Photos: Pies and Ca-pows

The 24th annual Malibu United Methodist Pie Festival took place on Oct. 14 with many activities, including a pie eating contest.

Malibu United Methodist Church’s annual Malibu Pie Festival is a community event that draws people from Malibu and visitors from all over the greater Los Angeles area.  

This fall festival includes pie eating contests, play yard activities, martial arts demonstrations from The Pit Malibu Martial Arts and Fitness, and a lineup of live musical guests

Pie categories included mixed berry, apple, meringue, savory, seasonal, cheesecake, gluten-free and more.

Caffe Luxxe had a coffee cart to go with one of the many delectable slices of pie one might choose to fuel festivalgoers. Malibu community members have shared the tradition of baking pies with family and children for the Malibu United Methodist Church annual Malibu Pie Festival generation after generation.

2017 Pie Entry Winners

AGE 6 & UNDER: “Chocolate Peanut Butter Explosion”—Phoenix Michaels-Rhodes 

AGE 7-10: “2 Friends Secret Apple Pie”—Nell Brickman / Molly Regan 

AGE 11-14: “Banana Cream Daydream”—Ava Bradley 

AGE 15-18: “Piña Colada Pie”—Rachel De Angelis 

SAVORY: “Asparagus Cruyere Tart”—Lynda Pingatore 

CHEESECAKE: “Lemon Dream”—Susan Kelly 

FRUIT: “Bright Berry”—Lana Urman 

CHOCOLATE: “Chocolate Toffee”—Beth Milliken 

MERINGUE/CREME: “Key Lime Pie”—Ilene Mickens;  “Lemon Cream”—Beth Milliken 

SEASONAL: “Vanilla Praline Pumpkin”—Nicole Ashley 

APPLE: “French Apple Tart”—Lynda Pingatore 

COBBLER: “Blueberry”—Susan Kelly