The 12th annual Waldo County Pie & Story Festival is set for Sunday, Oct. 12, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Belfast Boathouse, 34 Commercial St. at the waterfront Steamboat Landing.

Musician and renowned storyteller Jennifer Armstrong and friends will present a family program of music, stories, pie and plenty of 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 comes with a ballot to vote (or not).

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 always appreciated.

General pie voting will include four categories: Best Pie Ever; Most Beautiful Pie; Most Unusual Pie; and Yummy Mess. Special prizes and awards 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 Facebook page or call Armstrong at 322-2265.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or