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The 24th annual National Pie Championships, held by the American Pie Council, is set for April 6-7 in Orlando, Florida. Some of the world’s best pie bakers will put their specialties up against their fellow competitors’ in a variety of categories.

Open to amateur pie makers, professional bakers, and commercial pie manufacturers from throughout the country and Canada, the competition will have judges granting awards based on appearance, taste, consistency, crust, and the overall product. The event is an opportunity for companies to get their pies in the spotlight, and substantially increase sales.

Hundreds of pies will be submitted, as bakers hope to place in distinct categories such as fruits, nuts, pot pies, and gluten-free. Last year, Bakers Square in Nashville, Tennessee took home top honors with an impressive 36 award-winning pies. 

“Pie is a constant. Throughout our lives it’s always been there, like family and friends,” says American Pie Council’s Linda Hoskins. “The APC National Pie Championships were created 24 years ago to celebrate our nation’s love affair with pie. We eagerly await the competition and introducing the nation’s best to pie-loving fans.”

The public is invited to attend the APC National Pie Championships on Saturday, April 7 for the “Pie Party,” which will include an Emile Henry creative apron contest and fashion show and Iron Pie Chef competition. Following that at 6:30 p.m. EST is the announcement of the winners of the 2018 APC National Pie Championships.