The Big Blackberry Feast

Event Announcement

[See 2017 Blackberry Feast for the event report]

Sunday, 19 February 2017 at 2:00 pm.
Afternoon tea under the marquee.
Halfway House, Glenside Reserve, beside Twigland Gardeners World.

This is a neighbourly event for residents and employees in Glenside, including Monterey and Willowbank Road. Note: More than 60 tickets sold! We have a number of tickets still available, which are now offered to neighbouring suburbs.

Bring back memories of a childhood picking blackberries in the summer sun.

Enjoy the taste of blackberries. Retro music. Story-time. Games.

Please make your favourite blackberry finger-food - a savoury or sweet treat - and bring it to share. One plate per family.

$5 per ticket. Children under 12 free if accompanied by an adult. Tickets available from a representative of the Glenside Progressive Assn. Inc. or email info @

Scroll down for finger-food ideas!

Supported by Glenside Progressive Assn. Inc. and Wellington City Council for Neighbours Day.

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Blackberry tea cup

Afternoon tea suggestions

Lamingtons - use blackberry jelly instead of raspberry

Blackberry muffins. Swap out blueberries or raspberries

Blackberry jelly and fruit tarts. Fill pre-bought pastry cases

Blackberry jam and cheese sandwiches

Fruit kebabs with marshmallows, blackberries and other yummy fruits

Bake a Louise Cake slice, with blackberry jam instead of raspberry jam

Pikelets with blackberry jam

Miniature blackberry fruit iceblocks

Blackberry meringues. Fill small ‘Heritage’ brand meringues with whipped mix of cream and blackberry jam

Blackberry jam and cream cheese sandwiches. Cut into pretty shapes