Pie & Story fest at Belfast Boathouse
Belfast — The 11th annual Waldo County Pie & Story Festival will return Sunday, Oct. 6, to the Belfast Boathouse, 34 Commercial St. on the waterfront. The celebration of all things fanciful and pastry-bound will run from 1 to 4 p.m.
Musician and renowned storyteller Jennifer Armstrong will present a family program that includes LouAnna Perkins and WendiLou Salman plus surprise guests. The festival will have Rosey Gerry as the auctioneer for the fast and fun pie auction that rounds out the afternoon of music, stories, pie and plenty of family fun for all.
The festival will start with free music and stories for the whole family. Halfway through, there will be slices of pie available for a dollar each; each slice comes with a ballot to vote, or not. Excellent coffee, tea and spring water also will be available, donated by community sponsor the Belfast Co-op.
Anyone may enter a pie for prizes. All types of pies are welcome — sweet or savory, pizza or whoopee — as long as they are pies and homemade. Because of allergies, a complete list of ingredients should accompany all pies. Bringing more than one pie is more than tolerated. General pie voting will include four categories: Best Pie Ever; Most Beautiful Pie; Most Unusual Pie; and Yummy Mess. Special prizes and awards also will be given for best local ingredient pie, grown, gathered or caught. Winners in the four major categories will be heaped high with praises and handed a few pretty good prizes.
Pies should be brought to the Boathouse at noon on the day of the event. For more information on how to enter pies or to help with the event, visit the Waldo County Pie and Story Festival Facebook page; or call Susan Guthrie at 338-6140 or Armstrong at 338-6616.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or email@example.com.