The Cville Pie Fest has a long and glorious history. It started nearly a year and a half ago, when Marijean Jaggers challenged Brian J. Geiger to a Pie Down, where each of them would bake two pies and submit those pies to a panel of three judges. Those judges scored the pies to determine a winner. You can read more about the Pie Down at Cindy Maisannes' Shoulderblog.

A few months later, we decided that Marijean and Brian couldn't have all of the fun, so we opened up the First Cville Pie Fest. Well, I say "we," but the first Pie Fest would never have happened but for the efforts of Charlottesville's King of Pie, Steve Whitaker. The response was greater than we could have anticipated. Indeed, it was greater than we did anticipate, and a few of our judges got sick from eating so much pie. Still, everyone enjoyed themselves, we raised some money for PACEM, and we let a lot of people enjoy a lot of pie.

The following year, we did it again. Then again. And again! Then we skipped a year. Then we had another in 2014! Then we skipped 2015. But 2016 needed pie, so 2016 gets pie.

Pie Fest 2014

"The winner was a savory pie called the "Fig an Pig", made with pork and a duck fat infused crust."

Pie Fest 2012

The best pie was the goat cheese, pear, and rosemary hand by made by the staff of the Mudhouse.

Pie Fest 2011

The 2011 Competition is over, with 16 pies and our first ever Live Pie Baking Competition.

The Best Pie was Angie's Cherrie Almond Pie by Angela Zarling.

The Runner-Up Pie was the Roadhouse Pie by Vince Hockett.

The Top Pie Baker competition was Vince Hockett vs. Lauralee Watlock, with the Top Pie Baker for the 2011 Cville Pie Fest award going to Vince Hockett.

Congratulations to all of our contestents. The pies were excellent this year. Extra special thanks to our sponsors Relay Foods, Jean Theory, Beer Run, Mudhouse, and Crutchfield.

 

 

Pie Fest 2010

Congratulations everyone for a great Pie Fest in 2010 in support of PACEM. The winners were:

  • Judge's select: Elena Rosemond-Hoerr for her caramel green tomato pie
  • Runner-up Fruit: Sherice Page Amazing Apple Pie
  • Runner-up Cream/Chiffon/Mousse: Mary Sproles Martin, Mary's famous quiche
  • 3rd place overall, and best in the Cream/Chiffon/Mousse: Kathy Banner chocolate raspberry chiffon
  • 2nd place overall, and Best Nut Pie: Marijean Jaggers, butterscotch pecan pie
  • 1st place overall, and Best Fruit Pie: Adrianna Gallo, Pear-Cranberry Pie with Gingersnap Crumb Topping.
The first place winner won a gift pack from CHO including an iPod Touch, as well as Mollie Cox Bryan's Mrs. Rowe's Little Book of Southern Pies. The second place winner won a gift pack from CHO including a $250 gift certificate for a flight. Third place won a gift certificate from Andrea Hubbell Photography.
  • Judge's select: Elena Rosemond-Hoerr for her caramel green tomato pie
  • Runner-up Fruit: Sherice Page Amazing Apple Pie
  • Runner-up Cream/Chiffon/Mousse: Mary Sproles Martin, Mary's famous quiche
  • 3rd place overall, and best in the Cream/Chiffon/Mousse: Kathy Banner chocolate raspberry chiffon
  • 2nd place overall, and Best Nut Pie: Marijean Jaggers, butterscotch pecan pie
  • 1st place overall, and Best Fruit Pie: Adrianna Gallo, Pear-Cranberry Pie with Gingersnap Crumb Topping.
The first place winner won a gift pack from CHO including an iPod Touch, as well as Mollie Cox Bryan's Mrs. Rowe's Little Book of Southern Pies. The second place winner won a gift pack from CHO including a $250 gift certificate for a flight. Third place won a gift certificate from Andrea Hubbell Photography.