Blueberry Festival brings bustle to Blue Hill
Tenney Hill was inundated with traffic Saturday, August 3, for the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill’s ninth annual Blueberry Festival. The church grounds were packed with patrons eager to participate in the day’s activities. Many of the people behind the booths, such as smoothie extraordinaire Linda Elliott, come together just once a year for this festival to help raise funds for the church. According to the church’s website, the Blueberry Festival “provides inter-generational fellowship for the church and raises money to further its mission.” The festival did just that Saturday, with its wide array of entertainment options. Children and adults alike enjoyed the booths, food, live music, silent auction, and games provided for the duration of the festival.
Jane Haldane of Blue Hill welcomes townspeople into the festival Saturday, August, 3.
Blueberry Festival vendors
Many of the vendors only come together to sell their offerings once a year for the festival. Pictured from left: Deb Mickelson, Karen Frangoulis, and Barbara Seeger.
The blueberry pancake offerings proved to be the main attraction of the festival.
Handmade quilts by Nora Flanagan depicting pastoral scenes were on display.