New York Blueberry Festivals in 2018

Looking for a blueberry festival in New York 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 York 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.

Click here for the form to add a festival and have detailed information; or click here if you have general information and are not connected with the event!

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

 New York

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

  • Austerlitz/Spencertown Blueberry Festival - Late July, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Austerlitz Site, Route 22m Austerlitz, NY. Phone: 518-392-0062. Annual festival will include: blueberry pancake breakfast, home-baked pies for sale and other blueberry baked goods. Fair includes 19th and 20th Century crafts, such as pottery, weavings, tinsmith art and paper cutting. Blueberry bushes will be for sale to the public and there will be live music and entertainment. All proceeds will go to the Austerlitz Historical Society to help develop a historical village on the site. 19th C. craft demonstrations and wares, antiques, live music and children's entertainment, blueberry recipe contest and blueberry pancake breakfast.      
  • Ellenville Blueberry Festival - August 11, 2018 from 9 am to 4 pm
    Canal Street & Liberty Square, Ellenville, NY 12428. Phone: (845) 647-4620. Live Music: in Liberty Square. Blueberry Pie Sale - EWCOC fundraiser of pies using local blueberries. Also available will be Blueberry Festival T-shirts/ hats and the collectible Wassail ornament. Homemade Blueberry Pie Judging Contest: Entries due by 11:00 a.m. at The Pie Tent by the Hunt Memorial Building stage, Liberty Square. There is no fee to enter. Judging is at NOON. Winners will be announced immediately thereafter.. Over 175 Vendors: of Arts, Crafts, Handmades, Clothing, Jewelry, Accessories - and more. Lots of "Blueberry Goodies". But it is not just Blueberries. We always present a huge variety of delicious foods to be enjoyed from one end of the festival to the other along with the foods of our local eateries. Local Businesses & Organizations are also represented. Children's Activities: Face Painting, Interactive Inflatables, Games & more. Free Admission & Parking. Follow "Festival Parking" Signs.
  • Humphrey Blueberry Day - Saturday morning in mid-August
    Humphrey Fire Department, 4591 Humphrey Road, Humphrey, NY 14741. Phone: 307-8560. ALternate phone: 557-2049. Come join us for all you can eat pancake breakfest. Enter in our baking contest and enter to win in our chinese auction, blueberries are donated by our local Childs blueberry farm and the maple suyrup in also localy made. Come join in a fun filled day with the family ,. we look forward to seeing you there. As always thank you for your continued support.

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!

Related Blueberry Information: Freezing, Making Jam, Jelly, Canning, Blueberry Pies, Recipes and More

Also, see our pages on easy illustrated blueberry directions:

For other fruit and vegetable festivals, see this page!