Lumby butter tart festival returns

Fourth annual Lumby Butter Tart festival runs Saturday, Sept. 15, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oval Park

Think your butter tarts stack up against others in the North Okanagan?

Find out next month in Lumby.

The Lumby Community Market invites participants to come out and enjoy the fourth annual Butter Tar Festival Saturday, Sept. 15, starting at 9 a.m. at Oval Park on Glencaird Street.

“The contest is open to individuals, churches, organizations, and you can make dozens for sale as your personal fundraiser,” said event spokesperson Nancy House.

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Spaces to rent are $20. Sales are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For all entries, submitting recipes will be part of the entry. For entry forms, you can email or call 250-558-7087 and leave a message.

In Lumby, forms can be picked up at Century 21 Excellence Realty.

Vendors will need to bring their own cover tents and tables for the sale of their butter tarts.

All of 2o17’s festival judges are returning: Judy Phillips (known as Judge Judy), Rick Fairbairn, Wendy Cox (second-year winner) and Richard Rolke.

“Other events are also being planned in our community, so stay tuned to our Facebook Page (Lumby’s Annual Butter Tart Festival),” said House.

“We had visitors from all over the Okanagan and Lower Mainland last year. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there.”

In conjunction with the annual Butter Tart Festival, Lumby’s Monashee Arts Councill will hold an art supply sale, like it did during last year’s festival, which turned out to be very popular and successful.

It will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15, and th4e council is currently looking for donations of art supplies and gently used art equipment that may be taking up space in closets or studios.

All monies raised will stay in the community to support arts and culture initiatives. You can drop off your donations to the Monashee Arts Council office which is located within The Village Gallery at 1975 Vernon Street, Lumby.

The Art Supply Sale is a great way for families and new artists (or artists exploring a new medium) to stock up on new supplies/equipment at a great price and support the arts council at the same time.

If you love baking, the arts council would also gratefully accept any butter tart donations for sale that day. Please contact Robin LeDrew at 250-547-6397 if you’d like to support in that way.

To facilitate this fundraiser, the council is looking for a small crew of volunteers to help out on Sept. 15. The sale will run 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (approx). Please contact Robin or call Jennifer at the office, 778-473-3029, if you’re able to assist us on location that day.

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