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28 & 29 July 2018

Pies are a staple of traditional British cuisine and we eat over £1 billion worth of pies per year. Visitors to the 2017 festival enjoyed 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 were at the event selling their pies including past Supreme Champions of the British Pie Awards. PieFest also included talks, tastings, demonstrations and workshops on how to make the perfect pie. 

The Pie Theatre programme included talks on How to Rate a Pie, a demonstration of hand raising a Melton Mowbray Pork Pie, a Pie Panel that discussed pie and pastry woes and queries, plus one idiot's attempt to find the perfect pie in 'A Life of Pies' and there was a guest appearance from Leicestershire-based Frances Quinn, winner of the Great British Bake Off in 2013.

To watch a video taken during the PieFest 2017 see below.

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