Poplarville hosts annual Blueberry Jubilee - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Poplarville hosts annual Blueberry Jubilee

Posted: Updated:
POPLARVILLE, MS (WDAM) -

Downtown Poplarville was painted blue with ribbons, balloons, on Saturday, but the main attraction was the variety of blueberries. Thousands of folks enjoyed quality time in the sun to explore the 31st annual Blueberry Jubilee.

Some jubilee patrons spent the day testing out recipes and exploring the blueberry capitol.

"Enjoy a day of fun, there is a lot of food, a lot of interesting blueberry dishes and just come out for a day of fun," said jubilee patron Tammy Fountain.

The line to grab a drink could've given anyone the blues, but it didn't stop folks from patiently waiting for a blueberry lemonade. One of the biggest hits at the festival was the blueberry lemonade stand.

Polly Arnold has been attending the festival for years, bringing her ice cold blueberry-inspired lemonade to the event.

"We have an 8-acre blueberry farm, and we needed something to do with the blueberries so I came up with blueberry lemonade," said Arnold.

"We have people who come and they say, that's the main reason they come every year, and that is to get our blueberry lemonade. I had people coming from New Orleans today saying I have been waiting for this all year," said Arnold.

Vendors sold everything from blueberry plants, to jams and jellies, to hand-crafted pottery. Festivities kicked off with a 5-k race, followed by an auto show, live music and multiple contests with plenty of southern hospitality.

Even though some festival patrons visited Poplarville for the first time, most seemed to enjoy their day with the second-most popular berry in the United States: The blueberry. 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Coroner: Girl's body was found in abandoned trailer's bathroom

    Coroner: Girl's body was found in abandoned trailer's bathroom

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:26:33 GMT
    It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer.More >>
    It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer. Coroner Gary Hargrove said Janaya's body was found in a bathroom.More >>
  • Parents on high alert after attempted kidnapping in Bayou View

    Parents on high alert after attempted kidnapping in Bayou View

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:29:59 GMT
    Parents in the Bayou View Community of Gulfport are on high alert, after a reported attempted kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl from her home.More >>
    Parents in the Bayou View Community of Gulfport are on high alert, after a reported attempted kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl from her home.More >>
  • No hotel deal means Margaritaville Biloxi will close

    No hotel deal means Margaritaville Biloxi will close

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:00:03 GMT
    The Board of Directors of Margaritaville Casino said they have been unable to put together a deal to build a hotel, and that means Margaritaville can't compete in the Biloxi market.
    More >>
    The Board of Directors of Margaritaville Casino said they have been unable to put together a deal to build a hotel, and that means Margaritaville can't compete in the Biloxi market. As of today, the casino is planning to close its doors by September 19.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

208 DeBuys Road
Biloxi, MS 39531
(228) 896-1313

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WLOX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.