Thursday April 24th 2014

Get Pie Eyed at the Rockland Pie Tour

By: mainetoday.com

Rockland, ME – Nicknamed “Pie Town USA” by the Food Network after Bobby Flay visited for a pie throwdown, Rockland is living up to its name with the 9th Annual Pies on Parade Pie Tour to celebrate National Pie Day (National Pie Day is celebrated each year on Jan 23rd).   On January 27, 2013 Rockland, Maine will go pie-crazy from 1:00 – 5:00pm when the Historic Inns of Rockland are joined by 20 other Rockland businesses and restaurants to welcome hungry pie eaters to the town for the annual pie-a-thon to benefit the Area Interfaith Outreach Food Pantry.  January 27, 2013 is the day to enjoy pie with wild abandon as 40 different pies are served up from one end of Main Street to the other.  Tickets are now on sale, but if history holds true, they will sell out before the event.  Purchase tickets now from the Historic Inns of Rockland to assure your pie place on the tour or give them as a special holiday gift for that hard-to-shop-for person who has everything but enough pie in their lives.

 

Friends don’t let friends drive under the influence of pie! The Historic Inns of Rockland are offering a two-day lodging package including exclusive pie add-ons like wine and pie pairings, special museum tours and tastings available to their guests only. The Pies on Parade Package includes a two night stay, breakfast each morning, two tickets to the event, special Saturday tours and tastings and two personal pies upon arrival to top it all off starting at $345 single or double occupancy. Book a 3rd night and get a 25-percent discount. One night packages are available for Sunday night only. Please speak with your innkeeper for rates and package details. (Specific policies for cancellations, advanced deposits, check in and check out times vary with individual inn. Package cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.).  Book your Pies on Parade Package with your favorite Historic Inns of Rockland including Captain Lindsey House, Granite Inn, LimeRock Inn or Berry Manor Inn (limited availability at some inns, so book soon or forever hold your fork).

This is not your average pie-in-the-sky tour. Move aside Mom’s apple pie; Rockland’s inns, businesses and restaurants will serve up everything from Shepherd’s Pie and a number of gourmet pizza pies to sweet and savory Italian galettes, seafood pies,  whoopie pies and the LimeRock Inn’s signature Key LimeRock Pie. Each of the participating venues will serve both a savory and sweet pie, including a number of unusual galettes, tarts, quiches, pot pies, pizzas and even a grilled pie.

Best of all you can feel good about eating pie as all proceeds from this event stay in the Midcoast Maine community to feed hungry families. Over the past eight years, more than $50,000 has been donated to the Area Interfaith Outreach Food Pantry & Fuel Assistance Fund from this event to help provide food and fuel for needy Midcoast Maine families. Each Pies on Parade ticket follows the 3-4-5 formula for feeding Mainers: Your $25 tour ticket translates to 3 meals a day for a family of 4 for 5 days!  Since all proceeds from Pies on Parade are donated to the AIO Food Pantry, you can feel good knowing your day of pie enjoyment will provide 15 meals to hungry families on Maine’s Midcoast.

Tickets for the Pies on Parade Tour are $25 for adults and $10 for children ten and under and all tickets sales go directly to the local food pantry.  Tickets sell out quickly, are available from participating inns only (not additional participating Rockland businesses). They make the perfect holiday gift too.  This year let visions of pies replace sugarplums dancing in the head of those on your holiday list. For more information, visit www.HistoricInnsofRockland.com. To purchase tickets, call 877-ROC-INNS (877-762-4667) or 207- 596-6611.