Registration open for Marietta’s 2023 Harvestfest pie-eating contest

A drawing of a slice of pumpkin pie

To turn the old saying around, if your “stomach is bigger than your eyes” (or at least if you have a high-capacity stomach) you might want to register for the pie-eating contest at Marietta’s Harvestfest Arts and Crafts Festival, to take place Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 11 a.m.

The contest is hosted by Marietta Parks and Recreation.

Registration is FREE, but participants must be aged 6 or older to participate.

Registration is now open at this link.


The announcement of the event on the City of Marietta website describes the contest as follows:

“Saturday, October 21, 2023. Are you the fastest pie eater in the City of Marietta? 

“Partnering with the Square’s very own Pie Bar,  this is sure to be the most fun you have ever had while eating dessert! Pie Bar of Marietta will be supplying 8″ round Pumpkin Pies as well as the Grand Prize and 1-3rd Place Prizes for each age category!”

Here are the categories and prizes:

Mini Munchers (ages 6-12):

All Participants receive a card for a Free Slice of Pie! 

Competitive Chompers (ages 13+):

1st Place – A Gift Certificate for 1) Whole Sweet Pie, 1 Pie Bar T-Shirt, 1 Pie Bar Mug + “Free Cup of Coffee” Card

2nd Place – 1 Pie Bar T-Shirt, 1 “Free Slice of Pie” Card, 1 Pie Bar Mug + “Free Cup of Coffee” Card

3rd Place – 1 Pie Bar T-Shirt + A “Free Slice of Pie” Card

Be sure to look over the ingredients for any allergens that you might be sensitive to:

Pie Ingredients: All Purpose Flour, Canned Pumpkin, Eggs, Light Brown Sugar, Salt, Evaporated Milk, Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Allspice, Unsalted Butter, Graham Cracker Crumbles, Light Brown Sugar, Heavy Cream, Vanilla, Powdered Sugar

About the City of Marietta

The City of Marietta is the county seat of Cobb County. The latest estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau puts the population of the city at 60,867 which makes it the second largest city in Cobb County by population, smaller only than the newly incorporated City of Mableton.

Here are a few quick facts from the Census Bureau

Marietta city, Georgia
Population, Census, April 1, 202060972
Population, Census, April 1, 201056579
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent6.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent21.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent13.2%
Female persons, percent49.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent53.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)32.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)1.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)0.0%
Two or More Races, percent4.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)15.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent46.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-20202678
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-202016.6%
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-202044.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020$310,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020$1,856
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020$526
Median gross rent, 2016-2020$1,145
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-202024148
Persons per household, 2016-20202.39
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-202077.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-202023.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-202095.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-202086.6%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-202088.6%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-202044.0%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-20206.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent20.2%
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-202067.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-202061.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c)264544
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c)1584232
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c)1129407
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c)1976915
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c)$33,875
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-202028.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020$59,594
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020$36,112
Persons in poverty, percent14.1%
All firms, 201210501
Men-owned firms, 20124934
Women-owned firms, 20124186
Minority-owned firms, 20124286
Nonminority-owned firms, 20125502
Veteran-owned firms, 20121015
Nonveteran-owned firms, 20128663
Population per square mile, 20102451.4
Land area in square miles, 201023.08