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The glorious art of traditional pie-making in the UK was celebrated as PieFest returned to the East Midlands in 2018.

This year’s PieFest event was held in Melton Mowbray when visitors 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. There was also a Pie Kitchen where visitors could eat hot pies – baked to perfection with a choice of mash, mushy peas, gravy, vegetables and a variety of accompaniments.

The Pie Theatre programme included 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 were also be cheese, beer, cakes, wine, chutneys, cider and more, plus entertainment.


Details for 2019 festival will be available soon - 27 & 28 July 2019.



Sorry, no dogs are allowed at this event, except guide dogs. 

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

Main sponsor

Samworth Brothers
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