At the Ex
The 99th edition of the Cumberland County Exhibition continues in Oxford through Saturday with the annual parade beginning at 1 p.m. celebrating 150 years of agriculture and the always popular wild blueberry bake-o at 4:30 p.m.
AMHERST – Blueberries are a quiet fruit for much of the year.
That all changed on Saturday during the 2017 Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival.
Blueberries ran as fast as they could from the blueberry fields surrounding Amherst and into Victoria Square where they danced and burst with joy.
At noon blueberries were part of the blueberry mouth-full competition, the blueberry scooprace, and the always-popular blueberry pie-eating contest.
Also, blueberries were stomped during the Manasseh Blueberry Stomp.
All day long there was a Kids Zone where kids bungee jumped, played in bouncy castles, went on wagon rides, and rode ponies.
Kids had fun in the Manasseh blueberry stomp. After stomping the blueberries, the kids strained them to produce blueberry juice.
Three-year-old Harrison Cooke gets help bouncing on the bungee.
Families enjoyed the puppet show put on by Maggie’s Place and the Four Fathers Memorial Library.
Jordan King gets set to drop his spoonful of blueberries into a cup with Jordan Hunter close behind.
Kathy Wells (left) compared the amount of blueberry juice she produced to Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin. They stomped the blueberries and then strained them.
Amherst Ramblers hockey player Jordan King looks up and takes a break while Jordan Hunter and Hal Davison satisfy their hunger. Davison won the pie-eating contest.
Emily Rossong, right, asks five-year-old Cal Wells if he is going to be OK. Also in the blueberry pie-eating contest is Chris Hill.
Five-year-old Layla Belliveau and five-year-old Cal Wells get set to take part in the blueberry-mouth-fill competition.
Seven-year-old Teagan Pritchard had fun bouncing on the bungee.