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August 27, 2021 @ 6:00 PM vs. Reading

The Maine Whoopie Pies will return to action in 2021!

After a successful debut in 2019, the Portland Sea Dogs will once again transform into the Maine Whoopie Pies, presented by Trademark Federal Credit Union. The name change is in celebration of the official state treat of Maine: the whoopie pie!

The Maine Whoopie Pies have partnered with Wicked Whoopies and the Maine Whoopie Pie Festival, which takes place at the Piscataquis Valley Fairgrounds in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine on Saturday, October 2nd.

The first 1,000 fans to enter the ballpark will receive a whoopie pie fanny pack. And of course, there will be plenty of whoopie pies from Wicked Whoopies for fans to enjoy.

THE ORIGIN
A whoopie pie is two round chocolate cake-like cookies with a sweet, creamy filling or frosting sandwiched between them. Many places claim to be the birthplace of the whoopie pie including Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. The whoopie pie has been a favorite of Mainer's for nearly a century, with the first whoopie pie in Maine being served by Labadie's Bakery in Lewiston in 1925. The Maine State Legislature named the whoopie pie the official state treat in 2011. The world's largest whoopie pie, weighing over 1,000 pounds, was made in South Portland in 2011.

THE TREND
In recent years, many Minor League teams have temporarily adopted the identity of food items that are unique or popular in their region. Some of the teams have included the Fresno Tacos, Pawtucket Hot Wieners, and Trenton Pork Rolls.

In 2017, the Reading Fightin Phils became the Reading Whoopies, as many people claim that the whoopie pie originated in Pennsylvania's Americana Region. So, when the Maine Whoopie Pies take on Reading on August 27th at Hadlock Field they'll be playing for more than just a Northeast League win…they'll be playing for the right to claim the whoopie pie for their region (at least for the day).