The first Sweet Dough Pie Festival hits Grand Coteau Nov. 3.
Grand Coteau is holding the inaugural Sweet Dough Pie Festival at St. Charles Catholic Church, run by the newly created Grand Coteau Cultural Foundation, and with the festival comes a sweet dough pie competition.
There are a set of rules, as well as an entry fee of $25. The filling and pie crust must be homemade, the dough must be sweet dough and the pie must be between 8 and 9 inches. The pies will be judged on both taste and appearance.
Contestants may enter either the domestic or professional baker categories, and the pies themselves must fit into one of four categories: fig, fruit, sweet potato or custard. Feel free to enter more than one category. There will be a first place for each category, and then a grand prize for best overall.
The festival begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. and benefits the Grand Coteau Cultural Foundation, which aims to promote the awareness of Grand Coteau’s “unique culture, history and spiritual foundation.” For contest rules and entry form, click here.
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