If you were looking to get your hands on a delicious homemade sweet dough pie then Grand Coteau was the place to be on Saturday.
The annual event was held in Town Hall Park this past weekend featuring even more pies this year and music with live performances by Sheryl Cormier & the Cajun Sounds, Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys and Patrick Henry and the LB Band.
The Sweet Dough Pie Festival at Grand Coteau featured 54 vendors this year selling homemade and handmade goods and of course, pies, in nearly any variety you can imagine. A sweet dough pie contest awarded those who had the best pie as the public judged in a ‘blind’ taste test among the different categories.
Annabelle Broussard of Annabelle’s Sweets & Treats won the people’s choice for the Overall Best Pie and took first place in the Fig category. First place for Custard Pie was awarded to Jacqueline Alfred, first place for Sweet Potato went to Ashley McClelland and Terri Fontenot placed first for her Blackberry Pie.
The festival is an annual event hosted by the Sweet Dough Pie Association that celebrates the unique culture and history of Grand Coteau. The event drives a great success for local bakers as they quickly sell out each year.
One local vendor, The Kitchen Shop, made a grand total of 800 pies for the event! Another vendor stated she completely sold out all of her pies within 90 minutes.
(photos provided courtesy of Danielle Broussard and the Sweet Dough Pie Association)