40th Annual Blueberry Arts Festival
First Weekend of August – July 31-August 2, 2015
Applications for vendors are available beginning the first Friday of May each year.
All 2014 vendors will be notified on May 1, 2015 that applications are available. Booths are filled on a first come – first served basis after all returning vendors have confirmed their space. Questions? Call Shelley at 225.2211.
Want to win $500 and fame & glory? Create the 40th Annual Blueberry Arts Festival Logo!
2014 Schedule of Events
FRIDAY, AUGUST 1st
2pm – BLUEBERRY PET & DOLL PARADE. Sponsored by Community Connections Early Learning Program. Open to kids of all ages! Dress up your favorite pets and dolls and meet in the city parking at the corner of Grant St and Main St. Our escorts, the Ketchikan Fire Department Pipes & Drums, will lead us to the new Fire Department for cookies provided by Wells Fargo and the Ketchikan Volunteer Fire Department.
3pm – DEADLINE for Best Blueberry Dish Contest, Main Street Gallery, 330 Main Street (entries served at exhibit opening reception)
5-7pm – BLUEBERRY ART EXHIBIT OPENING, Main Street Gallery, 330 Main Street
7:30pm – CANCELED!!! - 17th ANNUAL GIGGLEFEET DANCE FESTIVAL, Schoenbar Middle School Commons.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 2nd
8am – REGISTRATION OPENS FOR FUN RUN: Front of Police Station, Grant & Main.
9am – FUN RUN: 1- Mile Children’s Run (12 & under) and 5K Walkers, Presented by Ketchikan Running Club
9:30am – FUN RUN: 5K & 10K, Presented by the Ketchikan Runners Club
9:30am – SLUG WEIGH-IN for the Big Slug Contest! (12 & under) Methodist Church parking lot, Presented by the Alaska Department of Fish & Game with prizes from Ketch-i-kreatures!
10am-5pm – BOOTHS OPEN! Vendor list will be posted after June 25th!
10am-5pm – BLUEBERRY ART EXHIBIT ON DISPLAY, Main Street Gallery, 330 Main Street
10:30am – SLUG RACE (12 & under) , Methodist Church parking lot, Sponsored by Alaska Department of Fish & Game with prizes from Ketch-i-kreatures!
11-2pm – INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO, On Main Street in front of the Main Street Gallery.
11:30am – PIE-EATING CONTEST, Methodist Church parking lot. Thank you Bar Harbor Restaurant for the pies!
12-12:30pm – PEANUT BUTTER JELLY FISH SING-A-LONG with Peggy Hovik, Methodist Church parking lot.
1pm SPELLING BEE with Alonso Escalante, Methodist Church Sanctuary. Kid & Adult categories!
1-4pm – BATTLE OF THE BANDS, Methodist Church parking lot.
2pm – TRIVIA CONTEST with Tom LeCompte, Methodist Church Sanctuary. Kid & Adult categories!
1-3pm – KETCHIKAN’S CREATIVE DOWNPOUR: A COMMUNITY ART PROJECT, Main Street Gallery. Everyone is invited to contribute to a community art piece!
3pm – GREAT BLUEBERRY BALL ROLL, Main Street, Presented by Ketchikan Youth Court. Purchase your blueberry ball at the KYC’s booth.
4pm – BLUEBERRY BEARD & MUSTACHE CONTEST, Mike’s Elbow Room. Can your facial hair compete for Best Artistic Presentation, Wild Man or People’s Choice?
SUNDAY, AUGUST 3rd
3pm – ANNUAL RICHARD BRAUGHTIGAN, LILLIAN FERENCE AND DICK WHITTAKER MEMORIAL TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA POETRY SLAM AND DOLLY VARDEN VILLANELLE CONTEST, New York Cafe, Hosted by Tom Fowler, Sponsored by Soho Coho Gallery, Chinook & Co., and Parnassus Books. Kids poetry slam kicks it off at 3pm!
7:30pm – CANCELED!!! – 17th ANNUAL GIGGLEFEET DANCE FESTIVAL, Schoenbar Middle School Commons.
Please join us in thanking our sponsors for the
2014 Blueberry Arts Festival:
2014 Pet & Doll Parade Sponsor:
Community Connections Early Learning Program
Want to become a sponsor? Call Kathleen! 225.2211
Blueberry Arts Festival Events:
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