Schedule 2016

Thursday, July 14 from 5:00pm to 9:30pm & Friday, July 15 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm & Saturday, July 16 from 11:00am to 5:00pm

Gala Berry Dinner

Thursday, July 14

Gala Berry Dinner⬈

Farmer’s Market

Friday, July 15

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to  Ima Blueberry hover to see more infoIma BlueberryVisit with IMA Blueberry, Oregon Berry coloring sheets, bean bag toss, face painting, and more!

Saturday, July 16

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to  Ima Blueberry hover to see more infoIma BlueberryVisit with IMA Blueberry, Oregon Berry coloring sheets, bean bag toss, face painting, and more!

BluesBerry Main Stage

Friday, July 15

Festival Welcome!

Dave Mullany hover to see more infoDave MullanyDave Mullany has played in top NYC clubs and studios and opened shows for the likes of Muddy Waters and Jerry Garcia. In 1991, Mullany moved to Portland and began focusing on acoustic blues, and he continues to play and teach in the Pacific Northwest. He has released a solo CD and two instructional DVDs and has begun work on his second CD. Read more⬈

Tallulah’s Daddy hover to see more infoTallulah's DaddyTallulah’s Daddy plays fun, energetic, interactive acoustic music for kids and families. Read more.⬈

New Seasons Culinary Demo hover to see more infoNew Seasons MarketCooking with berries New Seasons Market Culinary Demo - sample recipe Read more⬈

Karl Smiley hover to see more infoKarl SmileyProviding home grown, free range, organic, rootsy Americana and folky blues for 50 years. Read more⬈

Oregon Berries Culinary Demohover to see more infoHeather Arndt AndersonCulinary historian Heather Arndt Anderson will provide a lively discussion on the history of berry-growing in Oregon, while preparing a 100 year-old recipe from The Portland Women’s Exchange Cook Book(1913). She is a culinary historian and food writer. She has authored three books and is a contributing writer to the Portland Mercury, Narratively, and Remedy Quarterly. Read more⬈

Gabriel Surley hover to see more infoGabriel SurleyA born storyteller and self-described ‘epiphany addict” Gabriel users warm dynamic rhythms and beats that bring people to dance and express themselves. Bring people together with art and storytelling is adriving focus of his music. Percussive guitar playing and fingerstyle picking are two very defining features. Read more⬈

Festival Wrap Up

Saturday, July 16

Festival Welcome!

Wilhelmina hover to see more infoWilhelmina FrankZerdaWilhelmina is a new acoustic artist, musician, and composer whose compositions reflect a little Irish, Scottish, Old-Time, Bluegrass, Country, and Pop music. Wilhelmina’s musical journey led her to be the Oregon State Fiddle Contest Junior Champion, and the National Twin Fiddle Champion at age 15. This year, she is excited to release her first album of all original music titled FLIGHT featuring The Bee Eaters and a collection of other musicians. Read more⬈

Oregon Blueberry Commission Cooking Demo hover to see more infoAaron GuerraOregon Blueberry CommissionChef Aaron Guerra will be cooking with blueberries! Aaron Guerra is a Certified Executive Chef and also a Certified Dietary Manager who graduated the Le Cordon Bleu program in 2001 and began working at Western Culinary Institute in 2002. Prior to his culinary education, Aaron worked for the Radisson Hotel in Sacramento, California for six years, during which time he worked with celebrity Chef Martin Yan on 63 shows on Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Thailand. Aaron took over as Executive Chef for The Restaurant at the Historic Reserve, in Vancouver Washington in 2004 and during his time at the restaurant helped implement and establish the Northwest Culinary Institute (NCI) in the historic area of Vancouver Washington. Aaron was the Banquet Sous Chef for Spirit Mountain Casino and a Lead Cook in their Cedar Plank Buffet, which is the largest in the Northwest. Active in the American Culinary Federation’s ProChefs of Oregon (CCSO) chapter, Aaron is currently an Industry chef evaluator for post-secondary schools on the west coast and a certified ACE (Accredited Culinary Evaluator) for ACF National which evaluates culinary school programs and working chef’s getting their accreditation and certifications. Aaron spends his free time doing charity events, melon and ice carving, food demos, playing basketball and learning the Native American flute. Read more⬈

Olive Rootbeer & Dingo Dizmal hover to see more infoOlive Rootbeer & Dingo DizmalThe dynamic duo that brings you stories, songs, love, laughter, balloons and all kinds of shenanigans! Read more at Facebook.⬈

Oregon’s Best Blackberry Pie Contest & Demo hover to see more infoTo be determined. Read more⬈

Mo Phillips hover to see more infoMo PhillipsMo Phillips writes songs from his secret ninja laboratory in the Portland, Oregon. This is music built for kids and parents alike! Mo sings about things whole families can appreciate. A fine, distilled blend of Americana, Soul and Blues, while not being afraid of a poppy hook or straight rockin’ out. Read more⬈

Unstable Atmospheres hover to see more infoGabriel Surley and Unstable AtmospheresUnstable Atmospheres in an American indie ambient art rock band based out of Portland, Oregon. The front man and found of Unstable Atmosphere is Gabriel Surley. Read more⬈

Festival Wrap Up

Healthy Berry Stage

Friday, July 15

Cooking Demonstration with Chef Emily Squadra hover to see more infoChef Emily SquadraJoin Chef Emily as she creates a layered coconut rice pudding parfait with hazelnuts, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. This dairy free, gluten free treat will be sweetened with blackberry honey. Read more⬈

HANDS ON Berry Science for Kids with OMSIhover to see more infoOMSI Join Rebecca Reilly, Food Science Educator from the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry for some hands on exploration of berry science! Activities will take place in the nearby Children’s Booth – there will be art based projects to explore all types of berries for kids of all ages . For older children, activities will include extracting DNA from strawberries and using berry juice as a pH indicator. Read more⬈

Swarm Portland presents Ideas for Garden & Patio Pollinator Patcheshover to see more infoSwarm PortlandWe’ve all heard the news that populations of bees and other beneficial pollinators are declining. So many of the foods we enjoy – including berries – are made possible by our bees. This info session focuses on some simple things we can each do to provide small patches of habitat that provide pollen and nectar for bees. Ideas for planning a Pollinator Patch includes both larger garden areas and smaller patio/porch pots. Read more⬈

Monica Maggio: Grown Your Own Happy, Healthy Blueberrieshover to see more infoMonica Maggio Join Monica Maggio, Fruit Growing Expert from Core Home Fruit as she explores seasonal care for blueberries. Learn everything the home gardener needs to help blueberries survive and thrive in a backyard environment. Topics covered will include planting, pruning, fertilizing, water, soil and more. Monica is a local fruit-growing expert who’s mission for more than 10 years has been to harness and cultivate her inner plant nerd in ways that benefit the greater Pacific NW community. As an OSU and WSU Master Gardener instructor, former Arboretum Manager for the Home Orchard Society, and current owner of Core Home Fruit, she has seen firsthand how people take better care of plants once they know they can eat them! Read more⬈

Saturday, July 16

Swarm Portland presents Ideas for Garden & Patio Pollinator Patches hover to see more infoSwarm Portland We’ve all heard the news that populations of bees and other beneficial pollinators are declining. So many of the foods we enjoy – including berries – are made possible by our bees. This info session focuses on some simple things we can each do to provide small patches of habitat that provide pollen and nectar for bees. Ideas for planning a Pollinator Patch includes both larger garden areas and smaller patio/porch pots. Read more⬈

Cooking Demonstration with Karuna Di Maria on behalf of Community Well-thhover to see more infoKaruna Di MariaJoin Karuna Di Maria as she demonstrates how to create fresh berry salsa! Karuna is a nutritionist and health advocate with a Masters of Science in Nutrition from the National College of Natural Medicine. A Bay Area native, Karuna’s passion for nutrition was enriched by living abroad in Asia and Europe. She is inspired by nutritional medicine and the power of healing through a whole foods, plant based diet. When she is not in the kitchen, Karuna loves to garden and spend time in the natural world.Read more⬈

HANDS ON Berry Science for Kids with OMSI hover to see more infoOMSIJoin Rebecca Reilly, Food Science Educator from the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry for some hands on exploration of berry science! Activities will take place in the nearby Children’s Booth – there will be art based projects to explore all types of berries for kids of all ages . For older children, activities will include extracting DNA from strawberries and using berry juice as a pH indicator. Read more⬈

Know your Oregon Berries Booth

Friday, July 15

Berry Farmer

Berry Packer

Saturday, July 16

Berry Farmer

Berry Packer