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Eat some pie and take to the sky | Kitsap Week
BREMERTON — Where else but the Bremerton Blackberry Festival can you let the kids eat pie, climb a wall, bounce in a bouncy house, and ride in a helicopter or airplane all in the same day?
The Blackberry Festival is Sept. 1, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sept. 2, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sept. 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Louis Mentor Boardwalk on 2nd Street and Washington Avenue.
Festival events include a fun run, pony rides, live entertainment and attractions, and tours of the USS Turner Joy. For a schedule of events, visit www.blackberryfestival.org.
The Blackberry Festival Fly-In is Sept. 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bremerton National Airport. Shuttle service will be provided between downtown and the airport.
The Northwest BeechBoys formation demonstration team will delight festival goers with a special flight formation, visible downtown, at 12:10 p.m.
On the ground at the airport, there will be antique, classic, contemporary and homebuilt airplanes. Judges will award prizes in those categories, as well as for Greatest Distance Flown.
Spectators can take helicopter rides. Children can take a Young Eagles plane flight for free.
For more information about the Fly In, call Jim Swartwood, (360) 377-8570; or visit www.blackberryfestival.org/blackberry-festival-fly.