Pie Baking Contest

Pies, Pies, Pies!

What is Art on the Avenue without the Pie Baking Contest? It’s a festival favorite! The pies will be on display starting at noon near the Festival Store (between Del Ray and Oxford Avenues). Judging begins at 12:15 pm. Prizes will be awarded in two divisions – youth (17 and under) and adults (amateur bakers.)

See the winners for 2016 >

Slices of the entries will be for sale around 1 pm with slices with 100% of the proceeds going to our non-profit beneficiary the Bellefonte Wizards. NEW this year! FIVE time Pie Baking Contest winner and 2017 judge Randee Hilton is baking and donating ALL of her winning pies this year! These will go for a premium so get to the booth early!

  • Blueberry Sour Cream Pie
  • Peaches and Cream Pie
  • French Apple Almond Tart
  • Brown Butter Raspberry Tart
  • French Mocha Macaroon Tart

* Note, only pies that do not require refrigeration are able to be accepted, including Randee’s pies listed here.

Meet the judges!

  • Bobi Bomar of Homes of Alexandria, Del Ray resident, realtor and long-time Pie Contest Sponsor
  • Randee Hilton, FIVE time Pie Baking Contest winner and Del Ray resident.
  • Dana Lawhorne Alexandria’s Sheriff and esteemed Art on the Avenue pie judge


The Bellefonte Wizards Basketball Team

The “Bellefonte Group Home” is part of the Alexandria Community Services Board where some of Alexandria’s adults with special needs live. Everyone who lives there is proud to be a part of the Del Ray community. In 2008, with the help of their amazing coach Peter Mathews, they formed a basketball team and placed in that year’s local Special Olympics. They have been non-stop ever since!

The following year some neighbors held a bake sale to help raise money for team uniforms, equipment and travel costs. Bobi Bomar matched the proceeds from that sale and the team was able to order those uniforms! They proudly wear them and sport their team colors, purple and gold, every chance they get.

Let’s help our Wizards grow and continue to compete locally, regionally and hopefully soon, at the national level!

Our “Pie Partner”

Again this year the Pie Baking Contest is sponsored by the Homes of Alexandria team, Bobi Bomar and Ellen Patrick.

The team’s specialty and expertise is in Alexandria, Virginia, real estate; especially the incredible neighborhoods of Del Ray, Rosemont, Braddock Heights, Beverley Hills, Old Town and Kingstowne, as well as Arlington, Falls Church and Fairfax County. Moreover, they can help you buy and sell properties throughout the Washington DC Metropolitan area. And, if you’re moving out of the city, they can refer you to a top-notch associate at Weichert, Realtors who can help you every step of the way.

Find Bobi and Ellen at the Pie Booth at Art on the Avenue and at www.homesofalexandria.com.

See if your culinary skills are prize-worthy, or just come out and buy a slice for a great cause.




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The Bellefonte Wizards Basketball Team

Sponsored by:
Homes of Alexandria