Summer Festival Preview: Blenheim Cherry Festival

Thursday July 19th, 2012

Posted at 3:15pm


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The Blenheim Cherry Festival and Sidewalk Days kick off today, and run through Saturday in the small town of Blenheim, just a short distance outside Chatham. The festival is located up and down the main street, and features rides, sidewalk sales, live entertainment, and much more. There’s sure to be something for the whole family.

Here is the festival’s 3-day schedule:

Thursday, July 19, 2012

9am to 9pm: All day shopping

9am to 6pm: Rides courtesy of Carter Shows (all day pass $12+HST)

2pm to 4pm: Music by award-winning country singer/songwriter Jay Allan

4pm to 5pm: Demonstration by Blenheim Golden Eagles Gymnastics Club

5pm to 6pm: Erin’s Dance Club show

6pm to 7pm: Dancing by Debbie McGonigle School of Dance

7pm to 8pm: Steppin’ Out line dancers take the stage!


Friday, July 20, 2012

9am to 9pm: All day shopping

9am to 6pm: Rides courtesy of Carter Shows (all day pass $12+HST)

3pm to 5pm: Tryouts for the Cherry Pit Spit Contest (all ages welcome)

6pm: The Best Cherry Pie Eating Contest Ever! (Registration from 3-5 at McIntyre Pharmacy)

7pm to 10pm music by One Cowan

Performances by Kobbler Jay throughout the day


Saturday, July 21, 2012

9am to 5pm: All day shopping and rides

9am to 12pm: Presentations by the CK Parrot Club

10am to 1pm: Horticultural Society “Container Garden Contest”

10am to 12pm: Cherry Pit Spit qualifying round

12:30pm: Cherry Pit Spit Champion Competition


If you’re in the Chatham area, or simply looking for something new to do, why not drive out to Blenheim for a fun filled weekend? Don’t miss the fun and festivities!  For more information, visit

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