The Hawley Gentlemen’s Pie and Tart Extravaganza

Past Pudding Festivals have been wonderful – can’t imagine pies being less so! I’ll be there with bells on, humming happy food songs…

Pudding Hollow Pudding Festival (and Pie Extravaganza!)

Art Copyright 2004 by the Estate of Judith Russell.Art Copyright 2004 by the Estate of Judith Russell.

The next Pudding Festival won’t take place until 2019. We DO have a fun food-oriented contest coming up in the fall of 2016–with a twist!

According to tradition, long ago the men of Hawley, Massachusetts, competed to see who could bake the best pie. Several gentlemen in town have asked for a revival of this procedure, and so in October we plan to re-introduce THE HAWLEY GENTLEMEN’S PIE AND TART EXTRAVAGANZA.

The contest will take place on October 9, the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend, at the Hawley Meeting House. The day will start with the arrival of the pies (due by 11 a.m., please!) at the Hawley Grove, across the road from the meeting house. A delicious lunch hand prepared by Hawley’s finest cooks will follow at 12:30 at the Grove. At about 1:30 (or whenever everyone has finished lunch), we…

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