Wild blueberry harvest festival kicks off in Truro tonight

Published on August 15, 2014
Louis Knight, a wild blueberry producer from Bass River, displays some of his crop after delivering it to a buyer depot in Debert. HARRY SULLIVAN – TRURO DAILY NEWS

TRURO – The wild blueberry festival kicks-off at 6 p.m. with several events at the Marigold Cultural Centre in downtown Truro culminating in a Wild Blueberry Jam on the rooftop with a free outdoor concert featuring J.P. Cormier.

 The ever-popular celebrity pie-eating contest, Moe’s Paws for Fun dog agility demo, wild blueberry desserts and fresh berries for sale, and fun for the kids, are also part of the opening festivities.  

The festival continues for the next two weeks with lots of wild blueberry events happening including community picnics, dinners, teas, breakfasts, dessert parties, farmers markets, concerts, u-picks, quilt shows, wild blueberry raking and pie eating contests, processing tours and more.