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Arkansas pie festival

Cherokee Village


April 29, 2023


Festival goers will get to taste samples from 20 professional bakers from across Arkansas who will be promoting their best pie. 


Come meet Miss Arkansas State Fair Queen 2022 Karsyn Thompson of Pocahontas who will be helping us celebrate. Karsyn Thompson currently attends Black River Technical College and works in the Arkansas Third Judicial District as a Victim Advocate for Lawrence County. Karsyn is passionate about volunteering with the Eddie Mae Herron Center in Pocahontas along with the Make-a-Wish Foundation. 


In addition to pie tasting, festival goers will enjoy live entertainment, food trucks, pie eating contests, and shopping at the Arkansas Pie Pop-up Shop.  The day will culminate with awards given for the best pies and best professional, home chef and youth bakers in Arkansas, along with a People’s Choice Award.


Arkansas author and food/travel writer Kat Robinson will be on hand to sign copies of her book Another Slice of Arkansas Pie. Kat is featured on the 2018 Arkansas PBS documentary “Make Room For Pie: A Delicious Slice of the Natural State” telling her story of crisscrossing the state in search of Arkansas’s best pies. Kat is the authority on Arkansas pie and serves as Festival Co-Chair.


Last year's festival was a huge success, surpassing attendance expectations.  That's why we are encouraging professional bakers to bring plenty of pies so you can purchase a pie to take to your next gathering with family and friends. 


Learn more about all things Arkansas pie with our festival co-chair Kat Robinson.  Pick up a copy of her pie guides, check out the Arkansas PBS documentary or go on your own pie pilgrimage before the festival. 

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