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Festival Schedule

Check back for details on our 2014 Schedule!
2013 Schedule
The Living History:  May 31, 2013 and June 1,2013

Location: Alma, GA 31510.

Visit the campsites of the Civil War soldiers and the Indians to see how they lived their times:

  • A campsite complete with tent, cooking pot, gun rack, etc.
  • A Six-Man Unit demonstrating marching, loading, and firing of muskets.
  • A Medical Historian’s display and explanation of medical instruments used in the war.
  • An exhibit of women’s clothing including a ballroom gown and the grieving black dress.
  • The demonstration and firing of a replica cannon used during the war.

Teachers and school officials have enthusiastically requested that the Living History return next year. Additionally, we would like to include neighboring school districts. The Re-Enactors will supply the manpower, but need financial help for their travel expenses.

Blueberry Cook-Off:  Saturday May 25,2013 at 10:30 A.M.

Location: Bacon County Extension, 203 S. Dixon Street, Alma, GA 31510.

blueberry pieSponsored by Jay’s IGA, this culinary competition is a winner. Submit any blueberry dish to be judged on taste, appearance, nutrition and recipe. Cash prizes are awarded in the adult categories and the youth division. Contact Ann Wildes at (912) 632-5601 for information and registration.  (Download Application)

Blueberry Gospel: Thursday May 30, 2013 at 7:30 P.M.

musicLocation: Bacon Theater, Alma, GA (click for more info)

Sponsored by Richmond Baking, the Blueberry Gospel features inspiring gospel music.

Bed Race:  Saturday June 1, 2013 at 6:00 P.M.

bedraceThe Bed Race is to benefit the food bank in Alma, Georgia.
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Blueberry Pancake Breakfast: Saturday June 1, 2013 starting at 7:00 A.M.

pancakesAlma Lion’s Club makes these piping hot pancakes using Georgia blueberries, blueberry syrup, and homegrown sausage. Starting at 6:30 A.M., this is a must! Tickets are $4.00 each, and you can call Danny Turner at (912) 632-6732 for advance tickets.

Fun Run: June 1, 2013 at 6:30 A.M.

Starting Line: 1st Baptist Church, 201 N. Church Street, Alma, GA 31510

fun runBacon County Hospital sponsors this run. You can set your own pace in either the 5K or 1 mile Fun Run. Registration begins at 6:30 A.M. and run is at 8:00 A.M. Contact Debbie Spivey at (912) 632-8961 if you want to join the fun.
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Senior Beauty Pageant: May 31, 2013 at 6:00 P.M.

crownLocation: Goldwasser Park Gazebo

A Blueberry favorite, the senior ladies are always a BIG hit. Entry forms are available from Chris Williams at the Senior Center, or on-line.   Entry fee is $25.00. For more information contact Vicki Vickers at (912) 632-7434.
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Blueberry Street Dance: May 31, 2013 at 8:00 P.M.

street danceLocation: Goldwasser Park

 Come with your lawn chairs and dancing shoes. Music for everyone! The dance ends at midnight. Enjoy the bands Last call and Budderkat!

Parade: June 1, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. (line-up begins at 8 A.M.)

paradeMotorcycles, convertibles carrying beauty queens and dignitaries, Veterans, marching soldiers, music, golf-carts and more. Contact Sam Edgar at (912) 632-7777 for line-up information.
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Blueberry Pie Eating: June 1, 2013 at 12:00 P.M.

pieCategories are for all ages. Come and eat! Again, area dignitaries will compete by collecting money, with the loser earning the right to stuff his face. Don’t miss this event.

Buy Blueberries Here: Friday and Saturday

blueberry plantBacon County 4-H booth features fresh blueberries and blueberry plants for sale. You will receive directions for caring for your new plants. They are friendly and helpful while sharing their blueberry products.

Blueberry Jam: June 1, 2013 at 7:00 P.M.

bandThis is a fantastic way to end our Blueberry Festival Weekend. Our band this year is "Unsaid" Come, listen, and sing in Goldwasser Park.

Civil War Enactment: June 1, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. (Also, cannon firing Friday night at 9 P.M. 

civil war enactmentThis is our Third year to feature a Civil War Enactment. The battle will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Recreation Center, Alma. Soldiers from all over the South will take part in this event. They will fire cannons (including special night time firing), muskets and fire arms. Before and after the battle, you can walk through their camp sites and learn how the soldiers lived. They will demonstrate clothing, eating, and preparing for battles. The guys and often girls enjoy sharing the history of the times.
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Tennis Tournament: Saturday June 1, 2013 and Sunday June 2, 2013

tennisWe are sponsoring a doubles Tennis Tournament for all ages and levels. Deadline for entry is Monday, 27. 2013. Please follow link to Tennis Tournament Application. 
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