Join us for a celebration of the lush blueberry season. This family-oriented outdoors event features FREE live music headlined by HOPE SOCIAL CLUB, berry picking, local arts and crafts booths, tasty blueberry treats, beer and wine garden, hiking and biking, pie eating contest, blueberry creations contest and more! Whether you're in the mood for funnel cake or fine art, our local vendors will have what you're looking for.
Pie Eating Contest - Saturday, 1:30 - 2:45pm and Sunday, 2:15 - 3:30pm
How fast can you eat a blueberry pie? No hands! Open to both kids and adults. $5 entry fee. Saturday & Sunday.
Free Chairlift Rides on Bear Cub Quad (All Day) & Chair 7 (3 - 6pm)
Take the easy way up the hill to find the best berry stashes! Bear Cub Quad will be open for foot traffic starting at 12pm; park at the Daylodge and take the chairlift to the festival. Chair 7 will open at 3pm for access to berry picking! (Please note: Chair 7 rides will off-load at the midway point. Minimum height restrictions will apply. Must be 40" or taller.)
New! Save your lift ticket and redeem it this winter for a deal on ski lessons! If you've never skied before, this deal is for you: 3 lessons, including lift and rental, for just $129!
Blueberry Creations Contest - Sunday at 1pm
Whip up a sweet or savory treat featuring blueberries to win great prizes and bragging rights. Drop off submissions at the Information Tent. Judging will take place at 1pm.
Run Wild 1K & 5K Fun Run
Sunday. Signups at 10:30 am, race starts at 11 am on the Nordic Loop.
Please, leave your dogs at home!
11:30 - 12:45 Jessica Meuse
1 - 2:30 Mario Carboni
2:45 - 4 Julia Issac
4:15 - 5:30 Chicago Farmer
5:45 - 7:30 Hope Social Club
11:30 - 12:45 Ava Earl Duo
3:00 - 4:15 Chicago Farmer
4:30 - 5:45 Jessica Meuse
6:00 - 7:45 Hope Social Club
Jess Meuse was a Top 4 National Finalist on season 13 of American Idol, and she was the first Idol competitor to perform her own original song during the finals. She is from Slapout, Alabama, and has been singing and performing since age 10. She is currently at work on her debut album, and plays the guitar, piano and classical violin. Listen Now >
Hope Social Club
The Hope Social Club is a band whose beginnings originated in and around the small town of Girdwood. Melissa Mitchell and Spiff lived in the same building and although neither remembers the very first time they jammed, the town of Girdwood gave them plenty of opportunity to hear each other play. Quickly, they became more familiar with each others songs and with easygoing style and effortless harmonies it was a natural fit and a not so random partnership. The rest of the band met there over the last 15 years and sitting in on each others sets became the norm. Hope Social Club is Melissa Mitchell, Spiff, Aaron Benolkin, Tim Haren, Tony Restivo, and Rik Nielsen. Listen Now >