BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL FEATURES FUN, FOOD AND QUEENS
HEADLAND, Ala. -- The fledgling Wiregrass Blueberry Growers Association hopes to have several winning combinations for its first-ever Wiregrass Blueberry Festival on June 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., on the square in historic downtown Headland.
|Peggy Smith, organizer of Headland's first Wiregrass Blueberry Festival, checks out a blueberry bush.|
According to festival organizer Peggy Smith, the one-day event will feature fun, food and facts about the health benefits of the blueberry. There'll even be blueberry bushes for sale.
Among the highlights of the festival will be the crowning of the first Blueberry Queens. Girls, ages 4 to 20, who want to compete in the pageant, should call (334) 726-4927.
If cooking is more your thing, consider entering your blueberry recipe in the Blueberry Recipe Contest. Categories include: (1.) Jams, jellies and preserves, (2.) Sauces or syrups; (3.) Pies and cobblers; (4.) Breads and muffins; (5.) Cakes; and (6.) Cookies. All entries are to be brought to the Headland Chamber of Commerce Office between 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. only on Saturday, June 21. Complete rules can be downloaded below.
Among the more fun-filled competitions are a Baby Crawl contest, Blueberry Bubble Blowing, a Junior Tractor Pull for 3- to 5-year-olds, Hula Hoop Contest and a Pie-Eating Contest to see who can eat a freshly baked blue berry pie the fastest -- without hands, of course!
Between laughs, be sure to stop by the gazebo on the square to receive recipe ideas and information on the health benefits of blueberries, information on growing blueberries or joining the Wiregrass Blueberry Growers Association.
For more information, contact Peggy Smith at (334) 796-8165.
Download Wiregrass Blueberry Festival Recipe Contest Rules Here