Beverly Hills Farmers' Market hosts its annual Pie Bake a'la Beverly Hills & Piesta, Sunday, June 12, 2011. Move over cupcakes, pies are in style right now and the city of Beverly Hills is just the place to let your pie strut its stuff and win 1st place. A fun event for the whole family to enjoy, attractions include pony rides, a petting zoo and musical entertainment. Attendees can enter in a Pie Eating Contest at 12:00pm.
People have been crafting recipes all year, waiting in anticipation to showcase a family recipe or a new creation of their own. The Pie Bake a'la Beverly Hills & Piesta attracted more than 6,000 attendees in 2010. Locals and visitors alike enjoyed a wonderful afternoon in the sun eating pie and participating in the fun.
Last year's first place recipe was delicious Blueberry Cream Pie. Other winning recipes include a Wild Huckleberry Pie and a Strawberry Lemonade Pie. All winning recipes will be posted on the City of Beverly Hills website.
Judging will be based on the following criteria: flavor, filling, crust, overall appearance and creativity.
Ongoing events for kids will be held throughout the day including "Half Pint Pantry" where kids can make their own pies, and "It's in the Filling" where kids can make play dough pies and sift for treasure in flour. Slices of pie will be for sale all day.

When: June 12, 2011, 9:00am to 1:00pm

Where: Beverly Hills Farmers' Market
9300 Civic Center Drive
2 hours free parking at Civic Center, 450 N. Rexford Drive

How: Contest rules and regulations available at www.beverlyhills.org
"Best Tasting Pie" cash awards:
1st place - $275
2nd place - $150
3rd place - $75
"Most Pieutiful Pie" winner will receive a $100 cash award