The Detroit Eastern Market would like to thank everyone who participated in this year’s Harvest Festival. Although the rain came it didn’t stop the fun. There were plenty of activities for all ages and learning experiences from the Pumpkin Carving and Apple Pie Eating Contests to the Petting Zoo, Buffalo Soldiers Heritage Association to GameCrazy Video Game Truck. The two main highlights of the event were the 2nd Annual Detroit Eastern Market Scavenger Hunt and the 2nd Annual Michigan Apple Pie Baking Contest.
Although the weather didn’t hold out until the end of the event, many still came out for the Scavenger Hunt. Some said the questions were too hard but many gave it a grand ol’ Detroit Eastern Market try and it resulted in fun and prizes for those who stuck it out. The first place winners walked away with a gift certificate to Supinos Pizzeria, a one night stay at the MGM Grand Detroit Hotel and each team member won a fabulous coat courtesy of Carhartt. Second place winners won gift certificates to Supinos Pizzeria, Vivo’s Food & Spirit and a bottle of Vivo’s famous Bloody Mary Mix and Carhartt hats. The third place winners won a gift certificate from Moo-Town Ice Cream & Dessert Shoppe and a Germack gift basket.
The winning didn’t stop with the Scavenger Hunt but continued with the Michigan Apple Pie Baking Contest. This is the baking contest where our guests of the market are judges and pick the winner of the contest. This year the competition was fierce with some very close scores but only three bakers emerged to victory. The following bakers are the 2nd Annual Michigan Apple Pie Baking Contest winners:
1st Place – Adrienne Shannon of Detroit, MI. Apple Cherry Pie w/Coconut and an Almond Crumb Topping (recipe is below)
2nd Place – Cynthia Zalewski of Rochester Hills, MI. Carmel Apple Pecan Pie
3rd Place – Alexcia Tumpkin of Detroit, MI. Apple Blueberry Pie
A big CONGRATULATIONS to all our winners and thanks to all who participated in Harvest Festival. Can’t wait to do it again next year.
Thank you to our sponsors:
Carhartt, MGM Grand Detroit, Supino Pizzeria, MooTown Ice Cream & Dessert Shoppe, Germack Pistachio Company and Vivio's Food & Spirits