Updated: August 19, 2018 Published: August 19, 2018
The Alyeska Resort Blueberry Festival, now in its 11th year, draws thousands of people to Girdwood for a celebration of everything blueberry-related.
Contestants, some as young as 4 years old, signed up for the blueberry pie-eating contest. Other festival attendees chose a more civilized way to consume their blueberries, choosing instead from a variety of vendors serving blueberry-inspired twists on standard fair food.
Families hiked up from the festival grounds to Chair 7, seeking out blueberries that hid in the woods up the mountain.