Unsupervised playing at the Golden Eagle Saloon
Wow, what a day! The LiBerry Music Festival and Berry Pie Throwdown featured musical styles from klezmer to rock n’ roll bagpipes, and raised just about $3000 for renovating the Ida and Ansgar Clausen Cabin. Many thanks to Sound Solutions LLC and the many bands for providing such great entertainment, and to the more than 20 cooks who brought such delicious food. We had more savory pies than ever before, 5 judges, and our very own Monique Musick, board vice president, ended up winning not only Best Overall Pie award, but the highest-earning auctioned pie, which went for $165! The other pie winners were Liz and Sarah Furman (Savory) and Rachel Pernick (Sweet).
Speaking of the pies, we have tried to collect the recipes for all entered pies and have compiled them in a special pie cookbook, which are then sold at the Procrastinators’ Sale in midwinter (just in time for Christmas!) and at next year’s LiBerry Festival. If you entered a pie and would like to have your recipe included in the next edition’s cookbook, please send the recipe, including the how-to, and especially any interesting story or anecdote behind it, to Deirdre Helfferich.
Matt Buxton of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner came out and covered the event, and it ended up on the paper’s Sunday front page!
Special thanks to Grassroots Guitar and Country Kitchen for providing prizes, Gail & Brian Feeney, Nancy Burnham, Pat Turner, Josh Harris, Panika Gumm, Ginny Gallagher, Darcie Fromholz, Deirdre Helfferich, Hans Mölders, and Cat Stephenson, for their timeless efforts helping out with the judging, doors and a myriad of other tasks in order to put this event on. Thanks to all the bands for their wonderful music: Amanda Bent, Mason Little, Almost a Minyan, Kentucky Tundra, Nikki Hunter, Laila O’Sullivan, Sister Crispin, Purple Blues Band, Dead Calm, Tara and her Handsome Gents, and Unsupervised. And as always, thank you to our hosts, the Golden Eagle Saloon and its bartenders!