The Bucktown Apple Pie Contest is always a blast and a huge draw, even if you don't like apple pie. The 8th annual event held over the weekend at Holstein Park in Bucktown was no different. Trust us, you can be converted. The official program came up with a count of 114 entries, though we wouldn't be surprised if they squeezed in a few more. We're talking two gymnasiums full of apple pie, folks.
There was a slew of professional restaurant and bakery entries, but the real stars of the show were all the amateur bakers who put on their A-game. Check out the slideshow for some scenes and pies from the contest. Just try not to drool on your computer screen.