Just two more sleeps before the Festival. Vendor and Contestant places are filled – all we need now is you! It promises to be a great day, Can’t wait to see the creativity of the tarts in the contest, last year’s were filled with things like Okanagan brandy, apples and, of course, the amazing traditional recipes dripping with golden syrups and juicy raisins. SunFm will be broadcasting on-site, and this year’s line-up of butter tarts for sale is a mouth-watering extravaganza including Okanagan cherry butter tarts, and butter tart bannock! 9am-1pm August 27, see you there.
The scenic Village of Lumby, only 25 minutes from Vernon, is preparing for a sweet invasion on August 27th. For the second year in a row, it will be the site of the Lumby Butter Tart Festival & Contest.L
This year’s theme is “Back to Basics – Celebrating Old Time Goodness.” The contest just opened, and entries for the commercial and home -made contests are brisk. Contestants vie for the title of “Best Butter Tart” in two categories – traditional and non-traditional.
Seems everybody has a cherished family butter tart recipe with flaky pastry, gooey filling and melt-in-the-mouth goodness, but it’s also one of the most versatile desserts anywhere. You can put just about anything into a butter tart from the traditional raisins to bacon to Okanagan lavender – and it all tastes great! Vendors at the market are getting into the fun too – one promises butter tart bannock!
In the countdown to the Festival on August 27 organizers Donna Easto and Judith Farago expect to see a lot of Butter Tarts. “It’s only our second year, but if last year’s contest is any indication, we should have some outstanding traditional tarts and non-traditional ones too. The job of the judges couldn’t get any sweeter!” For information, or an entry form call: 778-473-0013