15TH ANNUAL PIES ON PARADE GALA
JANUARY 25 – JANUARY 27, 2019
Friday, January 25, 2019 – 6-9pm – Silent Auction – Rock Harbor Taproom
Saturday, January 26, 2019 – 11-4PM – Camden Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, January 27, 2019 – 1-4pm – Rockland Pie Tour
Rockland, Maine, dubbed “Pie Town USA” by the Food Network, is living up to its name as planning is well underway for the 15th annual pie-a-thon to celebrate National Pie Day (National Pie Day is celebrated each year on Jan 23rd). The towns of Rockland and Camden, ME will go pie-crazy for the weekend of January 25th through January 27th with a Friday night Silent Auction and Pie Gala, Saturday Pie Scavenger Hunt in Camden and the 15th Annual Pies on Parade event to be held on Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 1:00 – 4:00pm. Best of all, every dollar raised goes to help hungry Midcoast Maine families through the Area Interfaith Outreach (AIO) Food Pantry. More than $185,000 has been raised for the AIO Food Pantry over the 14-year tenure of this event. The goal this year is to raise that amount to $200,000.
For the headliner event, the Historic Inns of Rockland are joined by as many as 25 additional Rockland and Camden, ME businesses and restaurants to welcome hungry pie eaters to Rockland’s downtown for the 15th Annual Pies on Parade Pie Tour, Sunday, January 27, 2019. Pie lovers will sample more than 50 different pies at 20 or more businesses, restaurants and inns throughout Rockland. Plus, while walking between venues helps to burn calories, All Aboard Trolley will provide transportation at designated stops, making it more efficient to hit as many pie stops as possible, especially those on either end of town.
Tickets sell out quickly, and the best way to get yours is through Pies on Parade lodging packages offered by the three Historic Inns of Rockland (Berry Manor Inn, LimeRock Inn and Granite Inn) and participating Camden inns including the Hawthorn Inn, Towne Motel and Norumbega Inn. Two and Three-night packages include guaranteed tickets to all weekend events and special extras like a 2019 15th Annual commemorative pie poster and two personal pies awaiting your arrival.
Day tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children ten and under, and all funds from tickets sales go directly to the local food pantry. Weekend combination tickets are also available. Tickets are available from the three Historic Inns of Rockland (Berry Manor Inn, LimeRock Inn or Granite Inn); or by calling 207-596-6611 or by purchasing securely online at the button link above. Since tickets sell out each year, it’s a good idea to purchase them early so you do not miss out on this fabulous pie-a-thon.
This is not your average pie-in-the-sky event. Move aside Mom’s apple pie, Rockland’s inns, businesses and restaurants will serve up everything from Shepherds Pie and gourmet pizza pies to sweet and savory galettes, seafood pies, egg pies, whoopie pies and the signature Key LimeRock Pie.
All proceeds from the entire Pies on Parade weekend benefit the Area Interfaith Outreach (AIO) Food Pantry & Fuel Assistance Program and One Less Worry providing toilet paper and personal care products to families in need. Over the past fourteen years, more than $185,000 has been donated to AIO’s Food Pantry from this event to help provide food for Midcoast families. Pies on Parade is the food pantry’s largest fundraiser of the year, providing enough funds to feed 100 hungry families for a full year.
Pies on Parade is presented by the Historic Inns of Rockland, Maine with help from broadcast sponsor Blueberry Broadcasting and other generous sponsors including Maritime Energy, 44 Business Capital, A Division of Berkshire Bank, All Aboard Trolley, Camden Area Business Group.
For more information please visit PiesOnParade.com or call 207- 596-6611.