Pie makers challenged

How to enter a pie in the fair


The Wahkiakum County Fair is less than a month away and I just have one question: What kind of pie are you baking?

The sky’s the limit, so long as it isn’t a cream pie, according to the rules in the fair book.

I’ve never entered anything in the fair before, so I caught up with Fair Manager Patty Dursteler this week to go over all the details for entering pies in the open category.

This is what she told me:

Pies should be 4-6 inches in diameter. That being said, they will make allowances for trash talking amateurs like me. Bring in a regular size pie if you must. They’ll be glad to take them.

“It’ll all work out,” Dursteler said. “We’ll make an exception this year for the whole pie and worst case scenario, we’ll be eating a lot of pie.”

Sounds like a win-win situation if I ever heard one.

A pie making contest followed by a pie eating contest. What do you think?

Submit your pies on August 16, from 3-8 p.m. in the T-Building at the Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds in Skamokawa.

Judging will be done on Wednesday.

For more information on entering a pie in a different category, or entering anything else at the fair, pick up a fair book at one of the businesses around the county or at the fairgrounds. For questions, contact the fair office at 360-795-3480.


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