6th Annual Fogo Island Partridgeberry Harvest Festival 2013 PDF Print E-mail

 

Thanksgiving Weekend
October 12th and October 13th 
at the Fogo Island Iceberg Arena

 

The 6th annual Partridgeberry Harvest Festival

The Fogo Island Partridgeberry Harvest Festival will be taking place over Thanksgiving weekend, October 12th and 13th at the Iceberg Arena. Hours are Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 12pm to 5pm. Admission is only $3 per day!

This Festival is a celebration of local food and crafts with Partridgeberry and Harvest themes, Farmers and Crafts Marketplace and of course delicious foods to eat. A berry-based menu is in the works again.

The Children’s tent will delight all ages with games and projects... stay tuned for details!

Come and enjoy the all day Kitchen Party with music, storytelling, informative presentations, and on Sunday, a finale by the Outport Square Dancers! Bring your whole family to Fogo Island and celebrate the Heritage of this outport community with us.

For Festival guidelines, vendor applications, and competition information please click on the corresponding links to the left... COMING SOON.

Also, residents of Fogo Island and Change Islands will receive this information in the mail starting the week of September 2nd.

The Festival is funded completely through donations from Building Communities through Arts and Heritage, local businesses, and citizens. If you would like to make a donation towards our event, please contact Pauline Brown, Fogo Island Partridgeberry Harvest Festival Director at 709-658-7256 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

For more information contact Pauline Brown at 709-658-7256 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

2008 Festival Story

Fogo Island is the home of the Partridgeberry Harvest Festival – a celebration of the islands berry bests! The barrens of Fogo Island are covered in partridgeberries, as well as many other types of berries, and islanders felt is was time to celebrate their good fortune.

“The festival empowered people to see viable economic opportunities for themselves using Island grown berries and vegetables, which is what we set out to do,” says Jonathan Briggs who helped organize last year’s festival.

Produced and run entirely by volunteers, the Partridgeberry Festival was a huge success. There were over 120 entries for the bake-off, produce and arts and crafts competitions. “The standard in all categories was very high and there is clearly a huge amount of talent just waiting to be released here,” says Briggs.

 

2013 Festival Plans

Entertainment, demonstrations and health talks also took center stage throughout the festival. Festival planning for 2013 is in full swing, and this year we are planning new activities and events, and anticipate even more community interest.