Blueberry Fest on tap today
Published 5:50 pm Monday, June 22, 2009
By By Lisa Tindell
With plans in place to keep everyone cool, festivalgoers can enjoy the wide variety of entertainment and other offerings at the Alabama Blueberry Festival this year.
The festival will get under way at 9 a.m. at Burnt Corn Creek downtown.
Among items on tap for the day will be the annual car show, which will award trophies to winners in a variety of categories.
Ronald McDonald, courtesy of McDonald’s of Brewton, will be making his way to the park at about 10:30 a.m. to visit with those attending the festival. Johnny Richerson, a strolling magician, will be roaming the park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Entertainers include Brandon Patterson at 9 a.m.; Misty Joyner at 10:30 a.m.; Kerry McCall at 11 a.m.; Ashley Dawn at 1 p.m.; Jordan Pace at 1:30 p.m.; Lisa Schlomann at 2 p.m.; Jack Long at 2:30 p.m. and Lois Crenshaw at 3 p.m. The East Brewton Assembly of God Youth Group will also perform from 11:30 a.m. to noon with the International Miss Youth Development Program offering a variety of singing and dancing from 9:30 to 10 a.m. If clogging is what you’re looking for at the festival you’ll find the Heart of Dixie Cloggers performing at 10:30 a.m. and the Twin Creek Cloggers dancing onto the stage at 12:30 p.m.
For the children, a special area will be set up with a variety of inflatable attractions including a maze, an obstacle course and jousting area. There will be a rock wall and a water slide on hand as well. The Boll Weevil Choo Choo and a mini-fire truck will offer free rides for the smaller children. Face painters and temporary airbrush tattoo artists will also be on hand for the children.