This past Tuesday at the Marketplace in Pulaski, Pulaski on Main announced the winners for the 2nd Annual Pulaski On Main Pie Contest, a baking competition open to all amateur cooks. First place was awarded to Ali Weigel for her
Bourbon Peach Pie. Second place went to Hallie Willhoite who baked a Peanut Butter S’mores Pie. Josey Allen won third place with her stunning Strawberry Pie.
Twelve contestants submitted entries for judging on Harvest Night. Pies were evaluated in three key areas: Overall Appearance, Taste, and Overall Impression. Karadawn Waldenville, the winner of the Premier POM Pie contest and new owner of Cupcake Kara, returned to judge this year’s array of pies. She was joined by Justin Kemp, a volunteer with Pulaski on Main, and Cathy Hanks, Board President for the Friends of Peak Creek.
“We were delighted by our second successful POM Pie Contest,” offered Interim Director Catherine Van Noy. “This is a community event, but we welcome folks from all over the New River Valley to participate. This celebration of food and craft is especially fitting for the farmer’s market venue. We’re already looking forward to next year’s competition.”
First place winner Ali Weigel will serve on the panel of judges for the 2020 competition.
The October 8 Harvest Night at the Marketplace featured live music
from The Antecedents and food and drinks from the Chef Showdown Competition, Slider Kings, and West Wind Farm Vineyard & Winery.