Braham Pie Day – August 5, 2022

Braham Pie Day is celebrated on the first Friday of August every year. This year the day will be celebrated on August 6. Braham is a town in the American state of Minnesota that is best known for its delicious and sinful pies. Enthusiasts gather in Braham to eat pies and also participate in craft shows, costumes, and performances related to the famous pies.

Braham pie doesn’t come in a particular flavor, and any homemade pie can be considered a Braham pie. It’s a day of celebration for bakers, customers, vendors, and anybody who loves a good pie.

History of Braham Pie Day

The town of Braham was named the ‘Homemade Pie Capital of Minnesota’ by Governor Rudy Perpich in 1990. The town gathered fame for its pie in the 1930s and 1940s when tourists and locals would drive to their lake homes while taking the “shortcut to Duluth through Braham.” The long drives would often tempt the hungry and tired travelers to make a stop at the Park Cafe for pie and coffee. In fact, Park Cafe became so popular that travelers eagerly waited to exit the Twin Cities to finally have a taste of Braham’s much-loved pies.

The celebrations for Braham Pie Day began in July 1990. It started as a pie and ice cream social event and was funded by a Celebrate Minnesota tourism grant. In 1992, it was decided that the celebration should have a fixed day and from July the day was moved to the first Friday in August. The event has grown to include competitions, parades, and other exhibitions. Today it is not uncommon to find crafters, small quilt displays, recycled pie tin art contests, antique bicycles, and car shows as a part of the Braham Pie Day celebrations. You will also find Tusen Tack’s fashion show, performances, and demonstrations from folk artists, storytellers, and musicians in the same arena where pies are eaten and sold. Moreover, there are also pie-baking and pie-eating contests, as well as a pie trivia contest! You can find up to 1,100 homemade and artisan pies in the town of Braham.

Braham Pie Day timeline

1891
The Braham Post Office

The town post office becomes operational.

1930s
The Park Cafe

The Park Cafe starts selling its famous pies and coffee.

1989
Noah Dahlman Is Born

The famous basketball star is born in Braham on April 4.

2011
Class AA State Championship

The girls’ basketball team wins the 2011 Class AA state championship.

Braham Pie Day FAQs

When was the first Braham Pie Day celebrated?

The first Braham Pie Day celebrations were held in 1990. 

Where is the town of Braham located?

Braham is a city in Isanti and Kanabec counties in Minnesota. Braham is 12 miles north of Cambridge, 15 miles southwest of Pine City, 16 miles south-southeast of Mora, and 12 miles west of Rush City. 

How is Braham Pie Day celebrated?

Braham Pie Day is celebrated by baking and eating pies, participating in competitions, craft shows, and parades.

How To Celebrate Braham Pie Day

  1. Visit Braham

    Visit Braham to celebrate Braham Pie Day. The celebrations are remarkable and you can enjoy the day by eating pies and participating in various contests.

  2. Bake a pie

    If you can’t visit Braham, then bring Braham to you! Celebrate the day by baking your favorite pies. You may also try out new recipes today.

  3. Treat your friends

    Everyone loves pies, so why not treat your friends to some? Send your friends a surprise pie delivery on Braham Pie Day and ask them to join in on the fun.

5 Facts About Minnesota That Will Blow Your Mind

  1. It’s home to many modern inventions

    Scotch tape, pop-up toasters, and water skis were all invented in Minnesota.

  2. Minnesota is sparsely populated

    The entire state has a population of only five million.

  3. The state has its own motto

    The state motto of Minnesota is ‘L’Étoile du Nord,’ which means ‘Star of the North.’

  4. The largest mall in America is there

    The Bloomington Mall of America is 9.5-million square feet.

  5. There’s a state beverage too

    Milk is Minnesota’s state beverage.

Why We Love Braham Pie Day

  1. It has a long history

    The pies of Braham have been a favorite since the 1930s. Braham Pie Day celebrates the popularity that these pies have enjoyed through the decades.

  2. We love pies

    Everyone loves pies. They’re easy to make and delicious. You can serve them with freshly cut fruits, whipped cream, or ice cream. This is the perfect day to celebrate our love for humble pie.

  3. A day to try different pies

    The town of Braham serves over 1,100 homemade and artisanal pies! Take your taste buds on a ride by trying different flavors of pies today.

Braham Pie Day dates

YearDateDay
2022August 5Friday
2023August 4Friday
2024August 2Friday
2025August 1Friday
2026August 7Friday

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