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Sixth Annual Alyeska Blueberry Festival August 10 and 11, 2013

Alyeska Resort hosts its annual Blueberry Festival on August 10 & 11 with family activities, culinary delights and free live music

July 30, 2013 (Girdwood, AK) – The key ingredient to Alyeska Resort’s popular summer festival is rapidly blooming throughout the valley just in time for the sixth annual Alyeska Blueberry Festival, scheduled for August 10 and 11, 2013. The family‐friendly outdoors festival will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. each day. Admission to the festival is free.

Held in the beautiful grounds surrounding The Hotel Alyeska pond courtyard, the festival continues to grow in size and attendance each summer. At the heart of the festival are the vibrant arts, crafts and food booths featuring local artists and chefs. Under the main stage, there will be free performances by national and local musicians as well as a Blueberry Beer & Wine Garden for guests ages 21 and over.

Dedicated for kids of all ages, many of the featured activities at the festival are geared for hands‐on fun and playing with Alaska’s favorite berry. The resort will be offering chairlift rides on Chair 7 to help guests access blueberry patches and lower‐mountain trails for exploration. There will be a small fee and minimum height restrictions for riding the chairlift. There will also be opportunities for children to foray for berries in the courtyard area with Alyeska Resort’s mascot, Mogul Moose.

The popular pie‐eating contest has been expanded to include both kids and adults competing for great prizes. For the at‐home chef, festival goers are encouraged to participate in the Blueberry Creations Contest. Submissions will be accepted during festival hours on Saturday and Sunday. The contest judging will take place at 5:00 pm on Sunday, August 11 and the panel of judges includes the top talent in Alyeska’s culinary team.

The Hotel Alyeska is offering special Blueberry Festival packages starting at $339 per night. Packages include one‐night’s accommodation in a deluxe room, $50 resort credit, breakfast for each adult and tram tickets for the whole family. Packages can be booked by calling hotel reservations at 907‐754‐2111 or online at AlyeskaResort.com.

About Alyeska Resort (www.alyeskaresort.com)

Alyeska Resort is Alaska’s premier destination featuring the luxurious Hotel Alyeska. Alyeska stands out during ski season, known for steep lines and over 650” of snow annually. With 1,400 skiable acres, 73 named runs and nine lifts include the 60‐passenger scenic Aerial Tram, Alyeska operates one of the longest ski seasons in North America. Come summer season, Alyeska Resort transforms into a verdant playground featuring nature trails for hiking and biking that start right from the hotel. Located at the gateway to the Kenai Peninsula, home to world‐class fishing, and within close proximity to three national parks – Denali, Kenai Fjords and Wrangell‐St. Elias, Alyeska Resort makes the perfect adventure base camp. For more information visit AlyeskaResort.com or call 800‐880‐3880.

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