A sasquatch character, the mascot of the 2019 Joyce Daze Wild Blackberry Festival, tosses out candy to parade-goers while accompanied by members of the Crescent Loggers football team.

A sasquatch character, the mascot of the 2019 Joyce Daze Wild Blackberry Festival, tosses out candy to parade-goers while accompanied by members of the Crescent Loggers football team.

PHOTO GALLERY: Joyce Daze returns to Peninsula

JOYCE — Sweet wild blackberries in freshly baked pies were the highlight of the annual Joyce Daze Wild Blackberry Festival, which returned for its 37th year Saturday.

Joyce Daze is an experience, a small town celebration of itself and its berries on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Lauren Hartley and her father, Rick Hartley, prepare planks of salmon for the annual Lions Club salmon bake at the Joyce Daze Wild Blackberry Festival on Saturday.

Lauren Hartley and her father, Rick Hartley, prepare planks of salmon for the annual Lions Club salmon bake at the Joyce Daze Wild Blackberry Festival on Saturday.

Blackberry pie judges, from left, Blackberry Cafe owner Roxanne Olsen, Crescent School principal Therese Carroll, and Peninsula Daily News publisher and Sound Publishing vice-president Terry Ward receive pie samples from contest organizer Deb Moriarity, right.                                Slices of pie await purchase by Joyce Daze Wild Blackberry Festival visitors.

Blackberry pie judges, from left, Blackberry Cafe owner Roxanne Olsen, Crescent School principal Therese Carroll, and Peninsula Daily News publisher and Sound Publishing vice-president Terry Ward receive pie samples from contest organizer Deb Moriarity, right. Slices of pie await purchase by Joyce Daze Wild Blackberry Festival visitors.

PHOTO GALLERY: Joyce Daze returns to Peninsula
Autumn Long, 4, of Port Angeles enjoys cotton candy on Saturday at Joyce Daze.

Autumn Long, 4, of Port Angeles enjoys cotton candy on Saturday at Joyce Daze.

Sandy and Danny Daniel of Joyce dance to the music of The Lovers, one of the musical acts featured at the Joyce Days Wild Blackberry Festival in Joyce.

Sandy and Danny Daniel of Joyce dance to the music of The Lovers, one of the musical acts featured at the Joyce Days Wild Blackberry Festival in Joyce.

Wild blackberry pie contest winners display their entries after judging on Saturday. The adult category winners were, back row from left, Teresa Harris of Joyce taking first, Janice Harsh of Joyce in second and Tamara Stephens of Portland, Ore., taking third. In the youth competition, Paige McCafferty, 12, of Caldwell, Idaho, front left, took third and Lily Robertson, 11, of Joyce, front right, placed second. Youth winner, Nick Ellison of Lewes, England is not pictured.

Wild blackberry pie contest winners display their entries after judging on Saturday. The adult category winners were, back row from left, Teresa Harris of Joyce taking first, Janice Harsh of Joyce in second and Tamara Stephens of Portland, Ore., taking third. In the youth competition, Paige McCafferty, 12, of Caldwell, Idaho, front left, took third and Lily Robertson, 11, of Joyce, front right, placed second. Youth winner, Nick Ellison of Lewes, England is not pictured.

Blackberry pie contest youth catagory winner Nick Ellison of Lewes, England displays his creation after judging.

Blackberry pie contest youth catagory winner Nick Ellison of Lewes, England displays his creation after judging.

Dave and Rosalie Secord of the Joyce-based group Luck of the Draw perform on the Joyce Daze stage on Saturday. The duo were selected to be grand marshals in the festival parade, but failed to get a ride from the stage to the parade staging area so they watched the parade from the sidelines.

Dave and Rosalie Secord of the Joyce-based group Luck of the Draw perform on the Joyce Daze stage on Saturday. The duo were selected to be grand marshals in the festival parade, but failed to get a ride from the stage to the parade staging area so they watched the parade from the sidelines.

A tanker truck belonging to Clallam Count Fire District 4 sprays water down the parade route on State Highway 112.

A tanker truck belonging to Clallam Count Fire District 4 sprays water down the parade route on State Highway 112.

Three-year-old Qaysen Solheim of Joyce emerges from the mouth of Fin the Salmon, an educational display at Joyce Daze.

Three-year-old Qaysen Solheim of Joyce emerges from the mouth of Fin the Salmon, an educational display at Joyce Daze.

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