Buttertart Festival 2017

Buttertart Festival 2017



The 3rd Annual Lumby Butter Tart Festival was truly blessed by the arrival of rain.  While a few of us got a little wet, there was no denying the sense of relief and sheer joy as a gentle shower turned into a much more robust rain.  Even the Park crows were in a celebratory mood!

This Festival gets bigger and better every year, this year we had 16 vendors selling butter tarts and every one of them was busy until the Market closed.  No shortages this year, but no great surpluses either.  Absolutely perfect.  There were so many people involved from the Community and I have to thank the following for their assistance and involvement:

Regional District of North Okanagan; the Village of Lumby Parks & Recreation Department

Lumby Chamber of Commerce; all the Lumby merchants who put up posters

All our volunteers with a special nod to the Community Pride Program young people

Whitevalley Community Resource Centre; Whitevalley Community Centre

Lumby Valley Times; 107.5KISS FM; Vernon Morningstar; Global TV

Rogers Foods Ltd. for sponsoring the Butter Tart Contest again this year

Contest judges

All the entrants in the Best Butter Tart Contest;

All the wonderful vendors who offered everything  from Mexican Food for hungry humans to  butter tarts for pets

to massages for harried Festival goers

Gold Fox Acres for bringing out the adorable animals of the petting zoo

The charitable organizations whose members  mixed and rolled, filled  and baked hundreds of butter tarts to raise funds for their worthwhile projects

The family of Market vendors of the Lumby Public Market who brought butter tarts, jewellery, purses, artwork, crocheted and quilted products, flowers, vegetables, fruits, household products and so much more to this special version of our regular Saturday Market

All the Community organizations that joined in the fun by offering their own special events in concert with the Festival

Bruce for taking all those wonderful pictures, which you can see on our website soon

Around the Block Lumby for its support and for posting our many messages

People who came from all over the Okanagan to visit our Village, our Festival and share the wonder of the rain

If I’ve missed anyone, I’m sincerely sorry but you know that your contributions and faith in the growth of the Butter Tart Festival is hugely appreciated

DIDN’T GET ENOUGH BUTTER TARTS LAST WEEK?  Check it out, this week the Lumby United Church will be offering coffee and butter tarts at the Market and Sharlene’s jolly crew will be back selling even more of their very special butter tarts.  See you at the Market, Saturday 9am-1pm as usual.





winners of the 2017 butter tart festival contest

winners of the 2017 butter tart festival contest


This year’s “Best Homemade Butter Tart” Contest at the Lumby Butter Tart Festival held September 9th was again sponsored by Rogers Foods Ltd. of Armstrong.  Rogers supplied gifts for 1st and 2nd place winners, gift baskets for a draw as well as ribbons for the winners.

Judges Kim Hutton, Rick Fairbairn, Judy Phillips, and Richard Rolke faced a difficult challenge with so many excellent entries in both the traditional and non-traditional categories. And, the winners were:

Traditional Category

1st prize       Randy McDermid

2nd prize:      Charlotte Blanchard

3rd prize:      Barbara Quibell

Non-Traditional Category

1st prize:       Kitty Hertgers

2nd prize:      Judy Farago

3rd prize:      Tina-Marie Christian

 In the photo, Barbara Quibell, Randy McDermid, Charlotte Blanchard, Kitty Hertgers Missing Judy Farago, Tina-Marie Christian



2017 contest 

Here’s the line-up for September 9th at Whitevalley Community Park 9am-1pm

  • 9am Judging of the “Best Butter Tart in BC” contest;
  • 9am Market opens for the 2017 Lumby Butter Tart Festival
  • Vendors selling butter tarts:  Cedarstein Farms, Sam Nason, Elsie Manahan, Julie Wilding, Leona Carr, Gwynn LePoidevin, Charlotte Blanchard, Deborah Shearing, Murray August, Sharlene Sivyer…
  • Fundraisers selling butter tarts on-site:   Cherryville Elementary, Sacred Heart Church, NOV Gleaners, Lumby & District Health Services Society
  • Fundraisers selling butter tarts off-site: Lumby United Church, Monashee Community Co-op, Monashee Arts Council at The Village Gallery
  • Food Trucks: Joy’s Addiction Mexican,
  • Pie & ice cream Fundraiser: Lumby Museum
  • Public Market vendors selling fruit, vegetables, farm produce and products, jewellery, soaps, crocheted items, quilts and needlework, tablecloths and runners, 31 Gifts purses and bags, acrylic paintings, Norwex products, Watkins Products, Tupperware, doggie toys & treats, new-to-you goods and more…
  • Massage with Lucy on-site
  • 107.5  KISSFM events crew on-site
  • For the kids: playground, spray park, and Gold Fox Acres petting zoo
  • 1:00 p.m. draw for two gift baskets donated by Rogers Bulk Food Store, Armstrong
  • Looking for an after-festival rest stop? Try Ida’s Bakery or Jitter Beans Coffee

I can't wait for The Buttertart festival Sept 9th