Traverse City, Michigan: World's Largest Cherry Pie Pan

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Sara Lee Bakery Group

Address:
3424 Cass Rd, Traverse City, MI
Directions:
Sara Lee Bakery Group. US Hwy 31 N. As you enter the commercial strip outside of town, turn right on S. Airport Rd. After about a mile, turn left on Cass Rd. The plate will be visible on the right.
Hours:
Festival late June-early July.
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Traverse City Cherry Pie Tin. World's Largest Cherry Pie Pan
Displayed vertically, as it should be, next to its Guinness World Record certificate. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Cherry Pie pan. World's Largest Cherry Pie Pan

The pie tin sits in front of a Sara Lee bakery outlet. We got some fifty cent discount ice creams cups (you could also get slices of cherry pie!) and headed out to see the pie pan in the front lawn. What a cool accomplishment for the Cherry Capital of the World!

[Kait, 06/17/2012]
Cherry Pie attraction. World's Largest Cherry Pie

Wanted to settle the debate. The pie tin has a marker out in front from the Guinness Book of World Records for a pie 17' 6" weighing in at 28,350 pounds on July 25, 1987 which is 9 years after the Charlevoix pie was made.

[Jim Hejl, 08/01/2004]
World's Largest Cherry Pie - The debate continues

I grew up in Charlevoix and now live in Traverse City. They both claim to have the World's Largest Cherry Pie. They are pretty close although I do believe that Traverse City's is a bit larger. Doesn't matter much, how often can you take a trip and see the World's two largest Cherry Pies only 45 minutes apart? This year at the Cherry Fest they are going to try for the World's Largest Cherry Sundae. Let's hope they do it!

[JK, 08/17/2001]
World's Largest Cherry Pie Tin

I grew up in Traverse City, and I resent the mention of the world's largest cherry pie which is north of Traverse City. There is also a World's Largest Cherry Pie Tin in front of the Sara Lee (formerly Chef Pierre) factory in Traverse City. I don't recall if the one with the concrete slice defeated Chef Pierres, or if it's the other way around. I just know that Traverse City did have the largest cherry pie for awhile.

The National Cherry Festival is a week-long event the week following Independence Day. A few of the main events are the Milk Carton Boat Races, and the Bed Races down Front Street in downtown Traverse City. The population of the area increases dramatically around this time.

[Jodie Walker, 07/30/2000]

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