The Florida Blueberry Festival Will Not Return to Brooksville, New Location to be Announced
BROOKSVILLE – Sad news for thousands who have enjoyed the fun, food and entertainment of the Florida Blueberry Festival, after organizers announced they will not return to Brooksville next year.
According to the Event President, Michael Heard, the decision was made by the Festival’s Board of Directors but she did not want to comment further on what prompted the decision. Heard did say the festival would return at a new location in 2019.
There is speculation that an undisclosed conflict between Festival Organizers and the Brooksville City of Council may have led to the recent decision, but hat has not been confirmed.We spoke to Interim City Manager Lyndon Bonner who said, “You know about as much as I do,” regarding why the festival pulled out of Brooksville. Festival organizers were planning to sign a lease with the City to relocate the festival but that recently fell through, says Bonner.
Last April marked the 6th and last Annual Blueberry Festival to be held in Brooksville.
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