Time to prepare heritage pies

R.J. Haney Heritage Village will celebrate Heritage Week with the popular pie baking contest.

  • Jan. 28, 2014 1:00 p.m.

R.J. Haney Heritage Village is putting a call out for pies in the 18th Annual Best of the Shuswap Pie Baking Contest.

Judged by appearance, authenticity, texture and taste, apple, fruit or berry pies must be made the old -fashioned way – from scratch.

Winners will walk away with this year’s title, an engraved trophy and dinner theatre tickets for two to the 2014 Villain and Vittles Summer Dinner Theatre production.

Simply drop off your pies Saturday, Feb. 22 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at centre court in the Mall at Piccadilly.

For official pie contest rules, call the village at 250-832-5243 or email info@salmonarmmuseum.org.

After the judging, slices of the pies may be purchased for $2.50 each with the proceeds going towards extraordinary projects at the Heritage Village and Museum.

The popular pie-baking contest is just one of the many events and exhibitions planned for the 18th annual Heritage Week, which runs Feb. 17 to 22.

Start collecting those collectables and antiques for a verbal assessment by Peter Blundell, who will be at the mall from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 20 to 22.

There’s a full slate of activities planned for Family Day on Feb. 22: Pioneer Breakfast at Jane’s Place; silent auction, Salmon Arm Model Railroad display; gold panning, and crafts for children and entertainment.

For more information, call 250-832-5243 or visit www.salmonarmmuseum.org.