The 3rd annual East Nashville Farmers Market Pie Festival was held on Wednesday, July 19th at the East Nashville Farmers Market. The weatherman had called for a record heat day, but loyal customers flooded Shelby Park for the tastiest market of the year- Pie Fest. Kids enjoyed face painting and games and parents enjoyed the live music, food trucks and locally grown food.

Our celebrity judges were in for a real treat as they tasted homemade pies from all over Nashville. Special thanks to our judges:

Jill Melton, Edible Magazine

Rebecca Boyton, Nashville Farmers Market

Jack Silverman, Writer, Nashville Scene






Categories for the Pie Fest included sweet, savory and hand pies. Each pie was lovingly hand crafted and extra points were given if they used local ingredients.

The big winner of the day was Deep South Pies owner, Debbie Kandrach who won 3 ribbons! Debbie won 1st place overall for her famous strawberry hand pie, 2nd place on her savory tomato basil hand pie and 1st place in the hand pie division for her organic strawberry hand pie.


Pie Fest Winners:

1st– Debbie Kandrach, Strawberry Hand Pie

2nd– Alexa LeBouef, Deep Dish Apple Pie

3rd– Kita Williams, Peach Cobbler


Pie Fest Hand Pie Division Winners:

1st Place- Debbie Kandrach, Strawberry

2nd Place- Debbie Kandrach, Tomato Basil

3rd Place- Amy Kurlan- Strawberry, Peach and Rubharb


The East Nashville Farmers Market takes place every Wednesday, May- October from 3:30-7:00pm in Shelby Park, 1500 Davidson Street.



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