The 2020 Ice cream social and pie baking contest has been cancelled

Ice Cream Social and Pie Baking Contest

Pie baking details

The tradition continues

Pie baking in Manitou Springs is serious businesses.  Community members gather together the first Monday in July to compete for fame, glory and bragging rites. (The rest of us just show up to eat pie!) Don’t miss this old fashioned community event.

  • This event has been cancelled for 2020
  • 5:30 pm
  • Soda Springs Park Pavilion
  • $1 ice cream + $2 pie
Bake a Pie

And win!

If you are up for a bit of friendly competition with your neighbors, bring two of your finest pie creates to Soda Springs Park and offer up the the pie judges. (Judges do not accept bribes or cream pies!)

Pie Baking Contest Rules

Here’s where we police the pies. If you are planning on baking a pie for the competition be sure you follow our hard and fast rules. 

  • Competitors must provide TWO of the same kind of HOMEMADE pie.
  • Pies may NOT contain dairy or cream. Any cream or dairy pies will not be eligible for consumption or judging.
  • Pies may be no smaller than 8 inches in diameter.
  • Competitors must have pies at Soda Springs Park between 4:00-4:30 pm to be registered for the contest.
  • Judging will begin promptly at 5:00 pm
  • Winners will be announced and sent to all local media.
  • Pie tasting experts will be judging the pies (all judges decisions are FINAL)​
  • There is no entry fee. This is a “FUN” competition!
  • rizes will be awarded to the first, second & third place winners of the best pie. Kids division (14 and under) may enter a pie and judging will be based upon the best pie overall in the 14 and under division.
  • After judging, pies will be sold by the slice to help defray the expenses of Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring the Ice Cream Social.
  • Collect pie plates at the end of the ice cream social OR for one week after the event at 354 Manitou Ave. Pie plates left after one week may be donated.
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