Come celebrate Pi Day with pie eating, pie judging and pie throwing!
Sunday, March 10 is Princeton’s official celebration of Albert Einstein’s birthday (which is actually on March 14 or 3/14 – Pi Day, get it?). It is brought to us by the Princeton Tour Company, Princeton Public Library and many other local businesses and non-profit organizations.
There will be a whole host of events held on this festive weekend. It makes sense that many of them will be for geniuses (or at least the somewhat gifted) - a violin contest, a brain teaser hour, an origami get-together, as well as a pi recitation (there are over 15,000 digits in pi).
Luckily, there is also a full slate of activities for us simpler folk, which involve eating pie, judging pie and THROWING pie!
PIE EATING CONTEST
Princeton’s McCaffrey’s is sponsoring a Pie Eating contest at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 10. No advance registration is required. Just sign up by 10:15 a.m. and report to the upstairs dining area. Contestants will be divided into four different age groups. Adults will consume a regular sized pie and kids will consume a miniature sized pie.
PIE JUDGING CONTEST
A battle for bragging rights for the best pie in Princeton will take place at 2:30 p.m. at the Yankee Tap Room in the Nassau Inn. Pies are being submitted by Mr. McGregor’s Garden Farm Market & Deli, Small World Coffee, Whole Earth and Witherspoon Grill.
Adding to the fun is that the first 50 people to arrive will be the judges! Each judge will taste a small sample of the pies and then vote for the best. The winning baker will receive $314.15 and the “Best Tasting Pie in Princeton” award.
Princeton Unwrapped and the Princeton Center for Dental Aesthetics are sponsoring this competition.
I’m not sure, as a pie lover, that I approve of this last activity, but it IS for a good cause.
From 3:14 p.m.-4 p.m., come to the Palmer Square Green and throw a pie for $1 a throw. Presumably you pick the person at whom you aim the pie, but it seems likely that the one who was pie-d would just pay a dollar and do the same thing back.
The good thing is that all proceeds benefit 101 – a non-profit volunteer organization that helps Princeton High School graduates in need of financial assistance.
Check out the entire weekend’s details here at www.pidayprinceton.com.