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Into the blue: Truro kicks off festival with popular pie-eating contest

Skyler Blackie of the Truro Fire Service was a mess.
Skyler Blackie of the Truro Fire Service was a mess.

TRURO, N.S. – The Truro Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival has a new pie-eating champion.

Chris Elgee in action. Ain’t nobody stoppin’ him.
Keith Gillis, a local pie-eating legend, gave it his best shot but finished third on Friday. Gillis is a former three-time winner.

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.

Great effort by Doug MacInnes, this year’s runner-up.
Freestyle skier Emma Stevens, of Hilden, competed in her first pie-eating contest.
Valerie Kingsbury of the First United Church is all smiles.
Tyler Granter of Big Dog 100.9 just givin ’er.
Derek Sibley of Truro Nissan was blue in the face after his first pie-eating contest.
Winning smile from blueberry pie-eating winner Chris Elgee.
Chris Elgee of Great British Grub had reason to celebrate!

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