Disclosure: I am a volunteer at the Great American Pie Festival. All opinions are my own and may differ from yours.
2014 Great American Pie Festival
If you have never been to the Great American Pie Festival, then you need to add that to your list if you are in the area. It is held in Celebration, FL every spring and is definitely a fun event. We, my husband and I, volunteer every year, so that gets us in to the “pie buffet” for free. Not that I need pie, but boy, are they good.
For just a couple of hours every year I get to be the “Pie Police”. What that means is I guard the pie buffet area to make sure that no one leaves the area with a slice of pie. There have been people that try to sneak in or hand some pie over the fence or even stash a bunch in the bottom of the stroller. But we always catch them. So here are a few pictures from the 2014 Great American Pie Festival.
There are fun things to do and even some freebies. Last year, I when it was sponsored by Crisco, I got some spatula’s, frosting creations and more. This year, Crisco was not a sponsor, but it was still fun.
Next year, I would love to be one of the judges just for a change in routine. Since I have been volunteering for about 5 years, I have gotten my husband to join me and a couple times my mother in law did also. It’s only for 4 hours and you get to choose what you would like to do. We always pick the “pie police” because I love to see the look on people’s faces when I tell them they either have to eat the 10 pieces of pie that they are trying to sneak out or throw it out. It’s sad though that so much pie goes to waste.
If you live in the area and would like to volunteer, then keep checking their website for the 2015 volunteer applications. But if not, then just come and enjoy the pie buffet for a small fee.
Topic: Pie Festival