INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 22, 2024) – The Indiana Destination Development Corporation (IDDC) and the Indiana Foodways Alliance are inviting pie lovers to indulge in the sweetness of Indiana pies with the annual "Pie Day-to-Pi Day" celebration and contest.
From Jan. 23, 2024 (National Pie Day) through February (National Pie Month) to March 14, 2024 (Pi Day), anyone who checks in at two restaurants on the Hoosier Pie Trail using the free Indiana Culinary Trails Passport will earn custom "Nothing Tastes Sweeter" socks.
Anyone who visits Wick's Pies/Mrs. Wick's Cafe in Winchester will be entered to win free pie for a year (one per month) from Mrs. Wick's Pie, lunch, as well as a VIP tour of Wick's Pies commercial bakery.
"The Hoosier Pie Trail includes 24 restaurants from the Indiana Foodways Alliance that each have something unique for everyone to savor,” said Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, Indiana's Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. "From Indiana's favorite sugar cream pie the classic apple pie, the varieties are endless. I encourage everyone to explore the Hoosier Pie Trail and experience the sweets, today!"
Indiana Foodways Alliance has 21 culinary trails, including the Hoosier Pie Trail, which can be found on the Indiana Culinary Trails Passport, an all-inclusive mobile app. All you need to do is sign up online and check in with your smartphone.
"This passport was designed to encourage people to eat at locally-owned restaurants and establishments," said Elaine Bedel, Secretary and CEO of IDDC. "The Indiana Culinary Trails Passport is a gateway into Indiana's diverse culinary scene and gives users a roadmap to experience it."
"Mrs. Wick's Pie is an Indiana staple for baked goods and has set the gold standard for decades," said Kristal Painter, Indiana Foodways Alliance Board President. "So they are perfect for our 'Pie Day-to-Pi Day' promotion."
For more information about the Indiana Culinary Trails Passport and the pie promotion, go to VisitIndiana.com/Pie or scan the QR code to sign up. Follow us on social media, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.