Pie Town pumps out some serious pastry.
The tiny burg’s annual Pie Town Festival (pietownfestival.com) rolls around Saturday.
“Our population here is about 60 people, but on that one-day event, we get 3,000 people,” said Janine McMurtrey, owner of the Gatherin’ Place. “There are three pie shops (the Pie-O-Neer and the Pie Town Café are the other two) in town, and we all stay really busy making pies.”
Coupled with a boost in business over the Labor Day weekend, it’s an exceptionally busy time of year in the town southwest of Albuquerque.
“We make them by hand,” McMurtrey said of the pies. “The community, it does about 600 pies. I do the 6-inch pie, which they just went to as a community. They sold 600 pies last year. I’ll do, during Labor Day, about 200 to 250 and during the Pie Festival about 400 to 500 pies.”