2014 Kentucky Blueberry Festival
Kentucky Blueberry Growers Association (KBGA) is gearing up
to host the 13th annual Kentucky Blueberry Festival.
The Kentucky Blueberry Festival will be held on Friday, June 20th and
Saturday, June 21th, 2014 on the historic town square in Edmonton, Kentucky.
Be sure to mark your calendars and come join us for this fun filled and
family oriented two-day event!
The festivities start both
mornings with a Blueberry Pancake Breakfast at 7am and go on into the evening.
Some highlights include:
There is fun to be had by all!!!
Come have lunch
and enjoy a magic show! Decorate
your bicycles and bring your children down for the Bike Parade led by the joyous
clowns, Jubilee and JimiJam (all participates, walking or riding, are welcome)!
It is not too late to be a Craft or Food Vendor; there is
still space available. For a booth,
call the Kentucky Blueberry Growers Association at (270)432-2601.
There is something for everyone at the 13th
annual Kentucky Blueberry Festival. Be sure
to mark your calendars and join us for the fun!
Come join us for wholesome family fun! Games on the midway all day! We will have
local Kentucky crafters, home-grown fresh blueberries, face painting, free
blueberry milk shakes, free kids games, balloons, live entertainment, games, contests, prizes, food and snacks, and
so much more!
Please note that the schedule is subject to change.
Additions will be made, so check back often to see what else is happening!
For information on vendor set up please click here
to contact us.
Festival Director: Larry Martin Sr.
History of the Blueberry Festival
The Edmonton-Metcalfe "Blueberry
Festival" -- which is held each year during the month of June -- began in 2001
at the local Edmonton CB Foods grocery store owned by Paul and Tana Shade (which
is now IGA). With the idea of supporting local growers and doing a great job of
marketing "Fresh Kentucky Grown Blueberries" grown locally by Larry and Jenny
Martin of Bluegrass Blueberries, Paul and Tana decided to begin holding an
"Annual Blueberry Festival". They had no idea what they had started!
the next five years the festival grew from inside the store to both inside the
store and the outside parking lot.
Until 2005, Edmonton CB Foods did the
bulk of the of putting on the "Festival" with Bluegrass Blueberries lending a
hand. In 200x, the KBGA got involved. With the added help of many hands (the
members), it started growing. Since the parking lot at the store was bulging at
the seams during the festival due to all the attractions, it was decided that
starting in 2006 the festival needed to be held someplace with much more room,
So, it was decided to move the festival to the town square in Edmonton.
The entire community of Edmonton supports the festival -- Nearly every business
contributes prizes, the local Chamber of Commerce is very involved, the City and
County do their part, and it is a great family time.
Come and join us
for the games, prizes, contests, cook-off, craft booths, bike parade for the
kids, pie eating contest, and lots of freebies including free music, free kiddie
games and free blueberry milk shakes.
Thank You to Paul and Tana Shade
for this wonderful beginning and their continued support. This goes to show you
how much local support, and in this case one local grocery store, can make a
difference in the community. Because of them, the Annual Blueberry Festival
brings in many dollars to local businesses, provides a family atmosphere for
fun, a showcase for local entrepreneurs and promotes one of the fastest growing
industries in the state of Kentucky.
What started as a marketing idea
has blossomed into one of the largest events held in Metcalfe County, Kentucky