The key ingredient to Alyeska Resort’s popular summer festival is rapidly blooming throughout the valley just in time for the sixth annual Alyeska Blueberry Festival, scheduled for August 10 and 11. The family‐friendly outdoors festival will be held from 12pm until 8pm each day. Admission to the festival is free.
Alyeska Resort is just 40 miles south of Anchorage, Alaska in the town of Girdwood.
Held in the beautiful grounds surrounding The Hotel Alyeska pond courtyard, the festival continues to grow in size and attendance each summer. At the heart of the festival are the vibrant arts, crafts and food booths featuring local artists and chefs. Under the main stage, there will be free performances by national and local musicians as well as a Blueberry Beer & Wine Garden for guests ages 21 and over.
Dedicated for kids of all ages, many of the featured activities at the festival are geared for hands‐on fun and playing with Alaska’s favorite berry. The resort will be offering chairlift rides on Chair 7 to help guests access blueberry patches and lower‐mountain trails for exploration. There will be a small fee and minimum height restrictions for riding the chairlift. There will also be opportunities for children to foray for berries in the courtyard area with Alyeska Resort’s mascot, Mogul Moose.
The popular pie‐eating contest has been expanded to include both kids and adults competing for great prizes. For the at‐home chef, festival goers are encouraged to participate in the Blueberry Creations Contest. Submissions will be accepted during festival hours on Saturday and Sunday. The contest judging will take place at 5pm on Sunday, August 11 and the panel of judges includes the top talent in Alyeska’s culinary team.
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 www.alyeskaresort.com.
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