UNION — The Union Fair & Maine Wild Blueberry Festival is beckoning Mainers and tourists to Knox County for a taste of the state’s signature berry.

The 144th Union Fair begins on Saturday and lasts until Aug. 29. The event will include the Maine Wild Blueberry Queen Coronation as well as a demolition derby, midway and harness racing. There will also be livestock events and a wine pavilion.

The event is taking place at the Union Fairgrounds. The blueberry festival part of the fair dates to 1960 as a way of promoting Maine’s wild blueberry industry.

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