A book signing will be held Friday, Aug. 26 starting at 11 a.m. during the Union Fair’s Wild Blueberry Festival for Virginia Wright’s “The Wild Blueberry Book.” The signing will be located at the Wild Blueberry Hut on the fairgrounds, off Route 17.

“The Wild Blueberry Book,” published in June by Down East Books, follows the story of these luscious berries as they make their way from the barrens to the table, with some stops along the way for pie-eating contests, baking competitions and even an annual musical celebrating the culture that has grown up around Maine’s official berry.

Complete with recipes, the book introduces the reader to growers, rakers, beekeepers, processors, winemakers, blueberry queens and some of the food scientists who are unlocking the secrets behind blueberries’ amazing health benefits.

For more information about the signing, contact Jim Justice at 542-4844.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.