Love pie? Love baking? Then join Community West Credit Union for the Middleville Heritage Days Pie Baking Contest on Saturday, August 17! That’s right, a pie baking contest with an opportunity for some pie eating, too!

Bakers across West Michigan are invited to submit their best homemade pie for a chance to win a special prize along with bragging rights. There’s no better way to celebrate community than with baking a treat that is considered “the most traditional American dessert”.


As Sweet as Pie

During the Middleville Heritage Days, come and go from 1:45 – 4:00 pm at the Downtown Pavilion for a pie-filled afternoon. Those interested in baking must enter their homemade pie from noon – 1 pm. Judges Panel Tasting will begin at 1:45 pm to see who will win the judges favorite. The community is invited to join the tasting from 2:00 – 4:00 pm and cast their vote for community favorite. Be sure to stick around to hear the winners announced at 3:30 pm!


Easy as Pie

Entering is easy! Interested bakers can register online anytime or in-person during pie drop-off from noon – 1 pm at the Downtown Pavilion. Cost is $5 per entry, which is due August 17 when dropping off pie.


The Perfect Pie

On a scale of 1 – 5, pies will be judged on three criteria: taste, presentation, and pastry. Pies should be properly sweetened with exquisite thickness and flavor. The presentation will be judged on eye-appeal, aroma, finishing techniques, and doneness of filling. For the pastry, pies will be graded on a combination of flakiness of crust, tenderness, doneness of crust, and flavor. Beauty is in the pie of the beholder, and this year, the panel judging your pies on the criteria will also include Amanda and Jeremy from 91.3 WCSG radio.


A Piece of the Pie

Not interested in baking but still want to be involved? The event can’t go on without you! Join us for Community Tasting from 2:00 – 4:00 to cast your vote for the best pie. Tasting tickets are 3 for $1. Enjoy yummy homemade pies and give a piece of your mind!


Abide Pie the Rules

It’s time to get serious about pie! Pie entries must be summer season fruit and produce or nut-based pies.  Pies requiring refrigeration will NOT be accepted (i.e. dairy, cream, and meat pies). Ingredients used must not contain any artificial ingredients, coloring ingredients, or chemical preservations. Click here for complete details.


Questions? Please call: 616-261-5657 OR, email

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