Thursday, August 11, 2016

2016 Elderberry Festival This Weekend



    The Fairhope Museum will host the 8th annual Elderberry Festival at the Fairhope Museum of History on Saturday August 13, 2016. Festivities begin at 10:00am with demonstrations, tastings, a pie-eating contest, music and more throughout the day. The music will once again be from the Kracker Dan Band performing from 11 to 2.

     The public is invited to submit their favorite elderberry pies, cakes, breads, jams, jellies and juice as well as other elder-flower creations for the Elderberry Cook-off Contest. The deadline to submit elderberry goodies is 5:00 pm on Friday August 12.

“The elderberry is essentially a lowland weed, but it is prevalent in Baldwin County and it’s been used for generations to cook with, for wine, and for folk medicine remedies,” said Museum Director Donnie Barrett. “Decades ago, the elderberry was celebrated in Fairhope, and we’re happy to bring it back to its rightful place of prominence.”
     This event is free and open to the public. For further information, contact the museum at (251) 929-1471.

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