The Whoopie Pie Festival
Have you heard of Maine’s Whoopie Pie Festival? Held yearly in Dover-Foxcroft, this festival pays homage to the sweet treat. Since 2011, the whoopie pie festival has been Maine’s official treat. For anyone who isn’t aware, a whoopie pie is comprised of two soft cookies with a whipped filling sandwiched between the two. Whoopie pies were once only a Maine delicacy – nowadays, they are found all over the country and the world!
The Whoopie Pie Festival is an extravaganza with a multitude of events! The day begins with a 3k walk/run named “Earn Your Whoopie Pie.” Once the athletics are out of the way, there are more than 100 vendors to explore! These vendors sell arts, crafts, and other non-whoopie pie foods! You can enjoy rides, games, live music, and a best-dressed-pet contest as you stroll. Getting to the sweet stuff, there is a whoopie pie eating contest. Of course, there is also the opportunity to try all the different flavors and types of whoopie pies! Other bakers compete to see who has the best whoopie pie – guests can taste the desserts and vote for their favorites!
This year, the festival is held on October 2nd from 10 am to 4 pm. Don’t miss out!t! If you’re interested in being a baker, check out the link here! If you’re interested in being a non whoopie pie vendor, click here! For more information, including the “whoopie zone” which tracks whoopie pie sellers near you, check out the Whoopie Pie Festival’s website!
If this has made you hungry for a sweet treat – check out one of our previous blogs that has a great whoopie pie recipe that can hold you over until the festival! Happy eating!