This is why we love September: The Great N.H. Pie Fest

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Under the watchful eye of Milton Police Officer Andrea Reid, kids go head-to-head to see who can finish their pie first during last year's pie fest at the New Hampshire Farm Museum. (Rochester Voice file photo)

MILTON - You might call it a "pie"-rennial favorite at the New Hampshire Farm Museum.

The Great N.H. Pie Festival gives Granite State bakers a chance for bragging rights for the year when they lace up their aprons and put their best pie offerings on the table.

This year the event takes place on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Farm Museum on White Mountain Highway in Milton.

There are classes for both professional and amateur bakers, pie-making demonstrations and the crowd favorite, a children's pie-eating contest.

Typically, there are several categories, like apple, fruit nonapple, cream and savory, which is made with meat. There is also a children's category.

The event is the Farm Museum's biggest fund-raiser of the year. It runs from noon till the pie is gone.

Tickets are $10 per person, $8 for members; children 4-17, $5, members $4; kids under 3 free.

For more info go to

Below is a entry form.

The Great NH Pie Festival
Registration Form

To enter, do one of the following:

□ Complete and return the farm to the NH Farm Museum;
□ Call the museum at 603-652-7840 to fill out the form over the phone; or  Email information requested in this form to

Pie Contest Rules - Contestants:

  • Receive 1 free Pie Festival admission for entering a pie;
  • Should put their names on the bottom of pie plates. Any plates not retrieved within three days of the Festival become the property of the Museum;
  • Are strongly encouraged to bring their pies to the museum between 10:30 a.m. and noon. (Pies delivered after noon will not be eligible for judging);
  • Agree that all pies become the property of the N.H. Farm Museum.

Name: ___________________________________________ E-Mail: ___________________________________________

Address/Town/Zip: __________________________________________________________________________________

Phone: ______________________________

Categories (Select One)

□ Apple,

□ Fruit (Non-Apple)

□ Non-Fruit

□ Savory

□ Children's (kids 12 and under can make a pie of any type)

Name of Pie: ___________________________________________________

Special Information? (Family recipe, special ingredient, etc.):___________________


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