Congressman Blackburn and State Representative McDaniel to Judge Pie Bake-off!

We’re proud to have Congressman Marsha Blackburn and Tennessee State Representative Steve McDaniel join us for the Armstrong Pie Festival on Saturday the 15th in Linden, Tennessee! Our honored guests will be judges for the Pie Bake-off, and we couldn’t be happier to have them join us in what promises to be a fun filled day for folks of all ages!

Just as a reminder, the pie bake-off will feature homemade pies in the following categories:

  • Berry Pies (Strawberry, Blueberry, Blackberry, etc.)
  • Fruit Pies (Apple, Peach, etc.)
  • Nut Pies (Pecan, etc.)
  • Cream Pies (Chocolate, Lemon, Coconut, etc.)
  • Fried Pies
  • Other (Chess, Buttermilk, Custard, etc)

There is no limit to the number of categories you may enter, but you may enter only one pie in each category. The crust and filling must be homemade (i.e. made from scratch), therefore no store bought crust, dough or can fillings may be used. Pie must be prepared and baked by the individual submitting the pie entry for judging, and all entries MUST be baked in an aluminum foil pan, and pans will not be returned.

The Entry Fee is $5.00 per pie, and a recipe MUST accompany each entry, with all recipes clearly printed or typed on an 8½x11 inch sheet of paper and include your Name, Address, Phone number, Recipe name, and Recipe category. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Ribbons will be awarded for each category, along with a grand prize “Best of Show” award, a Kitchenaid Mixer! If you enter in all six categories, the entry fee is only $20 for all 6 pies instead of $30.

The APF Countdown Continues

We’re less than 48 hours away from the Armstrong Pie Festival, and we’ve been getting word that folks are coming to town to get in on the fun from as far as Memphis, Nashville, Clarksville and more! We hope you will come out and join us for what should be a fun day and one that will be full of great memories for years to come!

We will be taking last minute registrations for all events the day of the festival, so if you want to enter you best pie recipes in the Bake-off, or try to win the title of Armstrong Pie Eating Champion, or go for the Gold, Silver, or Bronze in the Great Bed Race or the OHH-lympics, come on down! Even if you don’t get in on the fun, it’ll STILL be a great time for folks of all ages!

The Local Merchants are having a “Chalk the Walk” event, so you can get your creative juices flowing in the timeless tradition of “Chalk Grafitti”, the Perry County Sheriff Department has a wide variety of service vehicles from MANY different departments, including helicopters, for kids of all ages to come out and see up close, and there’ll be a ST Jude Bike and Trike-A-Thon for the kids to show off thier skills and raise some money for St Jude.

The Perry County Hee Haw Jamboree will be at the Linden Middle School, and will as always be a great show full of cool music and hilarious antics that is great for all ages. The Show starts at 7:00 pm, and tickets will be available at the door for $5.00.

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The Bed Race and OHH-lympic medals are in!

The Armstrong Pie Festival is fast approaching, and you will get a chance to show your “mettle” by winning one of our “Medals”! They just came in today, and the look great! Get your team registered for the Great Bed Race by calling the Chamber of Commerce at 931-589-2453!

The Medals that will be given out at the Armstrong Pie Festival!

The Medals that will be given out at the Armstrong Pie Festival for the Great Bed Race and Ohh-lympic Games!

The OHH-lympics require no training!

Would you enter the OHH-lympics to play any of these games? What games do you think we should consider adding or taking away? We need your input on this, because while the games are fun, the planning is serious work! Help us out, and while you’re at it, mark your calendar for September 15th and come out to get in on the fun. Even if you don’t participate, you can bet it’s gonna be fun to watch!

Armstrong Pie Festival Pie Bake-Off

Pie Bake-Off.

Do you think you have a homemade pie recipe that is an award winner? Enter the Armstrong Pie Festival Pie Cook-Off and prove it! Categories include:

  • Berry Pies (Strawberry, Blueberry, Blackberry, etc.)
  • Fruit Pies (Apple, Peach, etc.)
  • Nut Pies (Pecan, etc.)
  • Cream Pies (Chocolate, Lemon, Coconut, etc.)
  • Fried Pies
  • Other (Chess, Buttermilk, Custard, etc)

There is no limit to the number of categories you may enter, but you may enter only one pie in each category. The crust and filling must be homemade (i.e. made from scratch), therefore no store bought crust, dough or can fillings may be used. Pie must be prepared and baked by the individual submitting the pie entry for judging, and all entries MUST be baked in an aluminum foil pan, and pans will not be returned.

The Entry Fee is $5.00 per pie, and a recipe MUST accompany each entry, with all recipes clearly printed or typed on an 8½x11 inch sheet of paper and include your Name, Address, Phone number, Recipe name, and Recipe category. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Ribbons will be awarded for each category, along with a grand prize “Best of Show” award, a Kitchenaid Mixer! If you enter in all six categories, the entry fee is only $20 for all 6 pies instead of $30.

A new Guiness Book World Record Attempt for Armstrong Pie Company?!

  So in all the big ideas getting thrown around with the planning for the Armstrong Pie Festival, I got to thinking what else we could do to make this thing bigger… and it hit me. The Worlds Largest Fried Pie! I got to looking, and I’ll be doggone if I couldn’t find a record on file.

  Well, I went to see Blake at the Armstrong Pie Factory, and told him my idea. He thought it’d be fun to try, and I submitted the record attempt paperwork into the Guiness Books website. We’re waiting on what we’ll need to do to break or set the record, and working out how to do it, but I’ll make you a deal right now. Every person that competes in The Great Bed Race or the OHH-lympics can have a bite of it when it’s done!! How often do you get a chance to EAT A WORLD RECORD?!

  I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!

The Armstrong Pie Fest is Coming!

Armstrong Pie Festival 2012The Armstrong Pie Festival and Great Bed Race is coming! Think you can eat the most Armstrong Pies in 60 seconds? Do you have a great pie recipe that you think is a prize winner? Maybe you think you and four friends think you have what it takes to win The Great Bed Race?!

September 15th 2012 is the day to find out!  The Great Bed Race is a time trial race that pits 5 person teams against the clock for a share of over $3000 in cash awards along with team medals for the top three teams in each category. There will also be medals and cash up for grabs for teams with the best overall, funniest bed, best business, best organization, and best school spirit…It’s going to be AWESOME! “Like Us” on Facebook to keep up with information as it comes available for the Armstrong Pie Fest! Who will be the top teams in the Great Bed Race? Your team could be, but you have to call 931-589-2453 to register first! Think you have what it takes to be the Armstrong Pie Eating Champion? You could hoist the championship belt on Saturday September 15th! Are you the first person folks call when they want some pie? Show off your recipe in the Pie bake-off and you could win a new Kitchen-Aid Mixer!

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