Blueberries, Mother Nature’s fruit snack grown right here in our back yard. These delectable little treats are perfect for pancakes, baked goods or, how I prefer them, in the raw right off the plant while I’m on a hike. They’re a staple to our summers in this beautiful state and you can always tell when the bears have been scarfing them down. Yes, the blueberry is an awesome little super food that packs a powerful punch of antioxidants, vitamin K and Riboflavin (which helps you metabolize fats, carbohydrates and proteins) besides just being delicious.
To celebrate blueberry season being upon us Alyeska Resort is hosting the 9th Annual Blueberry Festival August 20 and 21 in the hotel courtyard. This family friendly event features FREE live music from noon – 8 pm headlined by Grant Farm, events, over 50 craft vendors and food vendors, and everyone’s favorite, the beer and wine garden. Both days at Blueberry Festival will feature the very popular pie eating contest for both kids and adults, front and center in front of the stage. Sunday morning, bring your running shoes for the Blueberry Stomp run. The event is free to run and is always a good time, plus the Ice Cream Shop has a cone for every runner!
BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL MUSIC SCHEDULE
Saturday -August 20
11:00am-12:00pm – Emma Hill Duo
12:30-1:30pm – Small Souls
2:00-3:15pm – Pie Eating Contest in front of stage
3:30-4:30pm – Hannah Yoter & Silas Hoffman Duo
5:00-6:30pm – GRANT FARM
Sitzmark Bar & Grill:
8:45-9:30pm – Hannah Yoter & Silas Hoffman
9:45pm – 1:00am – GRANT FARM
Sunday – August 21
11:30am-12:30pm – Braided River Band
12:45-2:00pm – Mario Carboni
1:15-2:30pm – Pie Eating Contest in front of stage
3:00-4:00pm – Nellie Clay & John Calvin Abney Duo
4:30-7:00 pm – GRANT FARM
Join the late night crowd for a free after party on Saturday, August 20th hosted at the Sitzmark Bar & Grill with headlining band Grant Farm! The Boulder, Colorado based band is a mix of Americana/Blues and rock who has built a growing fan base on the nation’s club and festival scene since its founding in 2009 by vocalist and National Flatpicking Guitar Champion Tyler Grant. Built on the fundamentals of love, family, and music, the band is a sure bet for fans of high-energy, authentic artists as diverse as Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell, and Phish. Comprised of zany, creative and highly musical comrades, Grant Farm members include Grant (aka “The Champ”), Adrian “Ace” Engfer (bass and vocals), Sean “Magic” Macaulay (drums) and Kevin “Money” McHugh on keyboards. Also from the festival, the Sitzmark will have Hannah Yoter & Silas Hoffman perform an opening set.