Pie Day is held the first Friday of each August in beautiful
downtown Braham, Minnesota.
Plan now to join us on Friday, August 5, 2016!
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!
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 when the Isanti County Historical Society became the organization in charge of the festival. The event has grown to include crafters; a small quilts display, a pie art and hat show, an 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.
A day of fun for the entire family!
Each year this event gets bigger and better with a variety of things to eat,
things to see and things to buy.