Maine Blueberry Festivals in 2018

Looking for a blueberry festival in Maine in 2018? (just scroll down the page)There is no other listing as complete and current as this list, just updated! All the blueberry festivals in Maine we can find are listed on this page! If you love strawberries, look for a festival near you below! And I'm always looking for more blueberry festivals! Please write me, if you know of any to add!  I update the dates as soon as the festivals publish their information, but you can always click on the links (usually the name of the festival) to see the current information on the festival's own website. 

I update this list every year, but still click on the links to the festival (the blue, underlined name of the each festival) to confirm this year's dates on the website for each festival. They may change or cancel at the last minute. . If they don't have a website, call the phone number provided, but ALWAYS CONFIRM THIS YEAR'S DATES AND TIMES BY EITHER VIEWING THEIR WEBSITE OR CALLING.

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2018 Blueberry Festivals in Maine - Where, When and More to Find a Blueberry Festival Near You!

 Maine

Blueberries typically ripen from April (in Florida and Texas) through June and August in the upper Midwest and New England. June dominates as the month for blueberry production (and festivals) Unlike strawberries, which grow almost anywhere, blueberries are grown commercially in half as many states.

There are two general types of blueberry festivals 1) community festivals, usually organized by a church, school, local Chamber of commerce or a town and 2). Blueberry festival held at and by a farm. They are different in what they offer, and community festivals tend to be less expensive so they are grouped separately. (of course not all states and areas have both.)
Following the festival listings are links to our easy to follow directions about making blueberry jam, freezing blueberries, blueberry pies and much more.

Community Blueberry Festivals

  • Gray Blueberry Festival - August annually; Saturday, August 11, 2018
     24 Main St., Gray, ME. Phone: (207) 657-3339. Email: [email protected]. Our 2nd annual [Town of] Gray Blueberry Festival takes place outside at the same location (and same weekend) as last year:. This year we'll have more blueberry menu items and contests, more old-fashioned games, and make 'n take/Skill Sharing opportunities.Music, Food, Animals, Wagon Rides, Community Expo, Crafters & Vendors, Climbing Wall, Inflatables, Kids' Activities, Fun Run, Dunk Tank, Diaper Derby, Contests & Lawn Games, and much more! Hope to see you all there on August 11th!
  • First Congregational Church of Blue Hill Blueberry Festival - Early August from 7:30 am to 2 pm
    22 Tenney Hill, Blue Hill, ME 04614. Phone: (207) 374-2891. Email: [email protected]. Started in 2009, the Blueberry Festival is held on the first Saturday in August. The Festival provides intergenerational fellowship for the Church and raises money to further its mission. It's a fun-filled day for the entire community and the day begins with none other than a Blueberry Pancake Breakfast. The children look forward to the 'Pocket Lady', where they can buy a chance to reach into a pocketed apron for a prize. There's also a bounce house, dunk tank, whipped cream pie eating contest, crafts, face painting, games, cake walk, etc. We have a food cart that includes hot dogs, hamburgers and vegetarian sandwiches. And there are several booths with everything Blueberry: baked goods, ice cream, smoothies, granola and short cake. The silent auction is very popular, with items such as antique furniture, paintings by local artists, vacation rentals, sports tickets, gift certificates to local businesses, pottery and china, guitars, useful household items, etc.
  • First Congregational Church of Eliot and Wyman's Blueberries Wild Blueberry Festival - held on a Saturday in late August or early September
    First Congregational Church of Eliot, 1361 State Road, Eliot, ME 03903. Phone: 207-450-8079. All kinds of blueberry goodness together with community goodness. Live music, art under the tent, a fire truck to explore, face painting, a walk about town scavenger hunt and breakfast and lunch with all the blueberries you can imagine!
  • Kennebunk First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church 42nd Annual Blueberry Fair - Saturday, July 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine
    Blueverry Fair grounds, 114 Main Street, Kennebunk, ME. Phone: (207) 985-3700. Email: [email protected]. Our very successful & long standing fair features more than forty artisans & crafters from all over New England. They offer a variety of art objects including paintings in different mediums as well as sculpture, photography, jewelry, pottery, porcelian & stoneware ornaments, hand-painted silk scarves & clothing, soaps, wood products & much, much more. We will have a children's corner with interactive fun and local music entertainment. The Kennebunk Free Library will offer fiction & non-fiction books for sale. Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., we will be presenting our ever irristable luncheon meals that include a beverage & scrumptious blueberry pie. The meals: New England haddock chowder or alternative vegetarian soup, Crab meat roll, hot dogs, and vegetarian wraps for outside ordering. These are also served ala carte if you prefer. And, of course, we have all kinds of delectable baked blueberry goods for sale all day with coffee and beverages. Come wander through - enjoy the wonderful irrisistable eromas floating through the air & a soul-satisfying atmosphere of warmth & laughter. Entry to the Fair is FREE,
  • Kennebunk Holy Cross Lutheran Church Annual Blueberry Festival - August - see their website for this year's date
    2 Lord Street,  Kennebunk, Maine 04043. Phone: 207.985.4803. Throughout the year "Crafters for a Cause" - consisting of the Social Concerns Committee and other members of the congregation - work to create unique crafts for sale at the Blueberry Festival held annually in August. The festival, which celebrates all things blueberry, from hand crafted items to pies, homemade donuts and other treats, is a benefit event. Each year the Social Concerns Committee reviews community needs to select an organization to be the recipient of Blueberry Festival proceeds.
  • Machias Wild Blueberry Festival - Every year in mid August 
    Machias, Maine. Phone: 207-255-6665. Email: [email protected]. A Church and Community Project of Centre Street Congregational Church UCC. If you really can't come and visit us, but would love to order something from us, we have a lot to sell! Fernwood of Maine replicas of our church, T-shirts, caps, prints of Machias, bags, and of course, all the lovely craft items the women spend all year making. Simply call the Church Office Monday to Friday from 10 - 2 and you should be able to order anything, including Quilt Tickets and Musical Tickets. Directions: please click here for Machias, Maine and read down a bit on the page and you will find directions. Saturday & Sunday Over 250 Craft Booths, Blueberry Musical Comedy, 5 Mile & 1 Mile Foot Races, Baking and Pie Eating Contests, Variety of Musical Entertainment, Historical & Cultural Exhibits, Tours, Lectures, Children's Entertainment, Children's Parade & Kids' Zone, Blueberry Festival Community Worship Service, Chicken BBQ, Fish Fry, Bean Supper, Blueberry Pancake Breakfast, Blueberry Desserts, 2 Food Courts, Park & Ride Shuttle Service (donations gratefully accepted), Free Handicapped Parking.
  • Rangely Lakes Blueberry Festival - mid-August, annually, from 10 am to 3 pm. August 16th in 2018
    Rangely Lakes, Maine. Phione: 207-864-5571 for more information  Enjoy the Blueberry Season with this annual festival featuring pies, crafts & gifts, vendors, and children activities.
  • South Freeport Congregational Church Annual Summer Blueberry Festival - August 3, 4, and 5, 2018. 
    98 South Freeport Road, South Freeport, Maine. Phone: 207-865-4012. Great fun and entertainment for everyone!! All are invited!! ​All events happen on the Church Grounds. We are thankful again for the kind donation of Maine Blueberries from Wyman's of Maine, helping to make this Festival extra yummy!  Admission -- Friday night Lobster Dinner $25.00, Saturday Lunch prices vary, Kids events on Saturday $5.00, Sunday Breakfast prices vary. All other activities are free.  Tentative schedule:
    Friday
    3 - 7 pm Jewelry & Treasures Sale
    5:30 to 7 pm Lobster ($25.00) or Chicken Dinner and Entertainment by Reservation. ---Lobsters from Casco Bay via local fishermen. To make your reservation call 865-4012 or email: [email protected].
    Kids Day on Saturday
    9 - 3 pm Jewelry and Treasures Sale, Fresh Baked Pies, Blueberry Baked Goods, and MORE!!
    10:30 am Pet Parade -Bring your pet and join the fun! (Costumes encouraged)
    11 - 3 pm KIDS Activities including Bounce House, Dunk Tank, Bubble Jester, Face Painting and MORE!!! $5.00 admission to all kids activities.
    11 -12 Noon Earth Jams Interactive Music with Matt Loosigian
    11:30 - 3 pm Fresh squeezed lemonade, smoothies, hot dogs, hamburgers, ​ grilled cheese sandwiches (prices vary)
    11:30 - 1:30 pm Fresh Lobster Roll Lunch (market price)
    1 - 2 pm Sparks Ark Animals
    11 - 3 pm Bracelet making with Ashley Bunting (for all ages)
    Sunday
    8 - 9:30 am Blueberry Pancake Breakfast (prices vary)
    ​9:30 -10:30 am Outdoor Worship Service under the tent.
  • Union Fair and Blueberry Festival - mid August,
    Union, ME 04862. Phone: 207-785-3281. There is contests, live music, harness racing, the Wine Pavilion, fireworks, the Maine Wild Blueberry Queen Coronation, 2 Demolition Derbys, exhibits, food, demonstrations & shows, the Midway, 4-H, Laser Tag, lots of food, the Matthews Museum, High Flying Frisbee Dogs, the pulling, Lawnmower Drag Racing and more at the 147th Union Fair! What would a fair be without the animals? From their earliest beginnings, county fairs were where local farmers would bring their best stock to be judged against their neighbors for bragging rights and trade stock. That tradition Farm animals at the Union Fair.continues today and you can join in. Why not take a break from the other activities at the fair and enjoy watching either a sheep or beef show to see who wins the blue ribbon and bragging rights this year? Also, you can take a walk through the barns and chat with the farmers to learn about where your food comes from, how much milk a dairy cow can produce in a day and the difference between a steer and oxen.
  • Wilton Blueberry Festival - always held the first Friday and Saturday of August   (August 3rd & 4th in 2018)
    Main Street, Wilton, ME 04294. Phone: (207) 778-4726. Email: [email protected]. The Wilton Blueberry Festival  in Wilton, Maine, started in 1982 with a simple 'Blueberry Church Bazaar.' As the years have passed, it has grown into a two-day signature event, and a time for people from town and around to gather, socialize, and celebrate the heritage of this great region.  35 years running and averaging more than 60 unique events throughout the weekend, the festival has something new to offer year after year!
  • Winslow Congregagtion Church Anual Blueberry Festival - Held in August - see their website for the date (annouced usually in July)
    12 Lithgow Street, Winslow, Maine. Phone: 207-872-2544. Email: [email protected]. Breakfast is 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. Blueberries are the legacy of John Houston, a long-time member of our church. Attractions open at 8 a.m. through 1:30 p.m. Other attractions are: Pies, Baked Goods, Silent Auction, Yard Sale, Produce, Agricultural demonstration, Children's Games, Music - 2 venues, Cafe, Other Vendors.

Farm Blueberry Festivals

In addition to community and church festivals, some private farms have their own blueberry festivals.  See each farm for this year's dates (they often do not announce them until the end of May). They usually have PYO strawberries then, too.  Also, scroll down to see the links to recipes, freezing, canning and jam making directions at the bottom of the page.

  • We will be adding these as we find them;  Please write me, if you know of any to add!

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