2018 Pie Festival Results
Shown above are the Pie Festival 2018 Queen and King, Nelda Rae and Jerry McPhaul, crowned during Pie Town’s annual fall festival.
It was a day of fun, food, and pie. Results are as follows:
Pie Baking Contest
Grand Champion: Glenna Cox with maple pecan pie.
Youth Category: First Place Whitney Dunn with cherry berry almond; Second Place Brooke Dunn with butter apple pecan; Third Place: Dori Ko, with fig pie.
Fruit Category: First Place Cynthia Welton with peach blueberry; Second Place: Karen Bingham with sunflower pear raspberry; Third Place: Susan Little with double apple pie.
Nut Category: First Place Robin Lamance with chocolate pecan bourbon; Second Place Glenna Cox with pecan; Third Place Michele Bingham with cinnamon walnut swirl apple.
Other Category: First Place Karla Noble with chocolate chip pie; Second Place Glenna Cox with sunny apple pecan; Third Place John Erz with lemon chess pie.
Pie Festival Pi-K Run
Overall best times (male and female): Tobias Probst 21.52; Allie Edwards 23.04.
55 and older: John Leeper 22.11; Tom Russel 32.51 Mel Muller 43.26;
Bille Clark 44.01; Lif Strand 49.09; Pamela Keller 49.39
26-54 years: Tobias Probst 21.52; Kevin Boyko 23; Dan carter 24.21
Allie Edwards 23.04; Lauren Flynn 23.47; Hayley Macdonald 24.38.
13-25 years: Noah Bugayong 22.26; Jaden Angelus 23.23; Kevin Johnson 23.38.
Katlyn Williard 33.04; Lydia 34.34; Mindy Grandjean 36.44.
12 and under: Jack George 26.51; Matt Johnson 27.1;
Reuel 30.43; Audrey Jackson 39.36; Zanna 42.
Pie Eating Contest
Ages 0-6: First Kade Hamilton, Second Lily Sisneros, Third Eva Bergeron
Ages 7-15: First Amado Chaidez; Second Rio Bergeron; Third Amos Worley
Ages 16+: First Kevin Taylor; Second Martin Chaidez; Third Scott Smith.
Horn Toad Race
First Trevor Saulsberry; Second Raeann Bruton; Third Avrila Sisneros. Other events includes the Three-Legged Race, the EggSpoon Race, and the Sack Race with different age categories.
Pie Town Fire Station held a Health Fair with information on diabetes, high blood pressure and stroke, and it was the scene of the Pie Baking judging, which proved to be serious business. Tri-State G&T/Socorro Electric’s balloon gave rides in the morning, the concession stand sold pies and souvenirs, vendors sold food and gifts, PHI Air Medical of Socorro and Grants gave tours of their helicopter, live music could be heard all day, and the event finished with a raffle, dinner, dance and pie auction.
Over $5000 was raised by Pie Festival to go toward new playground equipment for Jackson Park.
More photos and lists of the winners can be found online at piefestival.org.