Slideshow: Snapshots From the 9th Annual Bucktown Apple Pie Contest

Welcome to the 2013 Bucktown Apple Pie Contest!
Welcome to the 2013 Bucktown Apple Pie Contest!

Let the contest begin!

Best Mugs Ever
Best Mugs Ever

Throw in some Chicago pride with our flag, but replace the stars with pies, and you've got the best mug ever.

Clash of the Pietins
Clash of the Pietins

Get it?

Autumn Apple Pie
Autumn Apple Pie

Some of the crust work on the pies was impressive.

Anti-Hipster Pie
Anti-Hipster Pie

This pie is all pie, no BS. No bacon, no mustaches, just apple pie stuff, as you can see, by its name.

Pie Bird
Pie Bird

I don't see these ceramic birdies very often anymore, so they're always fun to see when they're popping out the middle of a pie, Alien-style.

Cast-Iron Pie
Cast-Iron Pie

A few pies came in cast-iron skillets. They made for a cool presentation.

Dia de los Muertos
Dia de los Muertos

This pie was inspired by Mexican spices, and since we're almost to the Day of the Dead, it's a seasonal masterpiece.

Pie of the Tiger
Pie of the Tiger

There were actually two separate pie entries named "Pie of the Tiger." I sang the song when I saw this pie, scaring off all the people around me.

Flavor Flav Pie
Flavor Flav Pie

Both Public Enemy and Coach Ditka would be proud of this pie. It was really called "Flavor Flav Pie."

Christina Applepiegate
Christina Applepiegate

This was one of my favorite pie names of the day.

Piely Cyrus
Piely Cyrus

This pie, however, was my favorite pie name in the history of all pie names.

Finalist Row
Finalist Row

The finalists were displayed prominently by the main stage.

Finalist
Finalist

This was one of the finalist pies. Check out the detail work.

Another Finalist
Another Finalist

The lattice weave on this pie crust is nothing short of amazing.

Sweet Cakes
Sweet Cakes

Sweet Cakes brought this pretty leaf-decorated pie.

Ray's Bucktown B&B
Ray's Bucktown B&B

This homey professional pie came from Ray's Bucktown Bed and Breakfast.

Let's Rock!
Let's Rock!

Nothing goes better with pie than rockabilly tunes. Well, milk is good too.