13th Annual Pies on Parade – January 29, 2017
13th Annual Pies on Parade 2017
Available: 13th Annual Pies on Parade will take place Sunday, January 29, 2017. Packages available January 28th-30th, 2017
WE SELL OUT EARLY FOR THIS EVENT SO PLEASE BOOK EARLY SO YOU DON”T MISS OUT!
Come to PIE TOWN and enjoy the Historic Inns of Rockland’s 11th annual “Pies on Parade” event in celebration of National Pie Day and EAT PIE!!!!! Last year over 8,000 pieces of pies and 55 different types were on parade in PIE TOWN for this event and $25,000 was raised for our local Food Pantry. Once again, we are adding some exciting pie eating events for Saturday, January 28th exclusive to our package guests. Don’t worry about missing any football, the event is scheduled for a non-football weekend between the playoffs and the Superbowl.
Two night packages (Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday) start at $440 and include ALL of the following:
- Two tickets to the Inn-to-Inn Pie Tour (normally sold out event);
- Fabulous accommodations in one of our AAA Four Diamond rated rooms for two nights;
- Admission to all of Saturday’s events (TBA);
- A $50 Midcoast Money Voucher valid at most of our downtown restaurants to enjoy a fabulous dinner in town;
- A “Personal Pie” just for you and placed in your room at Turndown service (please mention preferences at time of booking – apple, cherry, raspberry, or blueberry );
- A commemorative copy of the 2017 Pies on Parade Poster.
One-night packages at the Berry Manor Inn (available on Sunday, 1/29/17 only) will start at $230 (single or double occupancy) and include:
- Two tickets to the Inn-to-Inn Pie Tour;
- Fabulous accommodations in one of our AAA Four Diamond rated rooms;
- A “Personal Pie” baked just for you and placed in your room at Turndown service (please mention preferences at time of booking – apple, cherry, raspberry or blueberry);
- A commemorative copy of the 2017 Pies on Parade Poster
Package cannot be combined with any other discounts. Reservation subject to prevailing lodging tax and is subject to a 21-Day cancellation policy and other policies.
On January 28th Saturday afternoon, enjoy a special pie related events exclusive to our guests. We are still finalizing the 2017 events but in 2016 we had a “Downtown Abby-like High Tea with Pie” at the Island Institute, an hour of classical music with Bay Chamber’s “Music to Eat Pie With” and end your afternoon at a “Wine and Pie” pairing at the Wine Seller (our package guests are invited to sample before the tasting is opened to the general public). From 4-6pm at Trackside Station Restaurant, there will be a silent auction featuring many of your favorite venue’s pies, gift certificates and other items to help raise more money for the Food Pantry. They will feature Pie-themed specialty drinks and entertainment. Either enjoy dinner at Trackside Station or any number of participating downtown restaurants with a $50 voucher included in your package and finally return to the inn for your “personal pies” at turndown.
On Sunday morning, ticketed guests are invited to a special tour of the Maine Lighthouse Museum starting at 11:30am and enjoy Pies served by the Coast Guard. The actual Pies on Parade event will be run from 1 to 4:00 pm (at the venues) and will include over twenty venues to satisfy all of your pie eating needs. Each of the participating venues will feature sampling of sweet and savory pies and includes such choices as pizza pie, shepherds’ pies, whoopee pies, decadent chocolate pie, blueberry pie, lemon curd tartlets, pizzettas just to name a few. We will once be offering complimentary continuous shuttle service to all venues participating in this event.
Due to the popularity of this event and with the Berry Manor Inn “Moms Behaving Badly” appearing on Food Network’s “Throw Down with Bobby Flay” we strongly suggest that you book early as we generally sell out. This is one of the largest fundraisers for AIO (Area Interfaith Outreach), our local food and fuel community assistance program. Every participating inn and restaurant venue donates their time and product so that 100% of all ticket sales go directly to the AIO. In 2016, this event raised $25,000 and to date over $134,000 in ticket sales all by eating pie!!!!!
Note: Mark your calendar the 14th Annual Pies on Parade Event is scheduled for 1/28/18 with packages available for one or two nights. Day tickets go on sale 11/25/17.
Image used with permission © PJ Walter