Last weekend my wife and I along with two of our close friends went to the Cisco Pie Festival. It was held in the quaint west Texas town of Cisco. One of Cisco’s claims to fame is that it is the home of Conrad Hilton’s first hotel.
As we drove into town and down the main street we watched as all the day’s preparations were going on. Vendors were setting up their booths, the stage for the live music was being wired for sound, and the cars were being lined up for the show. There were food trucks and booths with kettle corn, barbeque, hot dogs and burgers. You could get your face painted or a henna tattoo.
We received cards from sponsoring merchants to get stamped to possibly win a prize. We went into antique shops, junk shops and a quilt shop. We had to go to the quilt shop for my wife’ of course.
Then the main event! “PIE!!!” There was a table or tables at least 30 feet long. It was covered with lots and lots of pie. There were fruit pies, meringue pies, pumpkin pies, pecan pies, and just about any kind of pie you can think of. My favorite was a pie with a pie crust on bottom then apple pie filling with cinnamon rolls on top. Sweet, yes, very sweet, and me a diabetic. I was good I just ate a little bit of it.
We had a great time. There is something about a small town get together that warms the heart. Ordinary people having fun with food and fellowship. Can’t wait ‘til next year!
Written by Marshall