Pie Day is held the first Friday of each August in beautiful
downtown Braham, Minnesota.
Plan now to join us on Friday, August 2, 2019!
What goes into making a SUCCESSFUL Pie Day?
PAN: The City of Braham
CRUST: Pie Day Committee
FILLING: Volunteers, Support, Bakers, Community, Customers, Vendors and Entertainers
TOPPING: Appreciation for another SUCCESSFUL Pie Day!
The Public Safety teams in Braham are taking a proactive approach to keep our public members safe. With this said, Main Avenue (Highway 107) will be closed to through traffic from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Pie Day to further our public safety initiatives. Pie Day guests and vendors are asked to use Highway 107 for check in and setup, downtown parking, and park and ride locations, which are available to all of our guests and vendors. Staff will be on hand to assist you. This is new to us and we’ll undoubtedly, experience some growing pains. Please be as patient as possible so everyone can enjoy the event.
FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE!
Bus service will be available from 7 am to 6 pm, and will loop from Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Braham Event Center, St. Stephens Lutheran Church and Elmhurst Commons,
Braham was named the “Homemade Pie Capital of Minnesota” by Gov. Rudy Perpich in 1990. The fame for pie began in the 1930s and 40s when folks would drive to their lake homes, taking the “shortcut to Duluth through Braham.” After driving from the Twin Cities they would stop at the Park Cafe for pie and coffee.
Pie Day began in July of 1990 as a pie and ice cream social, funded by a Celebrate Minnesota tourism grant. In 1992 the date changed to the first Friday in August. The event has grown to include crafter’s, a small quilts display, recycled pie tin art contest, antique bicycle and car show. Tusen Tack’s fashion show, performances and demonstrations from folk artists, storytellers, and musicians. There are also pie baking and pie eating contests, as well as a pie trivia contest.
We serve over 1100 homemade and artisan pies.