Ramsbottom Pie Festival 2014

Ramsbottom Pie Festival took place last Sunday at St Paul’s Church in Bridge Street, featured various pie stalls from Walmsleys, Sissy Greens to name but a few; a pie eating competition and a best pie contest.

Such was the popularity of the festival that most of the pie sellers ran out of stock mid-afternoon.

The event’s organisers, Gregg Fletcher and Sara Wilkins, did a fantastic job in putting on yet another successful event – bringing people from far and wide to our town.

I understand that there were between two and three thousand people attending.

I had the pleasure of helping judge the “best pie” competition – which was won by 11-year-old Luke with his apple and sultana pie.

Judging 'Best Pie' Contest

Judging ‘Best Pie’ Contest

My colleague, Cllr Rob Hodkinson, also assisted, giving out various prizes, including a prize for the best professional pie to Park Farms.

Let’s hope that next year’s event is another success.

Cllr Rob Hodkinson presenting 'best professional pie'

Cllr Rob Hodkinson presenting ‘best professional pie’