8th Annual Fogo Island Partridgeberry Harvest Festival 2015 PDF Print E-mail

 

Thanksgiving Weekend
October 10th and 11th 
at the Fogo Island Iceberg Arena

The 8th annual Partridgeberry Harvest Festival


 

The Fogo Island Partridgeberry Harvest Festival will be taking place over Thanksgiving weekend, October 10th and 11th at the Iceberg Arena. Hours are Saturday 11am to 6pm and Sunday 1pm 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.

 

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.