Good Question: Why is apple pie so American?

Fourth of July is right around the corner, that means celebrating our independence, cook outs and fireworks.

Friday festivities get underway in downtown Lexington with the Great American Pie Contest.

Good Question: Why is apple pie so American?

Downtown Lexington will soon be teaming with Fourth of July goers.

Friday dozens of people will find their way to the Fifth Third Bank Pavilion for a good ole pie contest.

"I think its just a tradition and its very American. You know its just very patriotic when you think of apple pie and ice cream certainly we'll have some apple pies i'm sure," said Renee Jackson, the President of the Downtown Lexington Corporation.

Apple pies do show up every year, in they have been around since before we started celebrating our independence in America.

We can thank the early American settlers for bringing us the sweet treat.

When colonists arrived they found only crab trees in America.

Apple seeds were first introduced in the new world by explorers and then the English pilgrims and now we have apple pies, ones that can win blue ribbons.

The Great American Pie Contest and Ice Cream Social in downtown is always a huge hit and this year is no exception.

"There's always a great interest from the public, but this year we have a record 70 different pies. If you can believe that and we just encourage people to come down," said Jackson.

It may be tough to be a judge, but Jackson says the easy parts comes after.

Jackson says all eaters are urged to come out.

The pies will be judged in the morning and then you can come down and find your favorite slice at noon at the Fifth Third Bank Pavilion.

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