By: By Madison McLamb - Bladen Journal Intern

AMMON — With the coming of the 21st annual Ammon Blueberry Festival, the town is ready to turn a shiny hue of blue.

On Saturday, folks far and wide are welcome to come visit Ammon for all of the planned fun-filled, entertainment-packed activities at the Blueberry Festival.

The festival is expecting around 30 vendors selling crafts, food, blueberries and much more.

Nancy Smith, a director of the Ammon Blueberry Festival, said that she was “very excited because the parade is shaping up very well” and they are expecting a lot of new floats and guests.

“We are going to have Smokey the Bear in the parade this year, and that is something that we have not seen in a long time,” added Smith.

The parade will also feature the usual appearance by the Dunn Clowns and Shriners mini-cars.

She also explained that one of her favorite things is the pancake breakfast held at the Ammon Fire Department, which runs from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. The breakfast, which only asks for a donation, is sponsored by the Ruritan Club and benefits the Ammon Volunteer Fire Department.

“Of course, I am excited for the pancake breakfast because they are so delicious, and it is a great way to start the festival,” explained Smith.

They’re expecting to have new entertainment up until 3 p.m. including live music.

The Antique and Classic Car and Truck Show is also another great attraction to be expected at the festival.

The Ammon Blueberry Festival is free to the public.

For more information, contact Nancy Smith at 910-588-4938.

Madison McLamb can be reached at 910-862-4163

21st annual Blueberry Festival is Saturday

By Madison McLamb

Bladen Journal Intern