As the name suggests, wild blackberries are the main reason for the festival. The chance to try our wild blackberries in a freshly baked homemade pie attracts people from miles around. The festival begins with a pancake breakfast held at the Grange Hall, followed by a crafts fair and parade, and ends with a raffle. The day's events also include games for the kids, a salmon bake and entertainment. Proceeds from the event have provided scholarships for graduating Crescent High School seniors, funds to community organization and equipment for the Joyce Fire Department.
Note- This year, 2021, the pancake breakfast has been cancelled because we felt we couldn't maintain COVID safety in an indoor restaurant style setting.
A slide show of the days events. Thanks to Roger Mosley for contributing so many great photographs to our website.