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10th Annual Blueberry Festival, June 17-18, 2011, Edmonton, KY

Two day affair is 13 days away. It will include singings, contests, and performances, but the big attraction will be the food: Specialty items made with blueberries, fresh blueberries to bring home. Booth space will be available. IF YOU GO: Edmonton, KY, is 22.8 miles from Columbia via scenic KY 80 and Bliss, Gradyville, Weed, Nell, and Gascon. (MAP)

By Larry Martin, President, KBGA

The Kentucky Blueberry Growers Association (KBGA) and its members will be hosting this year's 10th Annual Blueberry Festival on Friday, and Saturday, June 17th and 18th on the Square in Edmonton, Kentucky. This 2-day Festival is a family fun event geared for children and adults of all ages.

Highlights of the festival include the Pancake Breakfast hosted by Kentucky Blueberry Growers, Association (KBGA). CeeBee Foods will again sponsor the Blueberry Pie Eating Contest Friday afternoon. The popular Blueberry Shakes will be presented by Edmonton United Methodist Church Men's Group on Friday, as well.

The live bands and musical entertainment lineup on Friday include: Old Friends Gospel Group; 4-Given; and Scott and the All Star City Limit Band. Saturdays lineup includes: Jenny Lu's Mellow Gold; The Spirituals and the Parnells; Kid's Praise team from Edmonton United Methodist Church; and The Americans, a Country Rockabilly Blues Band from California, The Americans, who are on tour have agreed to make a stop in Edmonton, Kentucky for our 10th Annual Blueberry Festival.

Barn Lot Theater's Imagination, Inc. is scheduled to give a preview Friday morning of "Tales with more Tails."

Additional children's activities and entertainment highlights include the return of The children's Bike Parade.

This event is scheduled for Saturday at 2:00pmCT. There will be prizes awarded to the best decorated bike.

Guest clowns Jubilee and Jimi-Jam (Suzanne and James Lefever), will host the afternoon children's events and will offer face painting to those in attendance.

At 10:00amCT on Saturday there will be the Diaper Dash, which is an event geared toward (crawling stage) infants. There will be mats provided, with lanes marked. Infants must crawl to the finish line. Walkers will be disqualified. There will be as many heats necessary to accommodate all wishing to participate. A prize will be awarded to the overall winner.

There will also be a play area with a ball toss game for the younger children. Magician, Randy Roberts will be at this year's festival both Friday and Saturday afternoon.

Jessica's Dance and Tumbling Center will give a performance on Saturday afternoon. The Blueberry Festival has an array of Food Vendors lined up for the two-day Festival. Arts & Craft Vendors will be filling up the square with their goods.

You may even purchase blueberry plants, and blueberries at the (KBGA), Kentucky Blueberry Growers Association booth. They will also be on hand to answer any questions you have on growing blueberries in our area.

The Blueberry Festival Committee wants to fill the square with booths this year. We are seeking additional Crafters. If you wish to set up a booth space at the 2-day Festival contact Larry Martin at 432-5836 for costs, applications and further information.

The (KBGA) wishes to Thank everyone who has contributed donations or prizes, and all those volunteering their time to help with the events during this year's 10th Annual Blueberry Festival . -Larry Martin

This story was posted on 2011-06-04 04:30:25
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Epicurean Kentuckian: Memories of Metcalfe Co. blueberries past

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(2010-06-24 - File Photo by Pen). Fresh Metcalfe County blueberries, some backyard mint, and a scoop of Breyer's Vanilla. The 10th Annual Blueberry Frestival is June 17, 18, in Edmonton, KY, a little more than 22 miles, a little less than 30 minutes from downtown Columbia, KY via ultra scenic KY 80 or the beautiful Louie B. Nunn Parkway.

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