Brigus Blue­berry Fes­ti­val cel­e­brates 30 years

The Compass - - Sports - BY CHRIS LEWIS Pho­tos by Chris Lewis. chris.lewis@cb­n­com­

The 30th an­niver­sary of the Brigus Blue­berry Fes­ti­val en­joyed a suc­cess­ful week­end this past week. With a four-day sched­ule packed with events and ac­tiv­i­ties, the pop­u­lar fes­ti­val at­tracted thou­sands from across the prov­ince. With en­ter­tain­ment rang­ing from mu­si­cal per­for­mances and dances, along with ac­tiv­i­ties such as the an­nual pie-eat­ing con­test and “Missed” Blue­berry Pageant, fes­ti­val­go­ers had no short­age of op­tions to keep busy and en­ter­tained. The Com­pass at­tended the fes­ti­val on Sun­day, Aug. 13, and had these pho­tos to share.

Any­one walk­ing up and down the streets of Brigus dur­ing the fes­ti­val would have plenty to look at from var­i­ous street ven­dors, rang­ing from paint­ings, pho­tog­ra­phy, and home­made arts and crafts.

The 2017 Blue­berry Fes­ti­val saw hun­dreds of fes­ti­val­go­ers dur­ing each day of the four-day event.

Peo­ple from all over New­found­land have made a habit of trav­el­ing to Brigus specif­i­cally for the Blue­berry Fes­ti­val, which grows in pop­u­lar­ity with each year.

Nick Earle per­formed one of his and Joseph Cof­fin’s orig­i­nal songs, “Mem­o­ries.”

Joseph Cof­fin was one of sev­eral mu­si­cal per­form­ers who took their tal­ents to the main stage of the fes­ti­val.

Bobbi Pike of Spa­niard’s Bay was one of the many artists dis­play­ing their work dur­ing the fes­ti­val.

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