The Fairhope Museum of History is hosting the 9th annual Fairhope Elderberry Festival Saturday, August 12, 2017. Fans of the humble yet delicious elderberry will enjoy demonstrations, tastings, a pie-eating contest, music and more!
Elderberries. They may not get much press but the elderberry fruit is a pretty amazing thing. Did you know that the elderberry has five times more antioxidants than the blueberry? It’s true. Elderberries are also said to be effective in calming a cough. Test indicate that elderberries can even promote bone health, eliminate excess cholesterol, and reduce wrinkles.
Another positive effect of elderberries, perhaps the most exciting one, is the annual Fairhope Elderberry Festival.
Fairhope has a long history with elderberries and has held an annual festival in the berry’s honor since 2008. Each passing year has only seen the festival grow bigger and more popular.
And why not?
Elderberry cakes, butters, pies, jellies, and tortes! Elderberry salads, juices, breads, cobblers, and syrups! There is even elderberry ice-cream, jello, and elderberry wine!
All these amazing creations and many more will be a part of the Elderberry Cook-off Contest. Come sip, sup, and sample the offerings and vote for your favorite, then go back for more! Dieters be warned: admit defeat now or simply stay as far away from Fairhope on August 12th as you can!
The Fairhope Elderberry Festival even sees medicinal and decorative uses for elderberries and elder-flowers. Beyond all the delicious food, Fairhope’s Elderberry Festival also provides lectures and demonstrations. People have used elderberries in folk remedies for time out of mind and now you’ll be able to learn more about them in-depth, as well as how to make many elderberry dishes.
Entertainment will once again be provided by the fabulous Kracker Dan Band, whose lively period music is bound to keep your toes a-tapping. The festival also includes a good, old-fashioned Elderberry Pie-Eating Contest, an Elderberry Queen pageant, art vendors on the museum lawn, and much more!
The Fairhope Elderberry Festival is free and open to the public – so what are you waiting for? Don’t miss it!
Fairhope Elderberry Festival
August 12th, 2017 – 10am to 4pm
Fairhope Museum of History
24 N Section St, Fairhope, AL 36532
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