As the name suggests, wild blackberries are the main reason for the festival. The chance to try our wild blackberries in a freshly baked homemade pie attracts people from miles around. The festival begins with a pancake breakfast held at the Grange Hall, followed by a crafts fair and parade, and ends with a raffle. The day’s events also include games for the kids, a salmon bake and entertainment. Proceeds from the event have provided scholarships for graduating Crescent High School seniors and equipment to the community rescue squad.
The best part of Joyce Daze is eating a slice of homemade, wild blackberry pie. Every year, volunteers bake about 200 pies, which are sold by the slice or as whole pies in the afternoon.Delicious!