There’s nothing more Australian than a hot meat pie at the footy and with the AFL Grand Final just a few weeks away, there’s no better time to celebrate two great Australian traditions.
On Friday 30 September (aka Grand Final Eve), The Queen Victoria Market in partnership with Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses are inviting pie-lovers of all stripes to eat their heart out at Grand Pie-Nal Day. The day will be filled with events and pie competitions for the amateur, professionals and kids.
The competition will be awarded to the first to eat 25 regular sized Ferguson Plarre lunch meat pies, or whoever eats the most pies in five minutes, whichever comes first. Kids will be served party pies, and will have a reduced two-minute quarter. Contestants in all divisions will be provided tomato sauce, water and a Grand Pie-Nal Day t-shirt. The prize for each division winner is a $200 Queen Victoria Market voucher. Kids will win footy merchandise and other prie-zes.
If you don’t have what it takes to down 25 meat pies then there’s also the pie-offs which you can compete in. The competition will be judged by with celebrity chefs, including Scott Pickett (Estelle, Pickette’s Deli & Rotisserie). So get baking your favourite Meat Pie or Gourmet Pie (sweet or savoury) for your chance to win a $200 Market voucher and a tour of the Ferguson Plarre Bakery with Steve Plarre, the Baker in Chief and CEO of Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses.
And for all the hungry punters, Petey Pie will be there for team spirit and serving up pies to eat!
Be there or be Pie!
When: Friday 30 September,
Where: Queen Vic Markets