The organizers of the 2013 Maine Whoopie Pie Festival are excited to announce the 2nd Annual Amazing Whoopie Pie Race will once again be a part of this year’s schedule of festival events.
Teams will compete to raise the most money through online donations AND to be the team to come in first in a timed race to locate hidden Whoopie Pies in a festival-day scavenger hunt. Whoopie pies will be hidden at 5 designated locations within walking distance of the festival site in Dover-Foxcroft.
Teams will be timed at each location by an on-site coordinator as they hunt for the hidden pies. The team that ends the race with the lowest combined time for all 5 locations wins a cash prize of $200! The team that raises the most money through their online fundraising wins the Super Grand Prize of a FREE Private Movie Party (a $500 value) at the Center Theatre! As a special “thank you” all the teams will receive 4 free passes to the festival plus 25 Whoopie Pie Festival tokens good for free Whoopie Pie samples. Yum!
But the main objective of the race is to help raise money for Center Theatre, a 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to bringing arts and cultural programming to the underserved rural communities of Piscataquis County, Maine. Center Theatre started the Whoopie Pie Festival in 2009. Since then, the event has grown from a small local happening to a statewide celebration of Maine’s Official State Treat.
Anyone—families, students, coworkers, neighbors, clubs, businesses—can form a team and join the race. The whole idea is to have a lot of fun doing it. Participants are encouraged to give their teams silly names and do things like wear costumes and funny hats on the day of the race. Details about the event including how to register a team and start raising money are available at www.2013amazingwhoopierace.com. The 2013 Maine Whoopie Pie Festival takes place on Saturday, June 22nd and will feature dozens of bakers and tens of thousands of whoopie pies. Festival sponsors include Garelick Farms, Zone Radio and Bangor Savings Bank.
For more information visit http://www.MaineWhoopiePieFestival.com or the event’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maine-Whoopie-Pie-Festival/126118514070661. You can also call Center Theatre at 564-8943 ext. 411 or e-mail email@example.com.