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Time is flying! You have until July 25th to get your 2016 Whoopie Pie Festival Merchandise and then it’s gone for good. IMG_20160628_083721

Every order received between now and the 25th will receive a free 4 x 6 Whoopie Pie Festival sticker for your car, laptop, or neighbor’s annoying cat. Put it anywhere you want to celebrate Maine’s Official State Treat!

Click here to order your merchandise or, if you’re in the neighborhood, stop in at the Center Theatre, 20 East Main St. in Dover-Foxcroft and order it in person!

 

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8,000+ People!!!

The Center Theatre announced that over 8,000 people attended the 2016 Maine Whoopie Pie Festival in Dover-Foxcroft on Saturday the 25th. The festival brings bakers from around the state together to with artists, crafters, and vendors to celebrate the Whoopie Pie, Maine’s Official State Treat. Patrick Myers, coordinator of the festival, was thrilled with the day “The weather and the crowds were both wonderful. Everyone had a great time and we couldn’t be happier to show off our community to so many people.” The Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce and their Executive Director Denise Buzzelli, also play a large part in making the festival a success. This year the festival went later into the evening with a street dance going until 8pm. Performing this year was Sharon Hood and Dixon Road who played a wide variety of music that got the audience moving and dancing downtown.

2016 Maine Whoopie Pie Festival

Bakers are judged on several categories by the official festival judges. The winners this year were: Best Flavored Whoopie Pie, 1st Place: Cake Concoctions for Lemon Blueberry 2nd Place: RH Foster for Pumpkin w Cream Cheese Filling, and 3rd Place: Goulette’s IGA for Lemon with Blueberry Filling. In the best traditional category, the winners 1st Place: The Dover-Foxcroft United Methodist Church, 2nd Place: Goulette’s IGA, 3rd Place: The Frisky Whisk. Best new baker at the festival: 1st Place: G&M Family Market for Maple Bacon, 2nd Place: All Purpose Bakery for Gluten Free with Reeses Peanut Butter Frosting, 3rd Place: Cake Concoctions for Chocolate Raspberry. The most creative Whoopie Pie Name was “Wake up & Make Whoopie” by the Cake Concoctions. The Yankee Whoopie Prize, given to the best tasting Whoopie Pie that focused on Yankee Ingredients (Molasses, Blueberries, Apples, Maple and/or Moxie went to Elaine’s Basket Café for their Maniac Blast whoopie pie. The highly coveted People’s Choice award went to the Whoopie Pie Café in Bangor, with Governor’s in Bangor winning 2nd place and RH Foster coming in third.

The Festival also has three Whoopie Pie Eating Contests. The winners of the contests were Wynn (no last name given) from Bucksport in the 12 and under category, Kyle Winchenbach from Wiscasset in the teen category and John Hollinger, from Edmonton, Alberta in the adult category.

Myers also wanted to thank the volunteers for the festival and their large group of committed sponsors. Lead sponsors of the Whoopie Pie Festival include Bangor Savings Bank, Dave’s World and U.S. Cellular, The Bangor Daily News and Townsquare Media/Z107.3.  The downtown sponsor was Maine’s Credit Union League. Myers said there are also many local businesses involved, “Several other businesses have stepped up in a big way to support the festival.  Wills Shop ‘n Save supplied whoopie pies and milk for the Whoopie Pie Eating Contest and Varney Insurance Agency hosted the Varney Agency Kid’s Zone.” There is also a long list of local businesses who sponsor the Whoopie Pie Festival including Foxcroft Printers/AMB Signs, Berg Activewear, Dover-Foxcroft Chiropractic Center, Dover True Value Hardware, Cavanagh Law Office, Howard Insurance, Pat’s Pizza of Dover-Foxcroft, Mallett Real Estate, and True Textiles.

Next year’s festival is scheduled for June 24th, 2017. Proceeds from the Maine Whoopie Pie Festival benefit the Center Theatre in Dover-Foxcroft and its mission to make the arts a part of life in the Maine Highlands. For more information on the Center Theatre, visit www.centertheatre.org and for information on the whoopie pie festival, visit www.MaineWhoopiePieFestival.com.

 

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Maps, Maps, Maps

Here’s the 2016 Festival Map and 2016 Whoopie Pie Trail Map!  You can also find them on our Maps Page.

WhoopiePieMap2016 low Res      2016 Stand Card Front low res     2016 Stand Card Back low res

(Click on each map for a larger image)

For a complete listing of bakers at this year’s festival, go to the Baker’s Page.  and a listing of most of the bakers signed up for the festival!

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One of the prizes that the bakers at this Year’s Maine Whoopie Pie Festival will be competing for is The Maine Whoopie Prize. The prize is the brainchild of Jim Bailey the Yankee Chef. He created the prize last year, and has expanded it this year to truly sweet proportions! The Yankee Whoopie Prize will be judged on its use of one or more of the following ingredients:

  1. Molasses, 2. Blueberries, 3. Apples (cider, juice or the apple itself), 4. Maple (any maple product), 5. Moxie

The prize package for the Maine Whoopie Prize includes:

Good luck to all the bakers!

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Enjoy this video created by the talented performers of the Slightly Off-Center Players and the Center Theatre to celebrate their favorite thing – the Maine Whoopie Pie Festival!

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We’re #1

Thanks to the folks at OnlyInYourState.Com!! They listed the 10 Festivals in Maine that Food Lovers Should NOT Miss….and can you guess what was #1??? All we can say is WHOOOPIEEEE!!

Check out the piece below and then make your plans to check out the Festival on June 25th!

http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/maine/10-food-festivals-me/

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We’re thrilled to announce that Sharon Hood and Dixon Road will be headlining the Maine Whoopie Pie Festival. Listen and dance all day at the the Festival and the Z107.3/Townsquare Street Dance starting at 4pm!

Check them out on ReverbNation!

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