SWEET TREAT: Stalls at the Blues and Berries Community Fair.
SWEET TREAT: Stalls at the Blues and Berries Community Fair. Rachel Vercoe

All of the best kind of blues

FAMILIES, couples, individuals, locals and visitors came together to enjoy all things blue at the Blues and Berries Community Fair.

The inaugural Blues and Berries Community Fair was held with great community enjoyment and involvement from people taking part in the pie-eating competition or sitting back in their chairs and enjoying a blueberry drink while watching live blues bands in performances on stage.

An estimated 3500 people attended the event throughout the day, some staying from 9am and others coming and going.

"The pie-eating competition was a huge hit and the United Nations pie competition with guests from Woopi Backpackers and local identities pie comp were both hits with everyone," event organiser Carl Mower said.

Whether people liked fresh blueberries, blueberry jam, blueberry cordial, blueberry pancakes or perhaps no blueberries, there was food and drinks available for people of all taste preferences.

"The two Costa farm tours exceeded our expectations with both trips fully booked out on the day and numerous others on the waiting list," Carl said.

"This clearly showed the large interest from the general community that want to learn and get a first-hand look at the area's largest industry," the organiser added.



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