As American as Apple Pie: Pie Baking Contest in Los Alamos
Celebrate Independence Day weekend with a slice of the past
(Los Alamos, CA) The origin of pie may not be from this continent but it feels like it should be. Celebrate Independence Day weekend with an old-fashioned, All-American Pie Baking Contest and Picnic at the Bedford Winery Tasting Room and Courtyard in Los Alamos on Sunday afternoon, July 3rd from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.
Last year the winery’s first contest had over 30 entries that included apple, blueberry, pear, cherry, peach, and inventive combinations. There was also buttermilk, banana cream, lemon meringue, chocolate pecan – even a tamale pie. All pies types are welcome, and there will be prizes for multiple categories. The lineup of experienced judges include Mary Caldera (a former pie judge for the county fair), Joan Adams and Alan Vencente, all accomplished bakers. Guests are also judges and responsible for selecting the People’s Choice Award. Participants are asked to register their pie in advance to assist the judges in designing the best tasting format and appropriate categories. Judging begins at 3:00 PM. All those who bring a pie, as well as children under 12, get free entrance.
Prior to the judging will be an All-American picnic with grilled sausages, bread, salads, created by the Bedford Culinary Team along with a glass of wine, and followed by pie – lots of pie. Tickets are $20, $15 for wine club members. For reservations or to register your pie, call 805-344-2107 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More details at www.bedfordwinery.com.