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Can You Be a Pie-Eating Champion? Test Your Competitive Chops at Marietta's HarvestFest

DeanLand

Everyone loves a good pie, but do your pie eating skills rise to the championship level?

If so -- or if you just want to test your gluttonous limits -- you might want to register for the second annual pie eating contest at Marietta's HarvestFest. The event is scheduled Saturday, October 15, 2022, and the deadline for online registration is October 7.

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You can enter the pie-eating contest at the Marietta Harvest Fest, sponsored by Pie Bar. The contest is open to ages six and older.Photo: DeanLand / Our Travel Cafe

The event will feature two age brackets. Mini-munchers ages six to 12 can test their pie-consuming capabilities. An open category allows all contestants ages 13-and-over to get their faces and stomachs deep into the competition. Registration is free and open to participants ages six and older.

Sponsored in conjunction with Marietta's hometown Pie Bar, contestants will be supplied with pumpkin pies eight inches in diameter. The pies will be made by Pie Bar from all purpose flour, canned pumpkin, eggs, light brown sugar, salt, evaporated milk, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, unsalted butter, graham cracker crumbles, light brown sugar, heavy cream, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Contestants are responsible for considering any allergy or dietary restrictions prior to entry.

First, second and third place winners will be recognized and receive awards from Pie Bar, including:

  • First Place - A gift certificate for a whole Sweet Pie, a Pie Bar t-Shirt, a Pie Bar mug, and a card for "Free Cup of Coffee.
  • Second Place - a Pie Bar t-Shirt, a Pie Bar mug, and a card for "free cup of coffee.
  • Third Place - 1 Pie Bar t-Shirt and a gift card for a "free slice of pie.

More information is available on the pie-eating contest and the Marietta HarvestFest at the City of Marietta website.

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I'm a trained journalist, global traveler and retired business executive who worked for more than 20 years with some of the world's best and largest restaurant enterprises. I left the business world behind, living in Northwest Georgia and writing about avocations including outdoor excursions, family-friendly travel, road trips, exploration ideas for active seniors and some of my community passions. I've traveled to 47 states and nearly as many countries, and I'm still counting up. I'm a traveler, hiker, cyclist, blogger, marketing consultant, community volunteer and local high school band nerd who previously has lived in Florida, Ohio, Indiana and Mississippi. I'm a South Louisiana-born French Cajun whose great-grandparents were sugar farmers, bar owners and reputed bootleggers. My upbringing in food-rich Louisiana and my restaurant industry career affirmed my status as an over-qualified eater. That also inspired the name of my blog, OurTravelCafe.com. There, I offer up a complete menu of our my own experiences, explorations and adventures, organized by geography and always sprinkled with some spicy, tasty tidbits and food notes.

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