Who’s Ready For The 9th Annual Blueberry Bash?

Blueberries

The 9th Annual Blueberry Bash returns to Milton, FL on Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 8:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. at the Arc of the Emerald Coast Santa Rosa. Live music, fresh blueberries, kid’s activities, and arts and crafts from local vendors are just a few of the attractions to look forward to at this year’s bash.

Pick Fresh Blueberries

It’s the focus of the bash and what everyone looks forward to every year: picking fresh blueberries! Take your time picking out these scrumptious treats during the 9th Annual Blueberry Bash. The event is open to the public and, best of all, it’s free.

5K Fun Run & Walk

Come out early for the 9th Annual Blueberry Bash 5K Run and Walk. Check-in starts at 6:00 A.M. and the race begins at 7:00 A.M and is open to all ages. All participants will receive a 5K t-shirt and one free beer or water.

Check Out Some Hot Wheels at the Show & Shine Car Show

Got a rare ride you want to show off? Some hot wheels you are super proud of? If so, then bring your vehicle out to the Show and Shine Car Show. Registration is only $20 and you also receive a pint of blueberries with your registration fee!

Local Arts & Crafts For Sale

Local vendors will be setting up shop at the 9th Annual Blueberry Bash and offering an incredible selection of arts, crafts, and other items for sale. Browse all the items and help support local vendors with your purchase.

A Bash For a Cause

Proceeds from the 9th Annual Blueberry Bash benefit The Arc of the Emerald Coast Santa Rosa. This organization is an affiliate of The Arc of the United States, “the world’s largest grassroots advocacy organization for citizens of all ages with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities, and their families,” according to their website.

Pro Tips for Picking Blueberries

Whether you’re picking blueberries at this year’s bash or at any local farm, here are a few tips for a great experience:

  • Find the Hidden Gems: Look for blueberry bushes in the back or behind the front rows of bushes. Most people will tend to pick the bushes they see first. Head to the more hidden or out of the way bushes to get the best-unpicked berries.
  • Examine Your Berries: The best blueberries will be round, blue, and have no visible cracks on the skin. The general rule is that the larger the berry is, the sweeter its taste will be. Avoid white (unripened) berries and small berries which tend to taste sour.
  • Remember to Wash Berries Prior to Eating: Washing your berries ensures that any insects or pesticides that may have been used are removed prior to consuming.

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