Third Annual "Say it Ain't Say's" Sweet Potato Pie Contest, Call for Entries

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center - Monday, October 20, 2014

For more information, contact:

Amber Bryant

Phone: 501-683-3636

[email protected]


Third Annual “Say it Ain’t Say’s” Sweet Potato Pie Contest

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center Calls for Entries

Little Rock, Ark. (Oct. 20, 2014) --- Beginning October 20, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center will accept entries for the third annual “Say it Ain’t Say’s” Sweet Potato Pie Contest.

The contest is open to both amateur and professional bakers statewide. The first ten entries from amateurs and the first eight from professionals will be accepted. Prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place in each category, and a People’s Choice award will be presented to the overall crowd favorite.

Contest rules and entry forms can be picked up at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 501 West Ninth Street in Little Rock, or online at

Deadline for entries is Nov. 17.

The pies will be displayed, judging will take place and the winners will be announced at MTCC’s Holiday Open House celebration slated for 2p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7.

The “Say it Ain’t Say’s” Sweet Potato Pie Contest derives its name from Little Rock native and community activist Robert “Say” McIntosh who is well-known for his locally famous sweet potato pies.

Sweet potato pies are an important tradition in the African American community, particularly around the holidays. “With its African origins, sweet potato pie is something of a sacred dessert to many African American families,”said Assistant Director Quantia Fletcher. “We are excited to provide the community with an opportunity to showcase family recipes that have been handed down through the years.”

For more information about the contest, please call 501-683-3593.

The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, a museum of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, is dedicated to telling the history of African Americans in Arkansas from 1870 to the present, especially in the areas of politics, business and the arts. Other agencies of the Department of Arkansas Heritage include Arkansas Arts Council,Arkansas Historic Preservation, Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, Delta Cultural Center, Historic Arkansas Museum and Old State House Museum.

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