Whoopie Pie Festival

Morgan Sturdivant

Updated 1 year ago

If you have a sweet-tooth, hopefully you were in Dover-Foxcroft Saturday.That’s because the annual Maine Whoopie Pie Festival was held there.Thousands of whoopie pies were served up.Despite the rain, about 6,000 turned out for the fun.From so many to choose from, everyone got a chance to get their favorite.”You know, I think the traditional whoopie pie, everyone loves that, but then everyone has their own special favorite after that, whether it’s a chocolate chip, or a red velvet. There’s a piña colada whoopie pie over at Governor’s that’s going like mad,” said Patrick Myers, the event’s coordinator.$5 got whoopie pie lover’s samples of all the goodies.Besides whoopie pies, festival goers enjoyed visting more than 100 vendors and craftspeople downtown. Kids enjoyed bounce houses, carriage rides, balloon animals and magic shows.Our own Joy Hollowell was one of the judges for the Whoopie Pie Baking Contest. Best Traditional Whoopie Pie went to Cupcakes, Etc. from Guilford. Best Flavord Whoopie Pie was Governor’s Strawberry Shortcake. And new this year, a Healthy Whoopie prize- it was won by Grant’s Bakery in Lewiston for their traditional Gluten Free Whoopie Pie. The winner of the People’s Choice award went to Al’s Pizza in Skowhegan.


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