The American Pie Council is gearing up for the 18th Annual National Pie Championships and the 11th Annual Great American Pie Festival, taking place next month in Florida.
The American Pie Council (APC) is gearing up for its18th Annual APC/Crisco® National Pie Championships, April 26-28 in Orlando, as well as its 11th Annual Great American Pie Festival, April 27-28, in nearby Celebration, Fla.
The APC is now accepting entries from professional, commercial and amateur bakers, as well as junior chefs, for the National Pie Championships. Last year, the contest drew more than 447 commercial, 142 professional, 301 amateur and six junior entries for a total of 896 pies in the quest to find America’s top bakers. Entry forms and pie categories for each division are available at www.piecouncil.org.
“Preparations are heating up at the American Pie Council for this year’s championship and festival. Right now, all around the country, bakers of all skill levels are putting the finishing touches on their best recipes,” said Linda Hoskins, Executive Director, American Pie Council. “Each year tops the last in terms of creativity, enthusiasm and dedication to the art of pie baking. We absolutely cannot wait to see what this year’s festivities will bring.”
The APC also is expecting more than 32,000 attendees from across the globe to descend upon Celebration, Fla. on April 28-29 for the APC Great American Pie Festival, sponsored by Crisco®. The free event will feature entertainment, baking demonstrations and pie eating contests.