Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Pies and Prizes in Branson

I've won a pie contest or two in my life. The secret? Make chocolate! At least it seemed that way. One time I made this really complicated, caramel apple pie which I thought was amazing, but that didn't win. The next two times I made chocolate pie and won both times.

What does this have to do with anything? I just found out about the first annual Great American Pie Contest which is going to be held in Branson April 24-25 this year. Al Roker from the Today show will be there, and first prize is $2,500 cash, plus a trip for two for a 4-day/3-night fun-filled vacation in Branson. There are special room rates available at the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel, which is adjacent to the Branson Convention Center, where the pie contest is being held. This special block of rooms is available for April 20 – 29 and can be reserved through March 22 or until they're sold out.

So, a vacation to Branson, with special room rates, to enter the pie contest could mean another vacation to Branson. Two for the price of one! And pie. The more I look at things to do in Branson, the more I think I want to go there someday. I like the idea of the pie contest, but Jeffrey probably wouldn't be too excited about that. He'd rather have me make that chocolate pie just for him. I think he'd like playing golf and seeing some shows, though. I'd like to visit the Titanic museum and Silver Dollar City, and that's only the beginning. There's so much there that you definitely need to plan your visit beforehand, and stay for a while - or win that pie contest and go back. Remember - chocolate!



  1. I LOVE CHOCOLATE PIE!!! Will you make me one or at least post your recipe for it?

  2. There is a Titanic museum here. Just bring the chocolate pie and you can stay here for free too!!

  3. Don't forget to visit me!!! Branson is not that far from me. *jumping up and down and waving my arms in the air* Pssst... come visit me after you win the contest! Oh, and bring the pie... chocolate is my favorite pie!!!


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