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29-30 July 2017

Pies are a staple of traditional British cuisine and we eat over £1 billion worth of pies per year. At this year’s PieFest event, to be held in Melton Mowbray from 29-30 July, visitors will enjoy all things pie-related including sampling, buying, eating and even learning how to make their own pies.

A number of the UK’s awarding-winning pie makers will be at the event selling their pies including past Supreme Champions of the British Pie Awards. PieFest will also include talks, tastings, demonstrations and workshops on how to make the perfect pie. There will also be a Pie Kitchen where visitors can eat hot pies – baked to perfection with mash, vegetables and a variety of accompaniments.

The Pie Theatre programme includes talks on A History of Pies, How to Rate a Pie, Raising a Melton Mowbray Pork Pie and a ‘Pie Panel’ where visitors can put their pie and pastry queries to an expert panel of cooks and pie makers. There will also be cheese, beer, cakes, wine, chutneys, cider and more, plus entertainment.


Admission is £4, children under 16s free.  Tickets available on the gate.

Venue: Melton Mowbray Cattle Market, LE13 1JY

For details and a map on how to find the venue and where to park see our travel and parking page


Pie making

Main sponsor

Samworth Brothers
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