Braham was named the “Homemade Pie Capital of Minnesota” by Gov. Rudy Perpich in 1990. The fame for pie began in the 1930s and 40s when folks would drive to their lake homes, taking the “shortcut to Duluth through Braham.” After driving from the Twin Cities, they would stop at the Park Café for pie and coffee.
Pie Day began in July of 1990 as a pie and ice cream social, funded by a Celebrate Minnesota tourism grant. In 1992 the date changed to the first Friday in August. The event has grown to include crafter’s, small quilts display, recycled pie tin art contest, antique bicycle and car show. Tusen Tack’s fashion show, performances, and demonstrations from folk artists, storytellers, and musicians. There are also pie baking and pie eating contests, as well as a pie trivia contest. Braham Pie Day and Park Café serve over 1100 homemade and artisan pies that one day!!