BEVERLY HILLS—The Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market is now accepting home-baked fruit pie entries for the annual Pie Bake A’la Beverly Hills and the children’s “Piesta,” which will be held on Sunday, June 11. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The deadline to apply for the home-baked pie contest is Sunday, May 29. Applications are currently available at www.beverlyhills.org/piesta.

Canyon News received a press release from Dana Beesen, Publicist for the city of Beverly Hills that indicated that all pie-bake entries must be made with locally grown fruit in California. Criteria for judging includes appearance, creativity, crust, consistency and flavor, which will be determined by a panel of distinguished chefs and celebrity judges.

Gift certificates will be awarded to winners by supporting sponsor, Clementine of Beverly Hills, which include: $200 for 1st place; $100 for 2nd place; $50 for 3rd place, and a $50 gift certificate for the “Most Pieutiful.”

The annual Pie Bake & Piesta is a free event that features a pie eating contest for kids and adults, and entertaining pie-themed activities, including pie ingredient juggling, pie making and decorating, and searching for treasures in pastry flour. The event will also have pony rides and a petting zoo for a nominal fee.

The Pie Bake A’la Beverly Hills & Piesta is featured in conjunction with the weekly Farmers’ Market, which is located along Civic Center Drive between Third & Santa Monica. There will be free two- hour parking available in the Civic Center parking garage. All regular farmers and prepared foods vendors will be featured at the Market.

For additional pie bake entry rules or to download an application, call (310) 285-6830 or visit www.beverlyhills.org/FarmersMarket.

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