Pies Galore! Annual Pie Social from the Wimberley Institute of Cultures Fun for the Whole Family
21st Annual Pie Social
Saturday, April 9, 2011, from 11 to 2
Winters-Wimberley House

If you love delicious pie and are looking for fun in the warmth of an early spring day in Texas, the Wimberley Pie Social is the event for you!

This year, the Wimberley Pie Social will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 9 on the grounds of the Winters-Wimberley House, immediately adjacent to the Community Center.

This delightful event began in 1990 when a small group of men and women of the Wimberley Valley assembled at the Dobie House on Old Kyle Road near Wimberley Square to provide the community with an old fashioned "pie social." It is now an annual family event offering pie slices for sale from several hundred home-made pies along with other foods, musical entertainment, competitive pie baking contests, a quilt raffle, and items for sale.

Admission is free, and everyone is invited to come and be a part of the event.

Each year, the many pies are donated by local cooks for sale by the slice under the pie canopies, and they are there for all to enjoy. Also available for purchase are hot dogs, chips, drinks, and snow cones.

Many of the pies are entries to the pie competition, which this year includes four categories:
1. Apple
2. Fruit
3. Nut
4. Cream or Chocolate.

Part of the entertainment will take place when the winning pie in each category is auctioned off to the Pie Social attendees by the auctioneer for the day, Ian Green. Anyone interested in submitting a pie for competition may get a submission form at the Wimberley Visitor's Center or may click here to download one.

This year's event includes a reprise of the Pie Social Apron Decorating Contest with separate categories for adults and children. For more information about the contest and an entry form, visit the Wimberley Institute of Cultures link below.

Of special interest this year will be the 2011 Grand Champion Pie Award where past winners of 20 years will submit a reprise of their winning pies for the 20 Year Competition Award.

From 11:30 - 12:30 p.m., country music with a blues infusion will be provided by the BobTom Reed Band, a group that started in Dripping Springs and is now widely known throughout the Texas Hill Country. A new event in the Pie Social program will be the first on-stage adult pie eating contest, a competition to see who will be the winner in a race to wolf down an entire pie.

The Wimberley Pie Social is sponsored by WIC, the Wimberley Institute of Cultures, which is a non-profit organization formed to recognize and protect the natural, historical, archaeological, and cultural resources of the Wimberley Valley. WIC strives to preserve these resources through educational and social activities for both young and adult members of our community.