Blueberry pancakes

Mayso Martin makes blueberry pancakes at one of the breakfast stations Saturday morning at the Wellborn Blueberry Festival.

WELLBORN — For the 26th time, thousands of people flocked to Andrews Square in Wellborn on Saturday for the annual Wellborn Blueberry Festival.

Those thousands in attendance had plenty of vendors to choose from as well. The square contained 80 to 90 vendors, offering a wide assortment of arts and crafts as well a variety of fair and festival fare for hungry visitors as well.

"Overall, it went off very well," said Jordan Weldon with the Wellborn Community Association, who added the vendors were especially pleased with the number of people flowing through their tents. "Everybody had nice things to say."

There were nearly 800 pancake breakfasts served Saturday morning to help open the festivities. And the country store was busy as well with the numerous blueberry jellies, jams, pies and cobblers for sale.

In addition to the thousands of people flocking to the festival, a few other guests also were in attendance Saturday.

Jerry Walls, of Amazing Animals, returned to the festival with a live animal show, entitled “Reptile Encounter.” Among the animals Walls showed to the crowd that gathered around him near the country store were an alligator, tortoise, tegu and snake.

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