Chris Elgee, of Great British Grub, scarfed down the most pie during a timed event on Friday in front of a large crowd of supporters at the downtown Truro civic square.
Elgee emerged victorious over seven other pie eaters, including three-time winner Keith Gillis of G&G Computers, who finished third. Doug MacInnes of Wilsons Fuel was second.
Although he wasn’t the fastest, Skyler Blackie of the Truro Fire Service was the messiest.
Others who participated were Tyler Granter (Big Dog 100.9), Emma Stevens (national freestyle skier), Derek Sibley (Truro Nissan) and Valerie Kingsbury (First United Church).
The pie-eating contest was part of Day 1 activities for the annual Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival, which runs in Colchester and Cumberland counties until Sept. 3.
Other highlights on Friday included a dog agility show by Glooscap Hot Dogs, and musical performances by Gordon Tucker and Charlie A ‘Court.