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Lake George’s Blueberry Fest holds grand time for all ages

Merry berry fun is in store when Lake George rolls out the blue carpet. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

The delicious berry, cherished by bears and humans alike, will be celebrated at Lake George’s 30th annual Blueberry Festival July 26-28.

The find-your-thrill blueberry event will include a kids’ carnival, grand parade, pancake feed, bean feed, medallion hunt and, of course, blueberry pie.

The medallion hunt begins at 9 a.m. Friday with clues available at the Pines Motel.

An outdoor gospel concert, featuring Kent Dudley and Bended Knee, will be performed at 7 p.m. at the Lake George Bible Chapel with a pie and ice cream social to follow at the Lake George Café.

Saturday, the Trinity Lutheran Youth Group will host a bake and thrift sale at the church throughout the day.

A pie sale begins at 10 a.m. at the senior center.

A free bounce house for kids opens at 10 a.m. at the community park. A kids’ tractor pull begins at 11 a.m. in front of Tin Lizzie Antiques.

Bingo will be played at the senior center from 1 to 3 p.m.

A free children’s carnival will entertain kids from 1 to 3 p.m. with a bike drawing at 3 p.m. at the town hall.

Custom timber furniture will be on display at Schoolcraft Gallery from 1 to 3 p.m.

The famous firemen’s bean feed – now marking more than a half-century -will be served at the fire hall from 4 to 6:30 p.m. with a raffle at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday morning’s sunrise will be greeted with a blueberry pancake feed at the fire hall from 7 to 11 a.m.

A sawdust money pit will engage kids at 10 a.m. at the Lake George Café.

The Blueberry Festival grand parade will march at 1 p.m., preceded by registration at noon.

Then it’s off to the community park for games of softball.

There will also be a flea market, with arts and crafts vendors displaying their goods.