ending Pie Buffet?!?!?!  This is the best idea since pie happy hour!  I sure do wish I could attend.

    love2bake-
    Any chance you could take some photos and report back on the event?  Actually, we'd love to hear about it even if there aren't any photos.

    Absolutely!  Should I post some pics from my last two years judging at the National Pie Championships?  If so, should I put that under trip reports or desserts??  I didn't take many pics at the Great American Pie Festival itself--mostly of the awards ceremony there.
     
    BB, you must come--plan it for 2014!!!
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    Re:Great American Pie Festival 2013/02/07 10:23:54 (permalink)
    Yes, please post some photos from past years!  I would love to learn more about it as others surely would.  Either category would be appropriate.
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    Re:Great American Pie Festival 2013/04/28 20:33:15 (permalink)
    Here are the American Pie Council's pictures from the 2013 Great American Pie Festival, posted on FB: 
    https://www.facebook.com/...82500431062&type=1
     
    If you are on FB and love pies, be sure to "like" the American Pie Council, so you'll get their updates, and notices about next year's event.  We need to get a Roadfood contingent there!
     
    Here are their pics from the 2013 National Pie Championships:
    https://www.facebook.com/...82500431062&type=3
     
    It was a fabulous time!  I'll put together a trip report after I get home, as I'm still out on the road, driving up to Virginia.
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    Re:Great American Pie Festival 2013/04/28 22:40:44 (permalink)
    buffetbuster

    I think this is the one where loves2bake acts as a judge.  As much as I would love to go, Cousin Johnny and I will be on our Northern California vacation at that time.

    After seeing those photos, I'll bet your planning will be a little different next year!!
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    Re:Great American Pie Festival 2013/05/14 18:52:13 (permalink)
    Here's a short video about the event.  Please excuse the ad in front of the clip.
     
    http://ca.shine.yahoo.com...estival-050000444.html
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    Re:Great American Pie Festival 2013/05/15 19:11:37 (permalink)
    Nice video!

    I see that the cinnamon bun was a pie project. There was a version of a cinnamon bun pie @ Momofuku Milk Bar in NYC...but it's not on the menu anymore. The recipe is in the Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook.

    It was sort of several nice components that were popular alone...but together didn't really translate to pie. It included liquid cheesecake for filling.

    I see the recipes are up for the 2013 winners....including the raspberry jalapeño cream cheese pie & the avocado pie! Excellent!
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    Re:Great American Pie Festival 2013/05/15 22:28:23 (permalink)
    I have the Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook, but haven't made anything out of it yet.  I think my first recipe will be the crack pie.  I hear it is "as advertised."
     
    The avocado pie was good!  You could taste it, but in a very pleasant way.  I also liked the raspberry jalapeño one.  I miss the event already.  Sniff sniff!
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    Re:Great American Pie Festival 2013/05/24 12:10:50 (permalink)
    I'm so glad I heard about this from love2bake's trip report. Had a great day and will go again next year. Also picked up some free Crisco over mitts and spatulas 
    Turns out I could not eat as much pie as I thought I could-I was so thankful for the free coffee, helped me get in a few more slices
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