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Wild blueberry festival kicks off with pie-eating contest


TRURO – The Marigold Cultural Centre was the place to be on Friday as the annual Nova Scotia Wild Blueberry Festival kicked off.

The event featured music on the Marigold roof, blueberry treats and the popular blueberry pie-eating contest, which was won by Truro resident Raymond Roode.

Keith Gillis of G&G Computers, last year’s champion, was second, while 2013 champion, RCMP Sgt. Addie Maccallum, was third.

Communities from Truro to Amherst, Parrsboro to Tatamagouche and the Kempt Shore to Oxford are celebrating all things blueberry during the next two weeks.

The schedule of events includes live music, community picnics, teas, suppers and pancake breakfasts, farmers markets, pie eating and baking contests, quilt fairs, exhibitions, children’s activities, U-Picks, processing tours, blueberry wine fest, beer garden, kitchen parties and more.

The wild blueberry festival continues until Aug. 29.

The event featured music on the Marigold roof, blueberry treats and the popular blueberry pie-eating contest, which was won by Truro resident Raymond Roode.

Keith Gillis of G&G Computers, last year’s champion, was second, while 2013 champion, RCMP Sgt. Addie Maccallum, was third.

Communities from Truro to Amherst, Parrsboro to Tatamagouche and the Kempt Shore to Oxford are celebrating all things blueberry during the next two weeks.

The schedule of events includes live music, community picnics, teas, suppers and pancake breakfasts, farmers markets, pie eating and baking contests, quilt fairs, exhibitions, children’s activities, U-Picks, processing tours, blueberry wine fest, beer garden, kitchen parties and more.

The wild blueberry festival continues until Aug. 29.

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