Blueberry Festival

Thousands attended the Blueberry Festival in Wellborn a year ago.

WELLBORN — The 26th annual Blueberry Festival will have a few additional colors sharing center stage this year.

The festival, set for 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Andrews Square in Wellborn, will have a patriotic theme, including the “Red, White and Blueberry” parade at 10 a.m.

Also returning to the festival is a live animal show from Jerry Walls at 11 a.m. Walls will take the crowd into a “Reptile Encounter” in his show.

The festival will once again feature around 100 vendor booths inside Andrews Square, including a host of festival foods as well as crafts and activities.

Also returning are live entertainment with multiple bands and performances scheduled throughout the day hosted by DJ Road-Dogg Russell Howard and Starlight Sound.

The festival will also feature, of course, blueberries and plenty of them.

The day will begin with the pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in three locations, two on the festival grounds and the third at the Wellborn Baptist Church. The blueberry pancake meals cost $5 for adults and $3 for children. Across the River Roasters, from Live Oak, will be providing the coffee for the breakfast stations, according to Jordan Weldon, with the Wellborn Community Association.

And if the delicious pancakes aren’t enough, the Country Store will be serving blueberry pies, cobblers, jams, jellies, syrups and more.

A new feature at the festival this year will be a raffle. Weldon said the prizes from the raffle will include tickets to Wild Adventures in Valdosta.

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