VIDEO: Deale Pie Run Puts Pies and Hot Rods Together in Unique Event

When the car enthusiast in your life puts a coat of wax on the classic car in the garage and says he is heading out to “pick up dessert” on Thanksgiving morning, no need to worry—a useful errand will really be the outcome.

That’s because, along with hundreds of other hot rods and their drivers, they’ll be heading to the 18th annual “Pie Run,” an event in Deale that combines picking up pies with a free classic car show. We talked with the owner of the South County Cafe, John Whitman, who spends days before the event baking pies. Last year he made almost 900 pies.

Here’s Whitman in his own words:

The South County Cafe normally sells pies, either by pre-ordering the kind you want specifically, or stopping by and seeing what is in the pie case.

On Thanksgiving, they will offer the following pies, which start at $15 and go up to $18 (pecans are expensive this year). Ordering deadline is Friday, Nov. 16, but they will continue to take orders into next week, depending on supplies that are available:

  • Apple
  • Blueberry
  • Cherry
  • Cherry Cheesecake
  • Chocolate Cream
  • Lemon Meringue
  • Mincemeat
  • Peach
  • Pecan
  • Pumpkin
  • Rum Pecan
  • Pumpkin Supreme
  • Pumpkin Breat
  • Key Lime Tarts
  • Key Lime Pie

There is no fee to participate in the pie run. The cars will be parked in the parking lot of the cafe, and also in the church parking lot across the street and the library a little ways up the road. Feel free to stop by and wander between and around the cars and talk to the owners.

Order a pie by calling 410-867-6450. Pick it up at the South County Cafe, 5960 Deale-Churchton Road in Deale between 7 and noon on the morning of Thanksgiving.

The upstairs art gallery “Off the Bay” will also be open for business, so you can even get a little Christmas shopping done on Thanksgiving. They will have paintings, hand-blown glass, jewelry, kitchen and home items, notecards, books, scarves, furniture and more.

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