Pie Bake and Piesta Set for June 12

The Beverly Hills Farmers is accepting home-baked fruit pie entries for its annual Pie Bake a’la Beverly Hills & Piesta, slated for June 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The deadline to apply for the home-baked pie contest is May 29.

All pies must be made with locally grown fruit in California. Judging is based on appearance, creativity, crust, consistency, and flavor by a panel of distinguished judges. Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market cash will be awarded to the contest winners: First Place, $200; Second Place, $100; Third Place, $50, and for the “Most Pieutiful” category, $50.

The annual Pie Bake & Piesta is a free event featuring a pie bake contest, a kid’s zone, and entertaining pie-themed activities, including a kids and adult pie-eating contest.

Pony rides and a petting zoo will also be available for a nominal fee.

The Pie Bake a’la Beverly Hills & Piesta is sponsored by the City of Beverly Hills Community Services Department in conjunction with the weekly Farmers’ Market, located along Civic Center Drive between Third Street and Santa Monica Boulevard. Free two-hour parking is available in the Civic Center parking garage. All regular farmers and prepared foods vendors will be featured at the Market.

For complete pie bake entry rules and for the online application, visit www.beverlyhills.org/FarmersMarket or for more information, call 310-285-6830.

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