Pie Baking Contest

15th Annual Pie Baking Contest!

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).

  • Kid’s Judging at 12pm
  • Adult Judging at 12:30pm
  • Sales begin around 1:15pm
  • Pie slices will be $5

Prizes will be awarded in two divisions – youth (17 and under) and adults (amateur bakers.)

* Note, only pies that do not require refrigeration are able to be accepted.


PamPhotoThis year’s Pie Contest honors our beloved friend and Pie Crew leader, Pam Fitzgerald. Pam’s memory invokes contagious joy, creativity, and the gracious giving of herself to others and her community. This year and going forward, the pie contest will be known as Pam’s Pies on the Avenue, to honor our dear friend’s dedication to the Del Ray community she so loved. We will forever miss her infectious smile and sense of fun. 100% of the proceeds from this year’s pie competition will be donated to the Viola Lawson Breast Cancer Fund which underwrites mammograms for Alexandrians who are uninsured or whose insurance does not cover these life- saving screenings.

Meet the Judges!

Kids Pies

  • Kate Moran, aka The Rainbow Lady from Rainbow Rock Band
  • John Patrick, ROAM
  • Bobi Bomar, Compass Real Estate

Adult Pies

  • Sheriff Dana Lawhorne
  • Ellen Patrick, Compass Real Estate
  • Randee Hilton, Reigning Pie Champion

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.



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The Vola Lawson Breast Cancer Fund

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