SPRINGHILL - Everyone who eats Jean Schiefer's pies loves them, but don't ask her to eat one.
The sought-after baker bakes hundreds of pies every year, and it has got to be a "bit too much" for her or her family to even taste test them anymore, but that hasn't kept her from entering once again the Cumberland County Museum's annual pie contest, to be featured again this year during the old fashioned county fair on July 2.
Schiefer picked up second place for one of her culinary creations last year, and this year she's going for the gold. But she wouldn't divulge any details.
"I'm really not at liberty to discuss it," she said. "As stupid as it sounds, I'm not telling you."
She would confirm that she plans to enter both the single crust and double crust categories, and hopes to bring home first place ribbons from both.
Judging of Cumberland County's Tastiest Pie Contest will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Other activities will include old fashioned outdoor family games such as tug of war, three-legged race and the wheelbarrow race, as well as games of chance such as ring toss and ball toss, all beginning at noon; a barbecue from 1-4 p.m.; the 15-minute humourous play "The Complete History of the Maritimes" at 1:30 p.m., old-time photos from 3-5 p.m., and a hot dog eating contest at 3:30 p.m.
Events will continue on Sunday, July 3 with the antique tools and tractor show.
(For the full story, see the June 30 issue of The Citizen-Record)