By Stew Kernan

The blueberry is known as Sudbury’s best above ground resource…and it’s almost time to celebrate.

The 30th annual Sudbury Blueberry Festival runs July 12th to the 19th with a full list of events at

Festival chair John Lindsay says they were close to calling it quits after this years festival, but sponsors, the city, federal grants and ten new events this year should mean a 31st festival next year.

As for the blueberries, Lindsay says the late spring has meant a slow start to the season, but the berries should be plentiful with some more rain and hot weather.