Blueberry, Blues and Bluegrass Festival comes to local church

The Blueberry, Blues and Bluegrass Festival at Long Hill United Methodist Church in Trumbull will take place Saturday, July 19 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine.

The festival features more than 200 blueberry pies made by the women of the church. Visitors can purchase an entire pie, either fresh, baked, or frozen. Pie a-la-mode by the slice also will be available.

In addition, homemade blueberry muffins, blueberry bread, and blueberry ice cream sundaes will be sold.

There will also be hot dogs, burgers and blueberry-chicken salad sandwiches, along with soda, water and coffee; a free children’s area with a petting zoo, games and face painting, and arts and crafts available for purchase.

Musicians to perform

This year the festival has been expanded to include more music. The “Blues” will come from saxophonist Chris Coulter of Trumbull.

Coulter has been a top musician in the tri-state area for more than 30 years, and has played with jazz greats such as Clark Terry, Gerry Mulligan and Pepper Adams. He will be on stage from 11 a.m.-noon.

Then the “Bluegrass” portion of the day. A band named XXXIInd Time Out has been around more than a decade, offering a rocking mix of bluegrass, folk, country and some originals. The band will perform from noon-2:30 p.m.

Location and more information

Long Hill United Methodist Church is at 6358 Main St. (Route 111) in Trumbull, next to the Corner Deli. There’s plenty of parking at the church or on nearby Elizabeth Street.

For information call 203-954-9691.