When: Fri., July 21, 12 p.m. and Sat., July 22, 10 a.m. 2017
In Michigan, there is a summer festival for everything, but the Imlay City Blueberry Festival is one of the originals. It’s been around since 1980, celebrating the indigo-flavored fruit with live music, a Little Miss Blueberry pageant, and a parade. Each day there are eating contests that ask participants to shove their gourds full of anything from pickles to Little Caesars Crazy Bread to blueberry pie. The whole thing is basically just an old-fashioned celebration of classic, American values.