Alabama Blueberry Festival to kick off at 8 a.m. Saturday

Published 6:06 pm Tuesday, June 14, 2022

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Being prepared for plenty of sunshine this Saturday may need to be a priority has residents and visitors prepare for the annual Alabama Blueberry Festival set to kick off at 8 a.m.
The forecast for Saturday is calling for partly cloudy skies with only a 20 percent chance of rain, mainly in the afternoon — typical for this time of year. The high is expected to hit the mid- to upper-90 mark with a good chance there will be some humidity mixed in.

Even if the temperatures are a bit warm through the day, Chamber members will be ready to provide a little relief from the heat. Special tents with chairs and cooling fans will be situated on the grounds of the festival.

But, warm weather and sunshine should make for a fun-filled day for the annual affair that welcomes thousands to Brewton.

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Sponsors for the event include: Platinum: City of Brewton, Georgia Pacific, Grede, Main Street Family Care, Creamer Power Equipment; Gold: D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital; Silver: Reid State Technical College, Vision Center South, Leaf Guard, WW Restoration, Robin Waters-Allstate, Trustmark, Leaf Filter, EcoView Windows, Doors and Bath, Pur Home Systems LLC, Gulf Winds Credit Union and Sheriff Heath Jackson. WKRG is a partner for the event.
With more than 100 vendors on hand, the day will also highlight festival foods that have become a staple at the event.

In addition to the typical fare found at most festivals, the Blueberry Festival will also allow shoppers to get in on some fresh-picked, locally-grown berries. Blueberry bushes, along with some growing tips and advice, will also be available at the event.

For a vendor list and other details for Saturday’s festival, see pages 6 and 7 of the Wednesday, June 15 printed edition of The Brewton Standard.