New Jersey Blueberry Festivals in 2018

Looking for a blueberry festival in New Jersey 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 New Jersey 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 New Jersey - Where, When and More to Find a Blueberry Festival Near You!

 New Jersey

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 more typically grown commercially in far fewer areas.

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

  • Church of the Holy Spirit Blueberry Festival - Mid-July from 9 am to 2 pm (waiting for this year's date)
    220 E. Main St. , Tuckerton, NJ 08087. Phone: 609-296-9618. Come Celebrate the Blueberry with us! Featuring our famous blueberry waffle breakfast from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. A delicious Belgium waffle topped with blueberries, served with coffee, juice and sausage for only $8.00 Lunch will also be available. Also selling our famous blueberry pies. 2 floors of new merchandise, craft vendors and local artisans and much more! Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
  • Hammonton Red White and Blueberry Festival - June
    Hammonton, New Jersey. Phone: (609) 561-9080. Hammonton is located 30 miles west of Atlantic City. Sunday, late June, 10AM-5PM, Opening Ceremonies -12 Noon. Stage Show/Festivities - 12:30-5PM.   
  • Laurel Springs Blueberry Festival - Wednesday July 18, 2018
    Whitman Stafford Farmhouse, 315 Maple Avenue, Laurel Springs, New Jersey 08021. Phone: (856) 784-0500. Email: [email protected]. There will be entertainment at the  Whitman Stafford Farmhouse Gazebo, Farmhouse grounds open at 6 pm with 7 pm ShowTime. Neila and Oldies show!! Admission Free!! Bring a lawn chair and your appetitie for ymmy blueberry desserts!! Help support the cause!!
  • Stone Harbor Lutheran Church Blueberry Festival - Sunday, July 15, 2018
    9212 3rd Ave. Stone Harbor, New Jersey 08247. Phone: (609) 368-3031. Alternate phone: 609-368-3013. Annual Blueberry Festival,  Come and enjoy  fresh blueberries and delicious homemade blueberry desserts, and the wonderful music  6:30 to 8:30 pm. All donations benefit the terrificommunity programs provided by Our Saviour's Parish Nurse Ministry. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
  • Trinity United Church Blueberry Festival - (waiting for this year's date to be set)
    118 King George Road, Warren, NJ 07059. Phone: 732-469-5044. Email: [email protected]. Blueberry Desserts with whipped cream or ice cream. All proceeds will benefit TUC charities and programs
  • Whitesbog Blueberry Festival - Late June every year, see their website for updated information (Saturday, from 10 AM to 4 PM)  June 23 - 24, 2018
    Historic Whitesbog Village, 120 W Whites Bogs Rd., Browns Mills, NJ 08015. Phone: 609-893-4646. Celebrate all things blueberry at Historic Whitesbog Village, New Jersey, the home of cultivated blueberries! Pinelands-centric music, arts and crafts, food, tours, and children's activities will be featured at the fest. But the real star of the show is, of course, the blueberries. Each year, approximately 5,000 visitors travel to Whitesbog's Blueberry Festival to glimpse at the former working town as it was at the turn of the 20th century, and its ongoing restoration. Located in Browns Mills, New Jersey.    

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.

  • Alstede Farms Blueberry Festival - July 7 and 8th, 2018 and July 14th and 15, 2018
    1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930. Phone: 908-879-7189. Email: [email protected]. Open: They don't publish any info about the festival until it gets close, so check their website. PYO Hours: Spring & Summer: 9 am to 6 pm, Fall: 9 am to 5 pm (check website to see when hours change)  Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page.  We are also a CSA, which stands for Community Supported Agriculture. The basic idea of CSA farming is a cooperative relationship between the farmer and his customers. Based on an annual commitment to one another, community members provide a pre-season payment to purchase a share of the harvest . The member then receives a weekly box of a wide variety of fresh vegetables and fruit through the growing season, harvested at the peak of ripeness and flavor. (UPDATED: April 23, 2018, JBS)
  • Johnson's Farm Blueberry Festival - July 7th, 8th, July 14th,15th, July 21st, and July 22, 2018; note, dates are subject to change depending on our weather*  from 8 am to 6 pm
    133 Church Road, Medford, NJ 08055. Phone: 609-654-8643. Email: [email protected]. Open: Normal farm hours are Monday - Wednesday 8 am to 7 pm Thursday 8 am to 8 pm Friday and Saturday 8 am to 9 pm Sunday 8 am to 8 pm During Christmas Week December 26 to 30 we will be OPEN 10am to 9pm Daily. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:  Route 70 to Hartford Road 1 mile  on Left side, next to Lenape High School.Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Blueberry Madness Festival. This year our Blueberry Madness Festival will be three weekends! There are few things in this world as sweet, delicious and healthy as fresh-picked blueberries! At this year's Blueberry Madness Festival, we will have lots of delicious blueberry treats and blueberry fun. Don't miss it! Free samples throughout the day. TONS OF FUN FARM ACTIVITIES. We also have a roadside market / farm stand with Strawberries; sweet corn; peaches; nectarines; sweet cherries; apples; pumpkins; cantaloupes; popcorn; peanuts We also have Farm-baked pies; pot pies; sandwiches; salads; dips; ice cream; Italian ice; donuts; cookies; candy; quiches; soups; apples, blueberries, corn (sweet), peaches, pumpkins, strawberries, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, birthday parties, school tours.(UPDATED: June 28, 2018, JBS) 
  • Mood's Farm Market Blueberry Festival - July 8, 2018 from- 10:00am-4:00pm
    901 Bridgeton Pike (Route 77), Mullica Hill, NJ. Phone: (856) 478-2500. Open: June - Thanksgiving, closed Sundays, Summer: 8 am to 8 pm; Fall: 8 am to 5 pm.  See this page for Pick your own updates. Directions: Route 77 5 miles S of Mullica Hill on Route 77; 3 miles N of Route 40. Blueberry Dessert Contes -  enter our contest. Live jazz music by the Jazztones from 10am - 12:30pm. The One Way Express is back again to play their unique blend of bluegrass, gospel, and country music from 1:30pm - 4:00pm. Face painting throughout the day. Pick your own blueberries available all day. Food: Hot dogs, hamburgers, Blueberry Donuts (available only this day), Blueberry Donut Sundaes, Blueberry milkshakes and more!We also have a roadside market / farm stand with Apples; pumpkins; all vegetables. Our apple varieties are Cortland, Empire, Gala, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious. We also have Apple cider; apple cider donuts; fall hay rides; WIC and Senior FMNP checks accepted.  We specialize in pick your own fruit starting with sweet cherries in June and finishing with pumpkins in October. We make apple cider donuts fresh daily (Mon-Sat), and we press our own apple cider in the fall. We have apple picking hayrides in September and pumpkin picking hayrides in October. We take pride in selling quality produce, and giving you a fun experience on our farm. (UPDATED: April 23, 2018, JBS)
  • Terhune Orchards Blueberry Festival - early July (July 7 and 8, 2018)
    330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 08540. Phone: 609-924-2310. Email: [email protected]. Open: general farm hours May to September daily from 9am to 5pm; October weekends from 10 am to 5 pm; check website for availability of crops. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. Join us as we celebrate "everything blueberry" at our annual Blueberry Bash. Enjoy a visit to our 2-acre Pick-Your-Own blueberry patch. These sweet summer berries are on bushes that are easy for everyone to reach. After you've picked your blueberries, relax and enjoy some country music (12pm-4pm both days). Enjoy a puppet show presented by Tuckers' Tales Puppet Theatre on Saturday and Sunday at noon and 1:30p.m. Suitable for ages 3 to adult. Hop on one of our tractor-drawn wagons for a ride through our lush orchards and fields planted with summer crops. This is part of what makes Terhune Orchards such a special place. Pony rides, face painting, games in the barnyard and entertainm ent are available for the children. When hunger strikes, visit Pam Mount's Blueberry Bash Buffet full of lots of tasty blueberry treats-great for lunch or a quick snack. Try our blueberry-apple crisp, blueberry drinks, blueberry muffins, blueberry cobbler, blueberry jam, and blueberry salsa. Get in the spirit by entering your favorite blueberry recipe in our juried Blueberry Bash Bake-off. (see Entry Details below). Of course the not-so-secret ingredient in every entry will be blueberries! Joanne Canady-Brown, owner of The Gingered Peach in Lawrenceville, will be judging the entries. The prizewinners will receive a Terhune Orchards Gift Certificate good for any purchase in our Farm Store.). No admission fee to farm store, winery or pick-your-own apples. Parking is at the farm. (UPDATED: April 23, 2018, JBS)  

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