The following is a press release from the City of Beverly Hills.
Do you have a pie that the world must taste? Do you know someone who makes a killer pie? This Sunday, June 10, the hosts its annual and children’s “Piesta” between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. along the 9300 block of Civic Center Drive (ample free parking available at 450 N. Rexford Drive).
The pie contest features pies that use only California-grown fruit and a few last minute spots are now open. Cash prizes are given for the best tasting and most “pieutiful” by a panel of distinguished and food-celebrity judges. Applications to submit pies are available here. For more information please call 310-285-6830.
Admission to the festivities is free. World-famous Pie-and-Burger will be pulling its food truck up to the market and selling various flavors of fresh pie. There will also be a children’s free piesta featuring creative juggling by Mike (including juggling favorite pie ingredients), a “pieathelon” that includes a flour-sack toss, egg balancing and a Crisco-covered balloon toss, pie making, and decorating and sifting for treasures in pastry flour. Pony rides and a petting zoo will also be available for a nominal fee.
No pie event would be complete without a pie eating contest, and Pie Bake A’la Beverly Hills has one for the adults and one just for the kids. Last year the L.A. Times wrote “Forget cupcakes—pies are hot” and the Daily News called pies a new food trend—so come get a slice of the action. Of course, all the regular farmers and prepared foods vendors will be in their usual spots at the market.