This July 29th we from Lost Creek Bags will be heading back up to Ely for our second annual vending experience at the Ely Blueberry Festival.
Last year for the first time we took our bags up for what was essentially a reunion, not for us, but for our product. In 2007 JT bought the then Carlson Bags business from Whitey Carlson’s sister. Whitey ran his business for years from the Ely area. He passed away too early in his life, leaving behind friends and admirers all over the country.
After spending a few years perfecting his version of Whitey’s wonderful bags, JT decided to take the show on the road, with the bags, and his own special brand of leather work.
So, last year, the summer of 2010 up we went for the time of our lives. Ely is a great destination, beautiful countryside, glorious views, and incredible people.
And the Ely Blueberry Festival absorbs all of this wonder into a packed full of fun weekend in Whiteside Park. The town swells with over 40, 000 visitors, ready for good clean fun and a fabulous shopping foray with the 300 vendors of hand crafted wares, ranging from soap to literally nuts, crafty furniture, art, books, music, copper goods, home wares, and well of course, Lost Creek Bags.
Started in 1980 this event is known world wide and brings visitors from all over. We spoke to people from Japan, Germany, France, Canada, England, and from nearly every state of our own USA.
The Ely Blueberry Festival runs from Friday July 29th to Sunday afternoon of July 31.
It is an event to not be missed.
Hope to see you there!
31st Annual Blueberry Art Festival
When: Friday, Jul 29, 2011
Where: Whiteside Park , Ely Minnesota
Description: July 29-31, 2011
Friday, Noon to 7 pm
Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm
300 Exhibitors of Original Art, Handcrafted Items, Ethnic Foods.
Stage Shows: Friday, July 29 – Chromatones at 1 pm and 3 pm
Saturday, July 30 – Conga Se Menne at 11 am and 1:30 pm
Sunday, July 31 – Barich Brothers at 11 am and 1:30 pm
Pets are not allowed in the City Park.