If Thanksgiving’s more your style, you can test, impress or just taste pie at White Rock Market’s 9th Annual Pie Contest this Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. $5 if you just want to taste. $10 to enter. There are categories for fruit, nut, chocolate, cream/custard, youth, unique, “most beautiful” and “best overall.” If you want to enter, the final date for entries is Friday, Oct. 27. Rules below (according to the Facebook event page):

Contest open to AMATEUR bakers of all ages

Contestants may enter as many pies and/or categories they choose.

Pies, pie fillings, and pie crust must be homemade.

No commercial fillings, crusts, or store-bought pies.

Please bring a serving utensil.

Contestants must check-in between 10-10:30am, and must be present to serve their pie from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Good Local Markets will provide tables, serving plates, forks and napkins.


Get your fortune told for free in Klyde Warren Park by Major Tom Schick. On Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. He may be tricky to find if an event is going on, but he will most likely be on the Promanade between Olive and Pearl. Here is how to get your “free ticket” for the reading.