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The Lobster Capital of the World turns into Pie Town, U.S.A.

Friday, January 2, 2015 by Alyssa Mako in Local Events

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Rockland, Maine may be the self-proclaimed Lobster Capital of the World, but this coastal town turns into Pie Town, U.S.A. every year in January for the Historic Inns of Rockland’s annual Pies on Parade.


Rockland, initially called “Pie Town, U.S.A.” by the Food Network when Bobby Flay came to town for a pie throw down, continues to live up to that name year after year by holding this annual event. Sponsored by Historic Inns of Rockland, Pies on Parade attracts food lovers from across the country to Rockland each January to sample more than 45 different pies at the Historic Inns, local restaurants, and businesses throughout the city.


Schooner Bay Taxi provides shuttle service throughout the event, making it easy to get to as many pie stops as possible throughout the day.

Last year, more than 8,000 pieces of pies and 55 different types of pies were on parade in Downtown Rockland. The Pies on Parade event makes for the perfect Maine weekend getaway… Good food, a taste of Maine’s winter, and an experience of a lifetime!


And do you know what’s one of the best parts about this event? All proceeds from Pies on Paradego directly to the Area Interfaith Outreach (AIO) Food Pantry and Rockland’s Fuel Assistance Program. Throughout the years, Pies on Parade has raised more than $83,500 to help Midcoast Maine families. Like the Maine Lobster Festival, this event is a way to give back to the community by raising funds to help others.


The 11th annual Pies on Parade takes place Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. We hope you will join our community and fill up on delicious food and pie. To learn more about Pies on Parade, visit  


Photo Credit: Historic Inns of Rockland


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