A blue­berry good time in Bri­gus

The Compass - - OPINION - PHO­TOS AND TEXT BY NICHOLASMERCER

The an­nual Bri­gus Blue­berry Fes­ti­val brings thou­sands of peo­ple to the Con­cep­tion Bay North com­mu­nity to cel­e­brate blue­ber­rys and good times. This year’s edi­tion, the fes­ti­val’s 27th year, was no dif­fer­ent Aug. 7-10. The streets were packed with both cars and vis­i­tors aimed at en­joy­ing some blue­berry pie and live mu­sic. It helps the event takes place in the heart of historic Bri­gus. The fes­ti­val had a lit­tle bit of ev­ery­thing. There were mul­ti­ple bouncey cas­tles for the chil­dren, games of chance, face paint­ing and air­brush tat­toos. A dozen food ven­dors kept the masses fed, while the mu­sic brought peo­ple to their feet for a scuff. The Com­pass was there and cap­tured these im­ages.

“I prob­a­bly have blue teeth in the pic­ture.” Those were the words spo­ken by Vicki Laing (left) of Bris­tol’s Hope as she sat down to en­joy some pie with her son, Gavin (right) and mother Ruby King of Car­bon­ear.

Jonathan Pike, of Har­bour Grace, is all smiles as he pre­pares to dig into a big piece of blue­berry pie.

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