Pie Festival Judging & Awards
First I have to say that I was not a lover of pie when I moved out here to Quemado a year ago. Of course, since relocating I have been converted, upon visiting Pie Town I had absolutely no expectations. Enter Kathy Knapp and her Pie-O-Neer, instant conversion! I love pie!
Fast forward to Pie Fest 2015, the winners were young and the used-to-be young. These bakers take their pie seriously. I had the privilege of speaking to former queens and watching the coronation of the current King and Queen, so fun!
I wanted to thank the judges, I am in awe of their capacity to choose the winning pies, wow to possess those skilled taste buds.
I watched as they inspected the appearance of each pie and as they carefully brought those pie filled forks to their mouths, you could see the magic happening. Jotting down what they just experienced and moving to the next adventure. Eventually the winners were announced and their duty was done.
Thank you judges for caring
and respecting the hard work of these contestants, you make their dreams come true.
AWARDS Pie Baking Contest:
Grand Champion— Janet Anderson with a Merry Berry
Adult Fruit Category— First—Rory Lindbergh with prickly pear Second—Cherie Cloudy with cranberry crumble Third—Megan Bartasevich with cherry nectarine
Adult Nut Category First Glenna Cox with caramel pecan Second Penny Dunn with pecan Third Loretta Lewis with pecan
Adult Other Category First Laura Baumann with dark chocolate strawberry pistachio Second Melinda Martinez with macaroon coconut Third Karen Bingham with prickly pear
Youth Category First Mariah Larronde with plumberry Second Mariah Larronde with peach raspberry Third Paul Worley with New Mexico peach
PIE EATING CONTEST
Littlest Pie Eaters First—Killian Woodbridge Second—Rio Bergeron Third—April Woodbridge
Junior Pie Eaters First—JT Hand Second—Amos Worley Third—Stacy Vargas
Adult Pie Eaters First—Martin Chaidez Second—Alex Farinetti Third—Mark Potts
Horned Toad Races First—Alex Chaidez Second—Mariah Larronde Third—Gracie Ramsey