7th Annual Fogo Island Partridgeberry Harvest Festival 2014 PDF Print E-mail

 

Thanksgiving Weekend
October 11th and October 12th 
at the Fogo Island Iceberg Arena

 

The 7th annual Partridgeberry Harvest Festival

The Fogo Island Partridgeberry Harvest Festival will be taking place over Thanksgiving weekend, October 11th and 12th at the Iceberg Arena. Hours are Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 12pm to 6pm.

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.

Many exciting things happen at out festival such as Celebrating our Communities and Culture!

Great food, wonderful music, demonstrations all weekend by our local artisans guild, our Featured Artist 2014, many local vendors with so much handmade crafts, sweets, and beautiful jams/jellies, pickles and partridgeberry jam tarts.

This years festival will feature our Islands future......our children!

This festival has just been featured on the National Geographic Website as one of the top Fall places to go! Click here to view.

== UPDATE! ==

This year's Festival will be joined by Five Chefs from CHEFS COME TO THE EDGE II: A GATHERING OF CHEFS AT THE EDGE OF THE EARTH. These fine chefs will be at the Festival whipping up some tasty treats! For more information visit Fogo Island Inn's Event's page.

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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.