Mount Prospect Lions Club to hold Blueberry Festival

  • Fresh berries will be the focus of the Blueberry Festival set for Aug. 18 at the Mount Prospect Lions Club Farmers Market.

      Fresh berries will be the focus of the Blueberry Festival set for Aug. 18 at the Mount Prospect Lions Club Farmers Market. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

 
Submitted by Jean Murphy
Posted8/12/2019 11:21 AM

The Mount Prospect Lions Club will host a Blueberry Festival at the downtown Mount Prospect Lions Club Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. The market is held each week in the commuter parking lot at Northwest Highway and Emerson Street.

The Blueberry Festival will feature a free blueberry pancake breakfast prepared on the griddle by members of the Lions Club, as well as a blueberry items on sale at vendors' stands throughout the market, including blueberry coffee cakes and blueberry bundtinis.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

A volume discount on purchases of fresh blueberries is also planned by several farmers, according to market spokesman Fred Steinmiller.

"We had heard about big blueberry festivals out in the country and decided to try one here a few years ago, and everyone loved it," Steinmiller said. "So we are doing it again using blueberries donated by our vendors."

Music will be provided from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. by Claire Spencer, singing and playing the guitar, and Hat Stretchers, a local country folk band.

Donations will be accepted to benefit local Lions programs. For details on the Mount Prospect Lions Club and the festival, visit www.mplions.org/farmers-market.html.

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