Ready to watch (or participate in) a pie-eating contest?

Ready to eat some pie? This weekend, Indian Roller and a local bakery startup called Zucchini Kill are hosting a pie-eating contest and a pie-baking contest. Tina Phan / American-Statesman

This weekend, a local bakery startup called Zucchini Kill and the South Austin bar Indian Roller are hosting what they are calling Grandma Rhoda’s South Austin Pie Off, a day of festivities on Saturday that includes pie-eating and pie-baking contests.

Although Zucchini Kill specializes in allergen-free baking, the contest is open to all styles, according to the Facebook page.

Starting at 2 p.m. Saturday at Indian Roller, 10006 Manchaca Road, contestants will drop off pies for a panel of judges, including chef Armando Carranza of Panchita Taco Taco, who will be judging the pies on three categories: best crust, best filling and best overall. Cash prize goes to 1st place.

The pie-eating contest will feature pies from Zucchini Kill Bakery, and there will be a watermelon seed spitting contest and maybe even cupcake jousting. Send an email to to sign up to enter the bake-off or eating contest.