Pie Contest

Baked from the Heart
Waitress Pie Contest

Calling all pie bakers! In conjunction with the hit Broadway musical WAITRESS, Walton Arts Center and KNWA are seeking local bakers (amateur or professional) to submit their favorite original pie recipe to our “Baked from the Heart” pie contest. Three finalists will be chosen for the ultimate bake-off! The winning pies will be tasted by a panel of VIP judges, who will choose the champion pie baker. The "Baked from the Heart" pie contest will be broadcast on a very special episode of “Good Day NWA,” airing on Pi Day, March 14!

Every entry must include:

  • Creative Recipe Name
  • Ingredients in order, complete and typed recipe with clear directions
  • Photo of the completed pie
  • Special history or your story behind why this recipe is your favorite

Submissions must be received by Friday, March 1. Finalists will be contacted directly and announced on March 6, at which time contestants should begin prepping and perfecting their pies to be tasted during the filming of “Good Day NWA” on March 8. Finalists MUST bring a fresh-baked pie for our panel of judges and MUST be available for live judging and filming 10am-noon on March 8 at Walton Arts Center. You must be 18 or older to enter.

The winner of the contest will receive:

  • Four tickets to WAITRESS (Wednesday, April 10) at Walton Arts Center
  • A special feature on the March 14 episode of “Good Day NWA”
  • Their winning recipe inserted into Sugar, Butter, Flour: The Waitress Pie Book sold at the merchandise kiosk during the run of WAITRESS (April 9-14)
  • The opportunity to serve their winning pie at our preshow media reception on Wednesday, April 10 at 6pm

Additional finalists will receive:

  • Two tickets to WAITRESS at Walton Arts Center on April 9.
  • A special feature on the March 14 episode of “Good Day NWA”

Submissions are being accepted now!