7th Annual Blueberry Festival, The Most Fun you can Have with Blueberries in Alaska
Blueberries, Mother Nature’s homemade fruit snacks grow right here in our back yard. These delectable little treats are perfect for pancakes, baked goods or, how I prefer them, in the raw for snacking. 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 7th Annual Blueberry Festival August 9 and 10 in the hotel courtyard. This family friendly event features FREE live music from noon – 8 pm, events, arts & craft vendors, food vendors, cooking demonstrations and everyone’s favorite, the beer and wine garden. Both days at Blueberry Festival will feature the ever popular pie eating contest for both kids and adults!
Alyeska will be holding the inaugural Blueberry 6k run on Saturday, August 9 to be held on the Girdwood Nordic Trail loop located at The Hotel Alyeska. Registration for this FREE race can be done on the morning of from 9 – 9:55 a.m. and a registration tent will be set up at the beginning of the trail. The race will start promptly at 10 a.m. For more information on the 7th Annual Blueberry Festival please visit the calendar of events next time you check out www.alyeskaresort.com for details on the weekend’s bands and events.