Gov. Sununu among judges to decide best pie at this year's Great NH Pie Festival

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Just some of the pies that vied for Best-in-Show at last year's pie fest. (New Hampshire Farm Museum photo)

MILTON - If you like pie, the New Hampshire Farm Museum will be the place to be for the 11th Annual Great NH Pie Festival on Sept. 22.

This year it's bigger than ever, with the fierce competition to be judged by Governor Chris Sununu, police and fire chiefs, school superintendents, locals, other politicians, both local, statewide and potentially national.

Dozens of local bakeries are donating pie for visitors to sample at the Sept. 22 event, which begins at noon and lasts until the pie's all gone. In addition to pies provided by local bakers, visitors will have a chance to sample entries in this year's amateur bake-off competition.

Festival organizers are still accepting entries from amateur bakers who are interested in earning bragging rights for a full year so they can boast that their pie won the coveted best-in-show award and a handmade Peterborough pie basket for first through third place with great prizes in every category.

Anyone can enter to prove that their pie pie is the best in the state.

Contestants can choose from several different pie categories: apple, fruit, savory, nonfruit. Teens, children less than 13 or adults can can register at pie dropoff at the Farm Museum from 10-11:45 a.m. the day of the event. The festival begins at noon.

The Pie Festival is an important fundraiser for the 50-year-old museum and is a highlight of the fall season for pie enthusiasts of all ages.

The event's sponsors and supporters are King Arthur Flour, Susan Foster Brown Studio, The Pink House, Lilac Printing, Lavalley Lumber, The Music Mill, Sebastion Septic Service., Advance Auto Parts Rochester, Salmon Falls Pottery and McKenzie's Farm.

To learn more, please call the New Hampshire Farm Museum at 652-7840. Or visit

The New Hampshire Farm Museum is located at 1305 White Mountain Highway (Route 125) in Milton.

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