People must be crazy for Saskatchewan wild blueberries. Take, for instance, the St. Walburg Wild Blueberry Festival. This spunkly little town of 400 attracts a crowd of more than 5,000 people for the Wild Blueberry Festival in late August. By 9 am, there's a long lineup at the blueberry sale table. When the Centennial Clock stikes 9 o'clock, the commerce begins.
In some years, when the berries are less prolific, they sell out in ten minutes. This was a good year for berries and some vendors didn't sell out until 11 am! Of course, I was near the front of the line -- I didn't drive three hours from Saskatoon to go home empty handed. My friend Laureen came with me. We sampled the blueberry pie, blueberry cheesecake and, because there was no blueberry beverage, a Labatt's Blue.