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Put Your Best Pie Forward at City Arts Fest's Pie Life Contest

kate_lebo_pieEveryone loves a good pie contest, and this year's City Arts Fest's Pie Life event on Oct. 22 will definitely be one worth rolling out your favorite crust for.

If you're not entering a favorite pie into the contest, no worries. Simply bring your appetite and be ready for plenty of tasty festivities!

Hosted by local pie-making phenom Miss Kate Lebo, Pie Life has plenty to offer for both adults and kids. The event will kick off at 1 p.m. at the Fred Wildlife Refuge with favorite pie stories told by local writer David Schmader, food critic Sara Dickerman, blogger Shauna James Ahern, and musician Tilson of the Saturday Knights. And once story time has commenced, guests will be welcome to fill their pie-holes to the brim with  contestants' freshly baked offerings while local band The Tallboys will be offering up some country tunes for a little bit of afternoon dancing.

Did I mention there will be prizes!?

Besides having claim to pie-making glory and fame, winners will receive some seriously fantastic goodies -- including a subscription to Edible Seattle, a pie class and pastry cloth from Four and 20 Blackbirds, a High Five Pie gift pack, coffee and conversation with Seattle's pie darling Kate McDermott, gift certificates for two tubs of the best lard ever (from Dietrich’s Meats in Krumsville, PA), and much more.

So pull out your favorite recipes, put on your dancing shoes, and get ready to eat some mighty delicious treats from local pie-makers!

The details:
Pie Life will take place at 1 p.m. on Oct. 22 at the Fred Wildlife Refuge

Tickets are $5; pie contest participants get free entry

To enter the contest, email pie@cityartsfest.com with your full name and email address.

All pies will be judged on taste, appearance, nostalgia factor, and overall awesomeness.

Photo credit: Kate Lebo of Pie-Scream

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