Published 10:28 pm Monday, June 18, 2007
A crowd of people from throughout south Alabama and the Florida panhandle crowded Burnt Corn Creek Park Saturday to see arts and crafts from vendors, ride a merry-go-round or just taste some sweet blueberries.
Smith was one of hundreds of people who bought a dish of blueberry ice cream or cobbler sold by the Kiwanis Club.
Brewton Area Chamber of Commerce President Judy Crane said this year's festival crowd seemed to exceed last year's, and more attractions were on display as well.
A water slide kept children cooled off, while a roving magician and two actors portraying Mayberry characters had festival-goers laughing. A car show, new to the festival last year, drew more than 100 vintage vehicles.
The star of the day - the blueberries - may have been the biggest draw.
Paula Lewis of Excel, who attended the festival with her family, said the crafts and attractions were fun, but the fruit brought them to town.