38th Annual Blueberry Arts Festival
First Weekend of August – August 2-4, 2013
Be Part of Blueberry 2013!
BOOTHS! Booth applications available here! This is an online form and will give you the opportunity to pay with a credit card through PayPal. If paying by cash or check, payment must be received at the Arts Council within 7 days of your online application.
If you prefer to hand write your application, please click here to download a printable form.
Vendors from last year have until June 21st to reclaim their spaces. At that point, we’ll fill in the available spaces based on the applications we’ve received – first come, first served.
TSHIRTS! Congratulations to Cindi Lagoudakis, the 2013 logo design winner! Cindi’s “Berry Night” will showcased soon!
CULINARY ARTISTS! Is your art more along the edible kind? Test Ketchikan’s taste buds with an entry for the Best Blueberry Dish. Blueberry concoctions need to be brought to the Main Street Gallery at 330 Main by 3 pm on the Friday prior to the first Saturday of August. Dishes are shared with gallery visitors and the panel of judges! And of course… FABULOUS PRIZES! No pre-registration required.
MUSICIANS! Are you ready for Battle of the Bands? All musicians – from pros to those of you singing in the shower – can get their 15 minutes of fame on the Blueberry stage! Cash prizes, fame and glory.
POETS! Share your original work or new favorites at the annual Richard Brautigan and Dick Whitaker Memorial Trout Fishing in America Poetry Slam
Schedule of Events
FRIDAY, AUGUST 2nd
2pm – BLUEBERRY PET & DOLL PARADE, Grant/Main St. to Mission St./Library, 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 Children’s Library for juice and cookies provided by the Friends of the Library.
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 – 16th ANNUAL GIGGLEFEET DANCE FESTIVAL, Kayhi Auditorium. For tickets: 225-4792/firstcityplayers.org. Thank you to our partners, Ketchikan Theatre Ballet and First City Players!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3rd
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
10am-5pm – BOOTHS OPEN!
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
11:30am - PIE-EATING CONTEST, Methodist Church lot
12-5pm – BATTLE OF THE BANDS, Methodist Church lot
1pm – SPELLING BEE, Church Sanctuary
2pm – TRIVIA CONTEST, Church Sanctuary, Presented by Friends of the Library
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 4th
3pm – ANNUAL RICHARD BRAUGHTIGAN AND DICK WHITTAKER MEMORIAL TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA POETRY SLAM
7:30pm – 16th ANNUAL GIGGLEFEET DANCE FESTIVAL, Kayhi Auditorium For tickets: 225-4792/firstcityplayers.org
Please join us in thanking our sponsors for the
2012 Blueberry Arts Festival:
2012 Battle of the Bands sponsor:
2012 Pet & Doll Parade Sponsor:
Community Connections Early Learning Program
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