At the 22nd Annual Bostwick Blueberry Festival:
No general admission charge
Delicious blueberry pancake breakfast – served 8 am to noon – $6 per person
Blueberry ice cream
Homemade blueberry pies and other goodies
Things for the kids
blueberry baking contest
Mr. and Miss Blueberry
Arts and crafts
Country feel vendors
Blueberry and tropical plants
Library used-book sale
Humane Society Pet Adoptions
Official Blueberry Festival T-shirts, totes
Free live entertainment all day
And of course – fresh-picked Miller blueberries
Happy Memories that will last.
In October of 1991, a small group of Bostwick citizens met in the old schoolhouse to form what they would call “a social club”. They wanted a gathering place to hold community functions such as barbecues, covered dish meals, teen dances, children’s carnivals, etc.
With the support of Putman County, the club was allowed use of the old school to hold all functions and meetings. One of the first projects of the club was to redecorate the old cafeteria and raise money for a new floor. A lot of hard work went into painting and making curtains, but the results were worth it.
As the club increased in members from 1992 to 1997, the members decided to make a more service-oriented role to help improve the quality of life in the Bostwick area. Support for a Boy Scout Troop was provided and meetings were held in one of the old classrooms. A small library was started and, in 1997, the very first Bostwick Blueberry Festival was held.