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Pie Town is located along U.S. Highway 60 in Catron County. Its name comes from an early bakery for making dried-apple pies that was established by Clyde Norman in the early 1920s. Pie Town is the location of a "Pie Festival" on the second Saturday of each September. Pie Town is also located immediately north of the Gila National Forest and not very far west of the Plains of San Augustin, the location of the Very Large Array radio telescope, which is also located along U.S. 60.
Another way to get to Pie Town is by way of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. For cyclists, equestrians, motorcyclists, and hikers, Pie Town provides a number of services including lodging, supplies and unique flavors of pie on request. In June 2007, three residents of Pie Town, Nita Larronde, Don Kearney, and Kathy Knapp, were awarded the Curry Trail Angel Award by the Adventure Cycling Association in recognition for their kindness and generosity.
The area of Pie Town in rich in Native American history. Many Ancestral Puebloan and Acoma pottery shards have been found in the area, along with grinding slicks, an ancient axe head, and petrified wood. Some fossilized bones have been found on the ground. The ruins of Ancestral Puebloan communities, which consist of one to a few dozen structures, are also found here.
The Pie Town Annual Pie Festival includes a pie-baking contest, games and races, music, food, and arts and crafts.
Pie Festival Every September
Pie Town Rising Stars
Non-profit community run organization that organizes events in Pie Town, learn more HERE.
84 Miles west of Socorro on US Route 60
Pie Town is located along U.S. 60, about 100 miles (160 km) southwest of Albuquerque, N.M., and about 235 miles (378 km) east of Phoenix, Arizona.
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