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Festival has something for all ages

“Being our second Blueberry Festival we really wanted to target every demographic,” said Michelle LeBlanc, festival co-chair.

AMHERST – The Amherst Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival kicked off Thursday night with Amherst Youth Town Council showcasing local youth talent on the stage at Victoria Square.

“Being our second Blueberry Festival we really wanted to target every demographic,” said Michelle LeBlanc, festival co-chair.

Friday features local bands at the downtown beer garden. The garden opens at 7 p.m. Admission is free and local bands, including Sweet Addiction and Heel and Toe, will play be playing.

Live entertainment continues Saturday at 9 p.m. at Amherst Stadium. Old School and Thirsty Rangers will provide live music.

“We have very few tickets left for Saturday’s beer garden, so if they don’t get them by Friday afternoon there might not be any left,” said Leblanc.

Saturday starts with a pancake breakfast at the Lions Den at 9 a.m., and there is a youth talent show beginning at 4 p.m., followed by the Dayle’s fashion show at 6:30 p.m.

The Kids Zone runs at Victoria Square on Friday from 1-5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

“There’s going to be inflatables, a rock wall and a bungee, and miniature horses and horse rides,” said Tamara Porter, co-chair. “There also going to be games put on by Maggie’s Place and the YMCA, like a fish pond and ring toss, and there will be balloon artists and face painting."

There will also be a reptile show.

Dick’s Jamboree will provide live music Sunday at Victoria Square.

The Amherst Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival includes the following events:

FRIDAY

1-5 p.m. – Kids Zone at Victoria Square

7 p.m. – Beer garden opens. Free live music Victoria Square.

SATURDAY

9 a.m. – Pancake breakfast at the Lions Den

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Kids Zone at Victoria Square

4 p.m. – Talent Show for youth at Victoria Square

6:30 p.m. – Dayle’s Fashion Show

9 p.m. – Beer Gardens and live music at Amherst Stadium.

SUNDAY

Live music from Dick’s Jamboree

 

 

 

 

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