Winslow’s annual Blueberry Festival is scheduled for 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Winslow Congregational Church, 12 Lithgow St.

Admission to the festival grounds is free, according to a news release from the church.

Nearly 750 blueberry pies and blueberry baked goods will be available for sale. Blueberry pies ($12 each) can be picked up at the church between 3 and 7 p.m. the previous evening (Friday, Aug. 12) or the day of the festival from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Kicking off the 51st annual festival on Saturday will be a blueberry pancake breakfast set for 7-10 a.m. The breakfast costs $7 per person and $5 for children 12 and younger, payable at the door.

In addition to the “all things blueberry” pies and other culinary delights, festival patrons can enjoy a lobster shore-dinner raffle; live classical, pop, folk, and blues music; local crafts vendors; a yard sale; a popcorn vendor; a silent auction; basket raffles; an agricultural exhibit featuring goats; and a firetruck and police car.

The night before the festival, there will be a Friday chicken barbecue supper to-go at Winslow Congregational Church. The supper is scheduled for 3-7 p.m.

Blueberry pies, blueberry baked goods, and a yard sale also will be ongoing during the supper, plus live music. The supper costs $12, payable at the event, and will be served by Winslow Community Cupboard food pantry volunteers. All proceeds will benefit the food pantry.

Held since 1972, the festival raises funds to empower the local humanitarian/Christian-service work of the Winslow church. Celebrating its 193rd birthday this year, the church is housed in a building dating from 1796, which has been home to a congregation since 1828.

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