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Alyeska Resort Celebrates Blueberry Season with Family Fun & Free Live Music
July 23, 2014, (Girdwood, AK) – All over the Glacier Valley blueberry plants are starting to bloom with world-famous Alaskan blueberries, the featured ingredient in Alyeska Resort’s Seventh Annual Blueberry Festival. Scheduled for August 9 and 10, 2014, the festival will be held in the beautiful grounds surrounding The Hotel Alyeska pond courtyard from 11:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. each day with free admission.
Blueberry Festival attracts thousands of people to the Girdwood valley, from visiting guests of the hotel to local Alaskans from around the state. There will be arts, crafts and food booths featuring local artists and chefs and free performances by Alaskan musicians Rick Brooks, Nellie Clay and Cody Keim, T. James & the Hot Strangs and Super Saturated Sugar Strings under the main stage.
Alyeska Resort’s talented culinary team will host hands-on cooking demonstrations though out the weekend and share techniques to cooking with blueberries. The event will also feature a beer garden on the Columbia Patio, serving blueberry-themed wines and liquors as well as blueberry-infused champagne from event sponsor Veuve Clicquot for those 21 and over.
Festival goers are encouraged to pick wild blueberries in the Chair 7 area both days of the event. Alyeska Resort will be running Chair 7 from 3 P.M. to 6 P.M. to give families easy access to blueberry patches higher up on the mountain without a strenuous hike.
The popular pie-eating contest challenges both children and adults alike to beat competitors by being the first to finish a blueberry pie prepared by Alyeska pastry chefs. Great prizes are up for grabs and competitors can sign up in person before the event starts.
The Hotel Alyeska is offering special Blueberry Festival packages starting at $339 per night. Packages include one-night’s accommodation in a deluxe room, $50 resort credit, breakfast for each adult and tram tickets for the whole family. Packages can be booked by calling hotel reservations at 907-754-2111 or online at AlyeskaResort.com.
A complete schedule of activities and events for Blueberry Festival is available online at www.alyeskaresort.com.
About Alyeska Resort (www.AlyeskaResort.com)
Alyeska Resort is Alaska's premier year-round destination featuring The Hotel Alyeska, an award-winning 304 room full-service property. Located just 40 miles from Anchorage and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Alyeska Resort is your base camp for summer and winter excursions. Alyeska Resort stands out during ski season with 650” of average snowfall annually and the longest-continuous double black diamond ski run in North America. Learn more about the resort and plan your Alaskan adventure at www.AlyeskaResort.com