Bake and bring your best Autumnal Equinox Pie for the Great West End and Railroad Square Handcar Regatta's first ever Homestead Pie Contest, this Sunday, September 25, 2011.
Entrants must arrive with pie in hand by 11:30. Judging to be completed by 1 pm. Winner takes home a Blue Ribbon Rolling Pin and a Cash $$$ prize!
The sensational, wildly popularm steampunk-inspired exposition of mechanical wonders Handcar Regatta 2011 is held at Wilson and Third Streets in the heart of Santa Rosa, California.
A Mouse in the Pantry's Mel is the mastermind as well as master baker behind her pop-up booth, the Pie Hole that launched amidst a cloud of flour this summer at Petaluma's Riverside Revival - on the road north today to slay Regatta goers with downright deliciousness.
All you bakers out there in SoCo land, roll up your sleeves, don an apron and whip up a winning pie...
Head to the Society for Homestead Preservation area at the Regatta. New this year, is a vibrant display of homesteading featuring everything from butchering demonstrations to fermenting tips and tricks, a kombucha bar, beer and cheese making, a spice bazaar, coffee-roasting, pie-making, apple pressing, preserves and a live animal or two. With Heather Irwin of the Press Democrat's Bite Club Eats as ringleader, this cooperative culinary society promises to "inform, delight and astound the minds and souls of participants".