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The Annual Sweet Potato Pie Showcase

June 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Celebrate Juneteenth at the Annual Sweet Potato Pie Showcase and Family-Friendly Happy Hour!

A celebration of food culture and stories. This will be Sweet Potato Comfort Pie’s fourth annual celebration of the Juneteenth Jubilee through the Sweet Potato Pie.

We are delighted to welcome all pie bakers who make traditional or non-traditional sweet potato pie. This is not a competition but a showcase for telling your “pie story.” Participants share the cultural and personal histories behind their individual recipes.

Sign up today to participate: To bring your pie and share your ‘pie-story’ just click here to complete the form. 

Sign Up Deadline is June 10th!

Shayla Reaves, WCCO Television News Anchor, will join us as the host to guide us through the stories of each pie baker while the “celebrity pie tasters” taste the bakers’ pies. Celebrity tasters include:

🧡 Chef Lutunji Abram, Owner Lutunji’s Palette
🧡 Kevin Lindsey, CEO, Minnesota Humanities Center
🧡 Nicole Pacini, Social Venture Entrepreneur
🧡 Melvin Giles, Co-Founder Peace Gardens
🧡 Anthony Scott, Co-Editor “Minnesota’s Black Community in the 21st Century”
🧡 LaDonna Sanders Redmond, Digital Creator
🧡 DeAnna Perkins, The Loppet Adventures Director

The audience can engage directly with the bakers and taste our sweet potato comfort pie. Engage with us after the showcase from 6 to 7:30 PM for a live band performance on the patio.

If you want to see what food and beverages are available at the Trailhead, here is their menu. This event is being held with The Loppet Foundation, which will host a Juneteenth 5k fun run the following day. Information can be found here.

We look forward to another joyful Juneteenth filled with community and connectedness.

Thank you to all our supporters and sponsors for making this event possible!


🧡 League of Women Voters Minnesota
🧡 Minnesota Historical Society Press


June 14
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Loppet Foundation’s Trailhead
1221 Theodore Wirth Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55411 United States
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