Something as big as the Maine Whoopie Pie Festival doesn’t happen without a lot of support from individuals as well as businesses.
A big THANK YOU to our wonderful LEAD SPONSORS for 2015!
Bangor Savings Bank * Eastern Gazette * Dave’s World US Cellular * Freedom House * Oakhurst * Varney Agency * Will’s Shop n Save * Z107.3 *
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There are lots of ways to help out with the Whoopie Pie Festival. If you want to help, we have a job for you! Can’t be there on Saturday? You can help setting up on Friday. Want to help but have friends in town? You can volunteer together! Come be part of one of the biggest events in Dover-Foxcroft. Click on the “Volunteer” tab at the top of the page or Click Here to be taken directly to our online Volunteer Application.
Join us for a day of fun!
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Just five and a half weeks until the Maine Whoopie Pie Festival, and exciting things are happening! Our musical entertainment this year will be the Elton John Tribute Band, Yellow Brick Road. Well known in Maine and the Dover-Foxcroft area, these guys are the best! They’ll be playing all day for free on the Festival stage, so come on down and listen to some great tunes!
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We haven’t forgotten you, and we are hard at work to make sure the 2015 Maine Whoopie Pie Festival is the biggest and best event yet! As you prepare for a new year chock full of Food, Music, Fun, and of course Whoopie Pies, enjoy this look back at last year’s festival. Face it, even a few days late, this is WAY better than a fruitcake.
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We have VERY LIMITED QUANTITIES of 2014 Maine Whoopie Pie Festival Merchandise available. Hurry to our Merchandise page and fill out the simple form so we can make contact with you right away. The last of these items won’t last long!
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Saturday, June 28th was the 5th Anniversary of the Maine Whoopie Pie Festival, and organizers estimate that over 7,500 people came to Dover-Foxcroft to celebrate. “We were thrilled by the record-breaking turnout,” said festival organizer Patrick Myers, “even if it caught us a bit off guard. We know folks had to wait in line a while to get at the Whoopie Pies, and we appreciate their patience.” Myers said that festival-goers filled downtown Dover-Foxcroft from one end to the other from 10am to 3pm.
Attendees at the festival had a lot to enjoy besides whoopie pies. The Piscataquis Regional YMCA put on their annual Earn Your Whoopie Pie 3k and Kid’s 1K fun run in the morning. The Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce organized a fantastic vendor and crafter area along with local downtown businesses. Varney Agency hosted the Kid’s Zone with rides and games for kids of all ages, Garelick Farms gave out free milk, and Whoopy Kat played live music all day long. The Festival also crowned their first ‘Big Whoop,’ Debbie Warren. Ms. Warren won a contest sponsored by Will’s Shop ‘n Save and Freedom House Bed and Breakfast receiving a fabulous prize package and the chance to be the Big Whoop for the day. The fun wasn’t just limited to the Festival as many businesses got in on the action. Will’s Shop ‘n Save, the official grocer of the festival, not only raffled off a 50lb whoopie pie, but also had 200 containers of Hood Whoopie Pie Ice Cream that they gave away over the course of the day.
Winning bakers for the festival included Governor’s Restaurant in the Traditional Category, the best flavored whoopie pie went to Al’s Pizza Blueberry w Cream Cheese Filling, the Healthy Whoopie Prize was awarded to Elaine’s Basket Café in Milo for their Yogi Healthy Oat Nut, Sweets Market was voted the best new baker by the festival judges, the R.M. Flagg Food Service Equipment Maine Made Whoopie Prize went to the Whoopie Pie Café for their Maine Blueberry Cheesecake and the Most Creative Whoopie Pie Name went to Levant Corner Store for their ‘Nuttin Better’ whoopie pie. The prestigious People’s Choice Award, voted on by those attending the festival, was won by Levant Corner Store, with Al’s Pizza coming in second, and Governor’s Restaurant third. Complete results are available at www.MaineWhoopiePieFestival.com.
Mr. Myers also wanted to thank everyone who made the festival possible. “It’s truly amazing how many businesses and organizations it takes to put on a party like this in a small town. We appreciate all their efforts and are already looking forward to next year. The date for the 2015 festival will by June 27th, 2015. The Maine Whoopie Pie Festival is a fundraiser for the Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, supporting their work to bring arts, culture and entertainment to their community.
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Here’s a small sample of the sights and sounds of the 2014 Maine Whoopie Pie Festival. STAY TUNED for more updates on our winners, stats from the events, more pictures, and much, much more. Make sure to subscribe to this site for easy updates right in your inbox! Just find the “Email Subscription” box in the right-hand sidebar and follow the super-simple directions. With a tentative count of over 7500 attendees, the 2014 festival was by far the biggest and best one yet. We can’t wait for next year!!!
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