J.P. Cormier set to kick off blueberry festival

Published on July 29, 2014
J.P. Cormier will perform in Truro at CEC on May 10 in the Hootenanny for Hospice fundraiser for the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society. Cormier's backing band for the night will be Symphony Nova Scotia. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.

TRURO – Folk singer and songwriter J.P. Cormier is taking his sounds to the roof of the Marigold Cultural Centre next month.

Cormier will kick off the 10th annual Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival with a rooftop performance on Aug. 15.

The kick off begins at 6 p.m., and will feature a celebrity pie-eating contest, children’s activities, a dog agility demonstration, gymnastics display, an array of wild blueberry concessions and more.

Communities throughout Central Nova Scotia are set to host more than 50 wild blueberry themed events as part of the festival, which runs from Aug. 15 to 30. Events planned include live music, community picnics, teas, suppers, pancake breakfasts, farmers’ markets, pie-eating and baking contests, quilt fairs, exhibitions, children’s activities, processing tours, kitchen parties, a wine fest and a beer garden.

Twenty-five local food and beverage establishments will also be featured, with plans of serving up a variety of specialty wild blueberry menu items as part of the Taste of the Festival program.

As Nova Scotia’s provincial berry, wild blueberries are believed to contain more anti-oxidants than any other fruit or vegetable.

For more information on this year’s Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival, visit http://www.wildblueberryfest.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/wildblueberryfest