4th Annual Pie Festival

Out of an abundance of caution regarding the coronavirus outbreak, we are reluctantly postponing the Pie Festival. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your continued support.

Saturday, March 14, 12–3pm
Beads of Courage HQ, 3230 N Dodge Blvd, Tucson AZ

Join us on Pi Day for the 4th Annual Pie Festival Benefiting Beads of Courage! Enjoy slices of home-baked pie, whole pies to bring home, and help us select the King or Queen of the Pie Festival!

The event is from 12-3 pm with live music by Zack Freitas from 1-3 pm.

Take a free 45-minute polymer clay bead-making class during the pie festival and learn to make cute ladybug beads for children in the Beads of Courage program. Receive a glass ladybug bead as our thank-you gift to you!


Funds raised at the Pie Festival support the Barbara Eckhoff and Ethel Gribbon fund at Beads of Courage. The fund provides food to nurture patients, families and clinicians at children’s hospitals nationwide during our arts-in-medicine workshops and training sessions.

Barb Eckhoff and Ethel Gribbon were the beloved sister and mother of Jean Gribbon, founder and executive director of Beads of Courage. They loved to bake and nurture people through delicious home-cooked food. The Memorial Fund will continue their legacy of caring for years to come.

Donate your home-baked pies to share!
The first 25 pies we receive can be entered into the Pie-Tasting Contest!

Available for Purchase:

  • Slice of pie – $4
  • Whole pie – $20
  • St. Patty’s Day themed make-and-take project – $5
  • Recipe booklet, “The Art of Baking for the People You Love” – $15 including a fun beaded strand!