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Dutch Wonderland to host first-ever Shoofly Pie Eating Contest on Sunday

A group of randomly selected entrants will try to see who can consume to most pies in the park's amphitheater at 1 p.m.
Credit: Dutch Wonderland

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — Dutch Wonderland issued a call for combatants, and that call was answered.

On Sunday, they'll go for the pie-eating glory.

The Lancaster County amusement park announced it will hold its first-ever Shoofly Pie Eating Contest at 1 p.m. Sunday in the park's amphitheater. 

A group of randomly selected adult contestants who signed up for the chance will compete to see how many of the tasty confections they can consume.

While they won't be eating pies, a group of kids will also compete -- they'll be trying to create the tallest whipped cream tower they can build on top of the Shoofly Pies.

The winners of each contest will receive a 2022 season pass to the park, as well as a special memento commemorating their achievements, Dutch Wonderland said.

“Shoofly pie is a must-have when taking a trip to Lancaster,” says General Manager James Paulding. “We are eager to kick off a new, tasty tradition at the park, and we invite all Dutch Wonderland guests to come out for the event to cheer on our contestants as they chow down.

The public is invited to the park to witness the contestants go for their Pennsylvania Dutch-themed glory (park admission rates apply).

The pies are provided by Dutch Haven. The bakery opened in 1946 and offers locals and guests to the area delicious Dutch-inspired treats, jams and jellies and an array of gifts and souvenirs. 

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