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