Persimmon Hill Blueberry Festival and Music Fest

Blueberry cobblers and music are part of the Blueberry Festival at Persimmon Hill Farm on Saturday, June 6 as the blueberry season launches at Persimmon Hill Farm in Lampe. The event includes an annual Cobbler Contest to benefit the Lives Under Construction Boys Ranch, along with entertainment featuring the Farnum Family in an outdoor music fest.

The Cobbler Contest, held from noon to 4 p.m., will feature a variety of blueberry cobblers. Farm guests can feast and help the Boys Ranch, as all proceeds from the brunch will go to the ranch, located near the farm. Representatives from the LUC Boys Ranch will be on hand with displays, information and products made by the boys.

The music fest will feature the Farnum Family of Galena, performing bluegrass and gospel music from noon to 4 p.m.

Cobbler cooks are welcome to enter the Persimmon Hill Farm 21st Annual Ozark Mountain Cobbler Contest. Anyone wishing to enter can come to the farm prior to the contest for a free pound of blueberries. Entering cooks should bring their cobblers by noon on June 6. Cobblers will be judged by 1 p.m. and will then be part of the benefit dessert spread. The winner of the contest will receive a handmade pottery cobbler dish.

The all-day festival also includes free tours of the farm, free recipes and samples of blueberry products. Barbecue sandwiches featuring the farm’s award-winning sauces are available

Persimmon Hill Farm is located south of Lampe off of Mo. 86, at 367 Persimmon Hill Lane. The farm is 1 1/2 miles off of Mo. 86. For more information, call 417-779-5443. A map is posted on the farm web site, For more information on the LUC Boys Ranch, contact Melissa at 417-779-5374 or