A weekend of pie eating (and throwing) was enjoyed by the folks of the beautiful Southern Highlands in June. Pie Time, the Southern Highlands’ month-long celebration of all things pies, held it’s finale ‘PieFest’ on June 29-30.
Group manager tourism and economic development for Destination Southern Highlands, Steve Rosa, encouraged both locals and visitors to get involved in the celebration of Australia’s favourite pastry.
“PieFest is a two-day festival which showcases everything pies and is a great way to wrap up our month-long celebration of the humble pie in the Southern Highlands,” Mr Rosa said.
PieFest Event Organiser, Elizabeth Newham-Nichols said this year’s PieFest was bigger and better than previous years with 15 pie-outlets onsite and more pie themed activities – including pie races, pie throwing and pie eating sessions. Elizabeth said for the first time ever, the event included a vintage Holden car display and entertainment across two stages.
PieFest attendees were able to taste, purchase and enjoy a pie or three, all while sampling local wines, cider and enjoying cooking demonstrations, entertainment and family fun.
Visitors were encourage to get out and about in the region by stopping in for some tasty pies on the Southern Highlands Pie Trail, or Dine with a Pie at one of over 40 local cafes, restaurants, cellar doors, pubs and hotels.
With PieFest growing in popularity every year, the Southern Highlands are fast becoming known as the pie region of Australia