Shelby Township to host third ‘Better Pie’ baking contest

Shelby Township will host its third Shelby Township Greater Pie Baking Contest Aug. 14 to kick off its 38th yearly Shelby Township Artwork Good. Below the judges get to perform at a earlier contest.

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Far better Pie Baking Contest Aug. 14 will be one particular of the highlights of its 38th once-a-year Shelby Township Art Honest.

Through the Improved Pie Baking Contest, judges will rating the pies on presentation, creativity and style. The winning pie will be featured on a future episode of “Living in Shelby Township” on Shelby Television will have a holiday cover attribute in the slide 2021 situation of the township publication, “Fountain” and it will web one cost-free park pavilion rental from Shelby Township Parks and Recreation for its baker.

The contest is open to newbie and qualified bakers from all communities. There is just one particular entry for every individual. Businesses can sponsor a baker, but particular person bakers must make the entrants. For the contest, a pie has “a bottom crust, doable top crust and a filling.” The crusts can be premade, but the fillings should be home made.

Because of very hot August temperatures, frozen and cream pies are not suitable for the contest. The major 3 pies will receive ribbons, and a youth prize will go to the most effective baker underneath age 16. Entries must include things like a finish ingredients checklist, as perfectly as the recipe.

Township Supervisor Rick Stathakis explained in a push launch that he did not feel there could be anything far more enjoyable than the Shelby Township Artwork Honest right until he judged the Far better Pie Contest at the art reasonable.

“I am amazed by the range of pies in the contest, and I am energized to see all of the special, delicious creations this 12 months,” he stated.

Pie submissions are due by 1 p.m. Aug. 14 at the pie contest booth at the art fair. The judges will identify the winner at 3 p.m. Entrants will have to be in attendance at the time of judging at 1 p.m. For extra information, stop by

“I have a ton of formal responsibilities that I consider incredibly seriously as supervisor, but this may perhaps be the most impactful. Seriously, however, this contest is one more good extension of our artwork fair. The artwork reasonable provides out the most effective artists in the area, as effectively as our full local community. The pie contest only expands that participation,” Stathakis mentioned in the press launch.

In addition to Stathakis, the judges panel will include associates from the Shelby Township Law enforcement, Fireplace, and Parks, Recreation and Routine maintenance departments. Nick Monacelli from WDIV also will be a judge.

The Shelby Township Artwork Good provides both of those nationally renowned artists and community artists to display their performs. The occasion will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 14 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 15 at River Bends Park, 5700 22 Mile Highway. Parking and entry are totally free with a no cost shuttle between River Bends Park and Woodall Park at 4101 River Bends Travel off Ryan Road.

Pam Marshall, an personnel at the Parks, Recreation and Servicing Section and the Shelby Township Functions Center, mentioned organizers are pretty fired up about the transfer to the fair’s new spot at River Bends Park.

“Our grounds crew, the workplace workers and the users of the Shelby Township Artwork Fair Committee have been creating plans all yr for the event’s reside comeback after the reasonable went virtual for 2020. We are lucky to have these kinds of a excellent team that will work perfectly jointly and are wanting forward to internet hosting an additional event that Shelby Township can be very pleased of,” she claimed in an e-mail.

In addition to the art, there will be reside tunes, crafts and things to do in the kids’ corner, animals from the Burgess-Shadbush Mother nature Centre, and a chance to stop by with Shelby Township law enforcement officers and firefighters.

Township Trustee Lucia Di Cicco explained she is looking ahead to a pleasurable working day at the art fair.

“I am looking forward to the art reasonable and energized to deliver my relatives to enjoy the artwork and for my daughter to take part in the children’s pursuits,” she mentioned by way of electronic mail.

For more information and facts, pay a visit to, or simply call the Shelby Township Parks, Recreation and Upkeep Department on weekdays at (586) 731-0300.