Fogo Island Partridgeberry Harvest Festival 2019
The Fogo Island Partridgeberry Harvest Festival will be taking place over Thanksgiving weekend, October 11th, 12th and 13th 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 by local people throughout the weekend, many local vendors with so much handmade crafts, sweets, and beautiful jams/jellies, pickles and partridgeberry jam tarts.
Our 2019 Featured artist is Fabric Artist Jennifer Brett!
Schedule of Events 2019
On the night of Friday, October 11th Bangbelly will be hosting a 3-course family style dinner, with live entertainment, to be held at 7 pm. Ticket prices will be updated when available.
At the arena during festival hours there will be Craft and Harvest Display tables as well as exciting to see Food demonstrations by Executive Chefs and local cooks throughout the weekend.
This year we are focusing on a project called “Save the Bees Auction” and we encourage all artists to enter an item for Auction! More information to follow.
Plus a Bee Keeper on site will be educating us on the importance of saving the bees.
This year we’d like to encourage a thanksgiving kindness gesture of “Paying it Forward” throughout the weekend. For example: buy someone a coffee, food, or even admission fees. All good gestures go a long ways.
NEW, NEW, NEW…….. this year we’d like to ask young and the young at heart to help decorate the Arena with Scarecrows. As we will be having a SCARECROW COMPETITION FOR THIS YEARS EVENT!!! They should be colourful and happy scary!!! All ages are encouraged to participate.
Craft and Harvest competition winners will be announced Sunday.
Lots of vendors with some of the best craftsmanship in the world will be at the Fogo Island Iceberg Arena. Along with lots of good food and fun for one and all. Various raffle draws will be happening on both days. There will be a Kids Activities tent with lots of fun things for our children to make and take with them to remember this years festival by. The Fogo Island Partridgeberry Harvest Festival will have a vegetable stand with fresh grown produce. A Harvest and Crafts Competitions will be taking place this year as it has in previous years. As always there will be live local entertainment throughout the day.
The Festival is funded through donations from 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 send an email using this form.
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.
Here are some places to stay on Fogo Island:
Brimstone B & B
Cabin by the Canal
Oceanview Cottage Rental
The Old Salt Box Co
Payne’s Efficiency Units
Penney’s Vacation Home
Tickle View Inn
Tilting Harbour B & B