Fair vendors sought
The 18th Annual Raspberry Festival will be held Sunday, August 1, at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, 465 Keuterville Road, in Cottonwood. The arts and crafts fair, which runs from 9 am to 4 pm, is a highlight of the family-focused festival.
“We have a unique setting for this event,” said Lyle Wirtanen, director of the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude. “The Monastery grounds provide a beautiful background for the nearly 3000 festival attendees who come to eat, play, visit with friends and shop for unique handmade crafts and gifts.”
Vendors are responsible for their own tables and tents and are asked not to sell bread or raspberry products, as those are specialty items sold by the Sisters.
Vendors may reserve a 10x10 space for $30 by contacting Judy Snyder, email@example.com or 208-962-5053. Application deadline is Friday, July 16.
The 18th Annual Raspberry Festival is a fund-raising event for the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude and includes a 10K Fun Run and 5K Walk, Pancake Breakfast, quilt show, Show ‘n Shine car show, kids carnival, live entertainment, Raspberry Shortcake, BBQ beef sandwiches and, new this year, the Raspberry Rendezvous with muzzle loading, historical costumes and cultural demonstrations.
Quilt Show participants sought
Quilters are invited to enter their handiwork in the Raspberry Festival quilt show to be held Sunday, August 1, at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, 465 Keuterville Road, in Cottonwood.
The quilt show is one of many family-friendly activities at the Raspberry Festival, which is a fund-raiser for the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude. Other events include a 10K Fun Run and 5K Walk, Pancake Breakfast, Show ‘n Shine car show, arts and crafts fair, kids carnival and Raspberry Rendezvous, with flint knapping, muzzleloading and long boat demonstrations. BBQ beef sandwiches and Raspberry Shortcake top off the day of old-fashioned family fun.
The 18th Annual Raspberry Festival is dedicated to Sr. Wilma Schlangen (1915-2010), who tended the Monastery raspberry patch for decades and provided inspiration for the festival.
For entry forms and more information, call the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude, 208-962-2050, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Quilt show entry forms must be postmarked by July 17.
Learn more about Raspberry Festival at www.HistoricalMuseumAtStGertrude.org.
Calling all Mountain Men
Raspberry Rendezvous is a new event planned for the 18th Annual Raspberry Festival at the Monastery of St. Gertrude. It will feature a long boat display and demonstrations on flint knapping, gold panning, archery, muzzleloading, knife and hatchet throwing and other skills. Live acoustic guitar music will entertain rendezvous visitors.
Muzzleloaders and mountain man buffs are invited to participate in this entertaining and educational event. Participants will dress in historical clothing and supply their own primitive weaponry. If possible, they will supply canvas and primitive shelters such as wall tents and tepees to create an authentic atmosphere for the Raspberry Rendezvous.
The Raspberry Festival is a fundraiser for the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude and attracts nearly 3,000 visitors with family-friendly activities including a 10K Fun Run and 5K Walk, Show ‘n Shine car show, quilt show, arts and craft fair and kids carnival. Festival guests enjoy BBQ beef sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs and Raspberry Shortcake.
To be a part of the Raspberry Festival’s First Annual Raspberry Rendezvous, contact Jacqueline Bradish, email@example.com or 208-962-5061.