The 10th annual Waldo County Pie and Story Festival is set for Sunday, Oct. 7 at the Belfast Boathouse, 34 Commercial St. on the waterfront. The fest, dedicated to the proposition that everyone loves pie and that pie can lead to good things, will run from 1 to 4 p.m.

Musician and renowned storyteller Jennifer Armstrong will present a family program that includes amazing juggler Morty Hanson — those who missed Hanson juggling chocolate cream pies a few years back will be interested to know he has been practicing with pumpkin pies this year.

Also telling tales will be Prentice Grassi, doing recitations of Maine humorist Homan Day, along with traditional storyteller Gussie Vaughn. Just for fun, the festival will have Rosey Gerry as the auctioneer for the fast and fun pie auction; and some surprise musical guest will round out  the 10th annual afternoon of music, stories, pie and plenty of family fun for all.

The festival starts with free music and stories for the whole family and, halfway through, there will be slices of pie available for a dollar each. Each slice come with a ballot to vote, or not. Excellent coffee, tea and spring water also will be available, donated by community sponsor the Belfast Coop.

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. It never hurts to bring more than one pie.

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 at noon on the day of the event. For more information on how to enter pies or to help with the event, visit the event’s 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 or