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Florida Blueberry Festival takes over Brooksville

The juicy trend locally: blueberries. True, they can't touch the amount of citrus and strawberries grown here, but the area of blueberries harvested in Florida has roughly tripled in the past 10 years. And wouldn't you know the berries are ripening just in time for the Florida Blueberry Festival this weekend in Brooksville. It features blueberries in anything you can think of and beyond, including a juried art show, putting challenge, live music (may we request Blueberry Hill?), kids zone, zip line and something called Blueberry Theater. There's also a car show with antique, custom and classic cars from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday ($15 car registration), and a Mud Truck Show, with a display of "mudders" and a pit stop challenge for kids from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday (free). The blueberry fest runs 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday along Main Street in downtown Brooksville. $5, $3 ages 6-17, 5 and younger free. (352) 754-4173. floridablueberryfestival.org

Florida Blueberry Festival takes over Brooksville 04/10/14 [Last modified: Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:34pm]
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