It’s time for summer’s favorite fruit to shine. The 12th annual Blueberry Festival takes place Saturday, July 23rd from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m., rain or shine at Trumbull’s Long Hill United Methodist Church.

The church cooks have been at it for a few weeks now and have already lovingly made over 200 blueberry pies. These are not your ordinary, store-bought pies, either. With at least 1 pound of berries in every single pie you can see why there is a 100% sellout of these pies every year, so get there early. The blueberry pies will be sold at the Festival either by the slice, as pie ala mode, or entire pies to take home. You can purchase already baked or fresh frozen with complete with baking instructions so you can bake one up fresh whenever you wish.

Another Festival favorite are the home baked blueberry muffins, which will be sold individually at the Festival or in a 4-pack to take home and share. At the July 23 festival, there will also be blueberry-lemon shortcake, blueberry ice cream sundaes, burgers, dogs, chicken-blueberry salad and more.

We will have a children’s game area, arts and crafts, live music and more. Again, the event is rain or shine.

Long Hill United Methodist Church is at 6358 Main Street (Route 111) in Trumbull.

For more info, call 203-954-9691.