Lexington Looking For Bakers For Great American Pie Contest

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Updated: 6/05/2013 7:36 pm

Do you make an awesome pie?  Here’s your chance to compete for best in the Bluegrass.

The Great American Pie Contest and Ice Cream Social, hosted by Alltech, is one of the first events of this year’s 4th of July Festival in downtown Lexington

It will be held at noon on Tuesday, July 2, in the Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park

Sign up now and submit up to two pies and you could be one of the winners of an award to be presented after the judging on July 2. 

The deadline to enter pies is Wednesday, June 26. 

To sign up, download an entry form at www.downtownlex.com and return it by the deadline. 

You can enter pies in two categories:  “Made from Scratch” and “Semi-Homemade.” 

There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes given in each category.  In addition, an award will be give for the “Prettiest Pie.” 

 After the pies are judged, they will be cut and served to the crowd with cups of Chaney’s Dairy Barn ice cream.

Contestants should bring their entries to the Pavilion by 10 a.m. July 2. 

Along with your pie, bring a 3 by 5 inch card with ingredients and baking time.  “Made from Scratch”  pies must be made of scratch crust and filling.  “Semi-homemade Pies” can include store-purchased ingredients such as crust and filling.

Lexington's 4th of July Festival is brought to you by the Downtown Lexington Corporation and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.

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