2011 SVHF

2011 Sun Valley Harvest Festival

The 2011 Sun Valley Harvest Festival is off and running. This year’s event will take place Friday September 23rd through Sunday September 25th at Carol’s Dollar Lodge. We have changed up the format from last year and will kick things off Friday night with the Harvest Festival Restaurant Walk through downtown Ketchum which will be sponsored by Sysco Idaho.

On Saturday we will have a similar format to last year with Chef Demonstrations under the tent at Carol’s Dollar Lodge. This year we will feature both local chefs and visiting chefs preparing Idaho foods in creative and innovative ways. Saturday evening will again feature the Idaho Caviar and Martini Party at Sego followed by Harvest Dinners at various restaurants in the valley with menus again featuring regional and local Idaho sustainable foods.

Sunday morning will start with the Idaho River Guide Competition under the tent at Carol’s Dollar Lodge and will be free to all attendees. Immediately following the River Guide Competition will be the Harvest of Hope Grand Tasting, a benefit for the Idaho Make A Wish Foundation. The Grand Tasting will be an opportunity for guests to sample local fare created by our chefs who will pair themselves with a regional farmer or producer to highlight one or more of their locally grown foods. The grand tasting will also feature wines from our local wineries and local distributors, Idaho beers, and Idaho Distilled spirits. Tickets to the event will be $50 and will be limited to 300 attendees.

Also this year we have hired a Public Relations firm out of Boise, Red Sky PR, to market and promote our event. We will be using social media to build event awareness and buzz. Please follow us on Facebook or visit our website at sunvalleyharvestfestival.com. Additionally Red Sky has been contacting regional and national travel and lifestyle publications and writers to gain placement in their publications and blogs. We are emphasizing Sun Valley as a beautiful culinary destination for foodies, aspiring chefs, and gourmet enthusiasts.

I hope all of you will participate in or support the 2011 Sun Valley Harvest Festival. Be sure to look for us in the May issue of Parade magazine as Idaho’s best food and wine festival.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 208-450-6430 or via e-mail at hottley@svharvestfestival.com. I hope that you will post our event on your Facebook page or your website and friend us on Facebook.

Thanks and we look forward to speaking with you further!

Heidi Ottley and Ed Sinnott

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