Published on May 25th, 2021 | by TLV News


Make Some Dough for Oxford’s Farmers Market – Pie Fest Fundraiser is Tuesday, June 1

Submit your homemade pie for Oxford Community Market’s annual Pie Fest.

Oxford, Miss. (OXCM) – Did you fine-tune your baking skills during the COVID-19 pandemic and you’re ready to show off? Join Oxford Community Market (OXCM) for their annual Pie Fest 2021 fundraiser, June 1 from 4:30–6 pm at the Old Armory Pavilion to display your skill. Bakers of top-ranked pies will receive prizes in four categories.

Bakers are asked to bring two homemade pies of the same variety to Oxford Community Market, one for Pie Fest judges to sample and one for audience voting for the Audience Favorite Award. Additional guidelines and a signup form to join can be found at Community members who are not bakers are encouraged to participate in tasting at the Pie Fest. For a small suggested donation of $5, audience members can sample submitted pies and vote for their favorites. Audience members may donate $5 at the event or reserve their spot in line ahead of time by donating online at

OXCM is a nonprofit local food organization that operates a weekly year-round producers-only farmers market, supports the development of a strong local food system, and runs programs to address food insecurity in the LOU community. The 2021 Pie Fest will benefit market operations at OXCM and strengthen the organization’s ability to make fresh, local food accessible to all Oxford and Lafayette County residents. 

“With the loneliness and isolation of the past months, we are so excited to bring back some of the fun community events that OXCM is known for,” said market director Betsy Chapman. “However, we will remain vigilant to host an event that brings people together while keeping public safety and social distancing at the forefront.”

In years past OXCM’s Pie Fest has been a community favorite, garnering dozens of pies and a friendly spirit of competition that is accessible for all age groups. Individuals are encouraged to bring along family or friends and picnic on the lawn to enjoy live music, tasty homemade pies, and the Southern spirit you’ve been missing the past year!

For any additional questions or for assistance signing up for the Pie Fest, email OXCM director Betsy Chapman at or call 662-816-7413. 

Student pie tasters enjoying dozens of homemade pies at Pie Fest 2019.

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