Those who love pie and believe it can lead to good things are encouraged to attend the 13th annual Waldo County Pie and Story Festival Sunday, Oct. 4, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the waterfront Belfast Boathouse. Those who want to put their pastry where their belief is are invited to bring their homemade pies by at noon.

Musician and renowned storyteller Jennifer Armstrong and friends will present a family program that includes an afternoon of music, stories, pie and plenty of all-ages fun for all. The festival starts 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).

Anyone may enter a pie for prizes, and all types of pies are welcome — sweet or savory, pizza or whoopie — as long as they are pies and homemade. Because of allergy concerns, a complete list of ingredient should accompany all pies. Bringing more than one pie is quite all right.

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. After another song, or two, the festival will hold a lively and competitive auction that will allow folks to walk away with a whole pie.

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