Wild blueberry festival another huge success

By Roger White
August 28, 2017 - 8:50am Updated: August 28, 2017 - 10:19am

Blueberries and blue skies welcomed visitors at St. Walburg's 29th annual Wild Blueberry Festival.

Organizers said official numbers are still being finalized but but were confident it was an other successful year with visitors from many parts of the province attending.

“I look forward to coming to it every year,” Donna Scott said, who travelled from Swift Current. “I have been coming to this event for about 15 years and my summer wouldn’t be complete without coming.”

The festivities began Friday night with the Ethnic Supper, and continued Saturday with the pancake breakfast, classic car show, the giant outdoor market and of course lots of tasty blueberry treats to sample.

“I’m 77-years-old and this kind of an event takes me back to when I was a kid,” Walt Schmidt of Saskatoon added. “Seeing all these people having so much fun is wonderful.”

Next year’s Wild Blueberry festival will be celebrating its 30th anniversary and organizer Amber Gervais said it will be a big celebration.

“Number 30 will be big for sure,” Gervais said. “We already have some ideas what we would like to do so we will see what happens.”



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