Last Sunday was the 9th Annual Bucktown Apple Pie Contest here in Chicago, and this year, they titled it "The Clash of the Pietins." For me, it's one of the more fun events every year because the contest showcases home cooks rather than professional ones. And of course, it's a true onslaught of apple pie. There's more pie than the eye can see—two gymnasiums full! Attendees sampled hundreds of different homemade pies (some have the best names ever), and watching the crowd is always as fun as enjoying the pastries.
Check out what I saw in the slideshow!