Inaugural event takes place March 30th at Rockwall ranch
(ROCKWALL, TX – March 27, 2019 – Source: CultureHype) Few things are more American than a delicious slice of pie, and no one celebrates killer cuisine like Texas. That’s why the family behind Rockwall’s scenic Tate Farms is hosting the first annual Texas Pie Fest, an event that is the first of its kind in Texas.
Similar to Taco Libre and Smoked, this inaugural event will celebrate all things pie. Live music, food trucks, coffee trucks, ice cream galore and much more will be on hand for this unique celebration of delicious desserts. But while plenty of musicians will be in attendance, the spotlight will be on the stars in the kitchen. Tate Farms is located at 13502 S. Farm to Market 548, Rockwall, Texas 75032.
The roster of local pie luminaries includes Brittany Hardin of Bonafide Betties Pie Co., the event’s co-host. Hot off a “Best Pies in Texas” plaudit from USA Today, Brittany’s Bonafide joins a long line of pie makers ready to show off their creations. Pie shops will flock from all across Texas, including Royers Pie Haven out of Round Top, Come and Bake It out of Whitewright and Dallas’ fan favorite Emporium Pies. Each bakery will be selling pie and an assortment of bountiful baked goods for the pie connoisseur and newbies in attendance.
To top it all off, guests can enjoy a pie eating contest, a pie baking contest, pie throwing for charity, cow pie bingo, vintage and handmade vendors and a car show. On-site vendors will include Wrecking Ball Collective Hazie Sue Vintage, Knot So Dope, Whiski Designs, and many more. All the while, travelers from far and wide will experience the rustic luxury of Tate Farms, a working horse and cattle ranch just 30 minutes east of Dallas.
“The vibe on the farm lends to a true country fair feel,” says Melissa Tate, owner of Tate Farms. “We hope people come out and stay a while.”
Pie Throwing Contest Benefiting Lone Star CASA
The event will include a pie throwing booth that benefits Lone Star CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). Pay $5 to throw a pie at the following folks, and all money goes to CASA, to train and support community volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children in Rockwall and Kaufman Counties who come into the court system primarily as a result of abuse or neglect.
1-1:15pm Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt
1:15-1:30pm Rockwall County District Attorney Kenda Culpepper
1:30-1:45pm Kaufman County Commissioner Ken Cates
1:45-2pm Rockwall County Judge David Sweet
2-2:15pm Rockwall City Councilmember Patrick Towbridge
2:15-2:40pm Rockwall City Council John Hohenshelt
2:40-3pm Heath Mayor Kelson Elam
About Tate Farms
For more than 50 years, Tate Farms has been a fully working horse and cattle ranch, home to 200 horses and 150 cattle throughout the year. Just less than 700 acres, the ranch functions as a place for people to board horses, take riding lessons, participate in training workshops and learn the ways of the cowboy life. In mid-2015, following the vision of the late Nancy Tate, Summerfield at Tate Farms was brought to life as a way for us to share this beautiful treasure with you as you plan your own special day to celebrate with friends and family. For more information about Tate Farms, please visit www.tatefarms.net.
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