Pie Social

The Pie Social (2009 – present) is ever popular with pies sold out! Get out your favorite pie recipes and share them by volunteering for our biggest fundraiser.

The Pie Social is this May 27th 2017, beginning at 10 a.m. and until sold out

The Dunsmuir Railroad Depot Historical Society’s 9th Annual Pie Social is a special town event, and will be held May 27th at the Dunsmuir Museum on Sacramento Avenue.IMG_1787

How did this come about? Who is the Pie Lady?

Pie Socials are an American tradition! Just Google “Pie Social” and you’ll find towns all over America holding their own pie event. And that’s what Phyllis Skalko, our Pie Lady, did in 2009 and that was the beginning of the Depot Society’s Pie Social event.

During Dunsmuir’s Railroad Days 2009, the Depot Society’s 1st Pie Social had 26 women baking and donating 46 pies; in fact, we ran out of pies!

The 2010 2nd Annual Pie Social became part of the town’s Dogwood Daze event.  That year 42 bakers donated 118 pies; sold out!

How has it grown?

  • 2011 : 51 bakers, 129 pies; 3 pieces left.
  • 2012 : 71 bakers, 161 pies; sold out!
  • 2013 : 73 bakers, 49 kinds of 172 pies; sold out!
  • 2014 : 71 bakers, 43 kinds of 190 pies; sold out!
  • 2015 : 85 bakers, 48 kinds of 175 pies; sold out!
  • 2016 : 76 bakers, 55 kinds of 184 pies; sold out!

In 2014, two Dunsmuir gals committed to bake 20 pies, came with 28 pies and said, “We just couldn’t stop making pies!”

Thanks to volunteers!

All our pie bakers receive a “Pie Maker” ribbon each year and the heartfelt thanks from the Depot Society.   The Pie Social supports the Depot’s efforts in maintaining the Dunsmuir Amtrak Depot (the only Siskiyou stop) and the Dunsmuir Museum.

The success of our Pie Social is due to our great Pie Makers, the Pie Gals in the bakery, the Pie Set-Up Guys (tents, bakery cases, tables, coffee and so much more) and our Pie Lady, Phyllis Skalko.

How can you donate your pie(s)?IMG_1791

Please call Phyllis, the “Pie Lady”  (530) 235-0839 and she’ll add you to her list of pie bakers for this year’s 9th Annual Pie Social!

Come for pies, pies and more pies May 27th in Dunsmuir!

Look at more photos of our past events!

8th Annual Pie Social

7th Annual Pie Social

6th Annual Pie Social

5th Annual Pie Social




2 thoughts on “Pie Social

  1. Just need to share…we went to Dunsmuir Dogwood Daze and it was so much fun! Stayed at Castle Crags, visited all of the local places, but SO enjoyed the special time in Dunsmuir! Of course we HAD to go get some pie – and my husband and I ended up buying a whole pie – with six different flavorings! Since no one in our family enjoys mincemeat, I don’t often get one of my “favorites”. However, I tried Bill Trenton’s mincemeat pie over Memorial Day weekend and was wishing I had bought the whole thing – it was THAT good! OMGoodness, all the varieties, all of the quality, talent and skill – we enjoyed it all and hope to be in Dunsmuir during Dogwood Daze again! And of course – more pie!! 🙂

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