The date for Jammin’ Pie Fest 2019 will be announced soon!
Contact us to sign up for Jammin’ Pie Fest updates.
For five years running, the annual Jammin’ Pie Fest is a Minnesota-area
Music and pie lovers gather in a park-like back yard setting every fall to eat, dance, relax, share encouragement and experience a live show. The public event is organized by Walk Right In Ministries in collaboration with the Jamieson family, great neighbors, fun-loving volunteers, donors and other generous sponsors. All are committed to creating an afternoon that celebrates and fosters inclusive community.
…and it’s FREE!
Everything is free and includes pie tastings, Caribou coffee and live music.
Optional: Bring cash/check if you’d like to participate in the live pie auction fundraiser during intermission or make a donation as you’re able.
FREE PIE TASTINGS
HOME BAKED PIE CONTEST
NUMEROUS GENEROUS PRIZES
LIVE PIE BASKET AUCTION*
Bring a lawn chair or blanket, a bunch of friends and the whole family! The back yard includes wheelchair access and a handicap accessible ADA-compliant portable restroom. We especially want to encourage special needs families and caregivers of all generations to join us.
The live music is always a Jammin’ Pie Fest feature. Farewell Milwaukee joined us for Jammin’ Pie Fest 2018. They’ve gathered accolades from local and national press, landed a song placement on major-network TV, opened for the Lumineers and Ryan Adams, and are featured on compilations alongside Mumford & Sons, Adele and Amos Lee. Other artists who have kept JPF guests swaying, dancing and tapping toes have included Family Three (winner of the Minnesota State Fair Talent Competition), Regie Hamm (singer-songwriter from Nashville with over twenty #1 hits including the American Idol song Time of My Life), Amanda Watkins and Cal Ecker (the duo has opened for the likes of Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Jamey Johnson and Martina McBride).
WATCH some of the fun we’ve had over the years on YouTube!
Does every guest have to bring a pie?
Bringing a pie is always totally optional. Bakers of all ages can register their homemade pie(s) by 1:45 for public tastings, contest judging and numerous fun prizes. Winners receive generous prizes including gift cards from Cub Foods, Schuler Shoes, PUNCH Pizza, Jimmy Johns and more!
To ensure that all of our guests have plenty of pie-tasting options and leave with their hunger satisfied, we also offer scrumptious commercially-baked pies. In 2018, Legendary Baking generously donated 85 pies for tasting and use in the live auction!
Contest categories include:
Crowd Favorite, Judge’s Favorite, Youth Baker, Fruit Pies, Savory Pies, Cream-Style Pies, Chocolate Pies, Gluten-Free Pies, Prettiest Pie, Taster’s Choice
When is the next Jammin’ Pie Fest?
Each year after our date is announced, you can find the latest Jammin’ Pie Fest event along with all the details here as well as on Facebook.
Watch here for updates about Jammin’ Pie Fest 2019. (Hint: It’s usually one of the first two Sundays in October.)
*JAMMIN’ PIE FEST IS A FREE EVENT. Auction proceeds and donations benefit caregivers and people facing health, development or aging-related challenges. The event is offered by Walk Right In Ministries (WRIM) in partnership with the Minnesota Disability Ministry Connection and area businesses like Legendary Baking, Cub Foods, Betty’s Pies, Thrivent, Schuler Shoes, AMG Photography, Sandra Orchard Books, and Ropes Creative who ensure the festival remains FREE and ACCESSIBLE to all.
WRIM is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity. All donations to WRIM are tax deductible. Donations through Give MN (WRIM) are much appreciated!