Pie bakers of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate in this year’s Great American Pie contest to be held at noon Thursday, July 2, at the Fifth Third Bank Pavilion in Cheapside Park.
Awards will be presented in two categories – made from scratch and semi-homemade. Awards will include first, second and third place in each category. Additionally, a special award of “prettiest pie” will also be presented. There is no longer a professional pie category.
Applications, as well as additional information, are available on the Downtown Lexington
Corporation’s website here. The deadline to apply for the contest is Wednesday, July 1.
After the judging, slices of pie, along with Chaney’s Dairy Barn ice cream, will be available for free at the Ice Cream Social hosted by Alltech. This event, held in conjunction with the pie contest, starts at noon and will last until both the pie and ice cream are gone.
The Great American Pie Contest and Ice Cream Social serves as the kick-off for the annual Fourth of July Festival. Other activities include the Central Bank Thursday Night Live, Friday Night LIVE, the patriotic music concert, Bluegrass 10,000, street festival, parade and fireworks.
From Downtown Lexington Corporation
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