- Associated Press - Saturday, August 20, 2016

UNION, Maine (AP) - Maine’s annual celebration of wild blueberries is ready to take over the town of Union for several days.

The Maine Wild Blueberry Festival is part of the Union Fair and will last from Saturday to Aug. 27. The festival began in 1960 as a way to promote Maine’s blueberry industry, which is one of the state’s best known businesses.

Maine is by far the biggest wild blueberry state in the country. Wild blueberries are smaller than cultivated blueberries, and also grow in Canada. They are especially beloved for their use in baked goods and smoothies.

The fair also includes harness racing, demolition derbies and the coronation of the Maine Wild Blueberry Queen.

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Online: https://www.unionfair.org/

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