There’s no shortage of food festivals nationwide. On the fourth Saturday in June, Dover-Foxcroft hosts the annual Maine Whoopie Pie Festival to honor this sweet treat. Amateur and professional bakers from across the state compete for top honors in a whoopie pie contest. You might sample pumpkin, strawberry, chocolate chip, or chocolate-covered whoopie pies.
“The story about the name is that farmers out in the field would open up their lunch boxes and see one and yell, ‘Whoopie!’ ’’ says festival organizer Patrick Myers.
The event includes a whoopie pie-eating contest for kids of all ages, a whoopie pie song contest, a 3K run so you can burn off some calories, and a chance to meet the official whoopie pie mascot, Sweetie Pie.