Pennsylvania Blueberry Festivals in 2018

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

 Pennsylvania

Blueberries typically ripen from June to August in the Pennsylvania. 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

  • Bethlehem / Burnside Plantation Blueberry Festival (click on events) - Friday to Sunday in mid July every year; from 11AM - 7PM  (July 21 and 22, 2018)
    Burnside Plantation, 1461 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem, PA 18018. Phone: 610-882-0450.   Email: [email protected]. Historic Bethlehem's Blueberry Festival returns for over 25th years! Join us for a weekend of great food, live music and family fun at Burnside Plantation- our farm in the city.  Children's Activities: Make and decorate your own birdhouse to take home, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Horse Drawn Carousel, RCN Pie eating contests, Colonial Games, Children's Craft activities. Directions: Click here for directions to Burnside Plantation.  The Blueberry Festival offers a variety of food options sure to satisfy everyone from foodies to finicky eaters. The Blueberry Brewery Tasting Tent will give festival goers the opportunity to taste various samples of beer, wine, mead, and vodka from local producers. After their tasting, visitors can purchase a cup or glass of their favorite sample and enjoy food and music in the heart of Burnside Plantation. Demonstrations like: High Horse-Powered Wheel - Johnson Barn lower level, Blacksmith - Upper Meadow; Colonial Cooking - Summer Kitchen; and Dog Agility presented by the Lehigh Valley Dream Weavers Agility Club. Petting Zoo on Saturday 10am - 7pm and Sunday 10am - 6pm.
  • Black Moshannon State Park Blueberry Bash - Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 10:00am to 1:00pm
    Black Moshannon State Park , 4216 Beaver Road, Philipsburg, PA 16866. The Blueberry Bash is a fun program for all ages. At 10:00 am, meet at Boat Launch #3 on West Side Road to find areas of the park to pick blueberries. From 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, come to the Environmental Learning Center to try different types of food made from blueberries. Recipes for each item will be available. Bring your own blueberry recipes to share!
  • Montrose Blueberry Festival - Held on the first Friday and Saturday in August.
    Montrose, PA. Email [email protected]. Phone:570-278-1881The annual Susquehanna County Library Blueberry Festival is two days of summer fun for all ages! 9 am to 4pm (pancake breakfast starts at 8am).  The Festival brings thousands of people to scenic Montrose PA to enjoy blueberry everything, from ice cream to pies. Proceeds benefit the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association.  
  • Paxtonville United Methodist Church Blueberry Festival and 5K Run - Saturday, early July
    1281 Paxton Street Paxtonville PA,  Phone: (570) 837-3158. See the church calendar for this year's date and details. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
  • Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association 39th Annual Blueberry Festival - Held on the first Friday and Saturday in August  from 9-4 since 1980,
    The annual Blueberry Festival is two days of summer fun for all ages!  The Festival brings thousands of people to scenic Montrose PA to enjoy blueberry everything, from ice cream to pies. Admission is free! Proceeds benefit the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association. The annual Blueberry Festival is two days of summer fun for all ages! Held on the first Friday and Saturday in August since 1980, the Festival brings thousands of people to scenic Montrose PA to enjoy blueberry everything, from ice cream to pies.  The Blueberry Festival began in 1980 as a fundraising event for the Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association. Since its beginning, the Festival has been a community celebration, which has grown into an eagerly-awaited event supported by the partnership of hundreds of volunteers and the dedication of local businesses. The Blueberry Festival represents small town life at its finest. Thousands of people gather each year to enjoy the food, fun and friendship. All funds raised at the Festival are used to operate the Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association, which includes library locations in Forest City, Hallstead-Great Bend, Montrose and Susquehanna; an Outreach Services department; the county museum; and a genealogical research center. Do you love blueberries? We have blueberry everything: aprons, cookbooks, flying discs, fresh berries, ice cream, muffins, keychains, pies, pottery, prints, stationery, sweatshirts, totebags, towels and t-shirts. -Special Early Bird Book Sale Thursday from 5-8 p.m., $10 admission. Pancake breakfast: 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Lunch: 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. All day: Snack on muffins, pie, and other baked goods; cool off with lemonade, soda, and ice cream; enjoy treats like cotton candy!  Activities include:  Lots of children's games, , A variety of entertainment, Silent auction, Civil War re-enactor camp, Handmade quilt raffle, Huge basket raffle, Visits by Newberry the Blueberry! Items for sale at the Festival include:, Four tents packed with used books. Click here for more info., Baked goods such as muffins and pies, Commemorative pottery, t-shirts and other items, Historical Society commemoratives, Items at the Handcraft and Harvest Table, White Elephant Sale - everything you can imagine!
  • Watsontown United Methodist Church Annual Blueberry Festival  - 7 years now, held on the Saturday following the 4th of July, from 9 am to 3 pm
    1319 8th Street Drive, Watsontown, PA 17777. Phone: 570-538-1017. Email: [email protected]. The festival will be home to over 30 confirmed vendors with booths in the church's multipurpose room and outside on the church grounds. These vendors range from food products, to jewelry, to handmade cards, and others! Blueberries, of course, are the treat of the day. Breakfast, featuring Blueberry Pancakes, will be served all day. Other treats include blueberry pies and ice cream with blueberry topping. A full menu will be available as the event time draws nearer. DSC_0028By wandering outside, children are welcomed to an activity zone. Penny the Pony returns for pony rides. Kids can take a spin on a barrel train. Other games of skill and chance (a toilet paper toss, giant tic-tac-toe, splash-the-pastor, bottle ring toss) will provide fun for all.

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.

  • Adams County Winery Farm Winery Blueberry Festival - a Saturday in July from 2 pm to 5 pm
    251 Peach Tree Road, Orrtanna, PA 17353. Phone: (717) 334-4631. Email: Email: [email protected]. Open: aside from the festival, the winery is open 10 am to  6 pm every day. Join us for free live music, Blueberry drink specials, a gourmet food truck, and wine tastings as we celebrate blueberry season! We grow farm-raised blueberries right here at the winery. We have FREE wine tastings at all locations every day. There's no need to make a reservation, just show up and enjoy the wine! Stop by for a visit and see why we're consistently voted the Best Winery in Gettysburg!
  • Berryfields Farm Blueberry Festival - August, Saturday 10:00am to 6:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm to 5:00pm
    Berryfields Farm Blueberry Festival. Celebrate an abundance of delicious wild and hybrid blueberries. Activities include blueberry picking, blueberry eating, blueberry baking, tractor wagon rides and children's contests. Festival activities include: Music Fest on Saturday with free tractor tram rides to the berry field or horse drawn wagon or buggy rides at an additional cost. Blueberry food...baked goods, ice cream, jams, salsa, mustard, BBQ sauce, chilly, and much more . Blueberry crafts...pottery, woodworking, jewelry, natural wreaths, baskets, and much more. Blueberry games....find the hidden teasures, horse shoes, fastest picking, guess how many, and more. Pick blueberries. Enjoy the goat playground and other animals on display.  Buy organic produce.  
  • Hollabaugh Bros. Blueberry Festival - 63rd Anniversary weekend on July 14 and 15, 2018.
    545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville, PA 17307. Phone: 717-677-8412. Alternate Phone: 717-677-9494. Fax: 717-677-7157. Email: [email protected]. Open: Please call before coming or check our website. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Located nine miles north of Gettysburg right on route 34. Just a short drive from Route 15, Route 30, and Interstate 81. Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Blueberry Festival Celebrating 63 Years! Home-grown Blueberries at Hollabaugh's!  We'll be featuring fresh blueberries and samples galore, delicious homemade blueberry baked goods, blueberry ice cream, special deals on produce, Pick-Your-Own Blueberries, fun kids' activities, and loads of yummy samples from our local vendors. Be sure to join us in 2018 on Saturday, July 14th and Sunday, July 15th from 12:00pm-5:00pm.Plan to come out to the farm to pick your own blueberries or apples this year! Not only is picking your own a great activity for families to do together, it's also a way to save some money by doing some of the work yourself! Hollabaugh Brothers is a three-generation, family-owned and operated fruit and vegetable farm. Growing on 500 acres, the Hollabaugh family grows a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, including small fruits, apricots, plums, peaches, pears, Asian pears, apples, melons, cut flowers, and more! A retail market provides the freshest produce throughout the season, as well as home-made baked goods, jarred goods, and a country gift shop.  
  • Linvilla Orchard Blueberry Festival - Saturday in early July, from 8 am to 7 pm  (check their website for this year's dates)
    137 W. Knowlton Road, Media, PA 19063 Phone: 610-876-7116. Held at the Linvilla Orchards Entertainment Garden. They will have a Rain Date if needed. Bring your whole family for a Fun-filled day! Featuring our famous blueberry pie eating contest!  Linvilla Orchards' Annual Blueberry Festival takes place annually in early July while the local blueberry season is in full swing. You can pick your own healthy blueberries from acres of bushes. The blueberry pie eating contest is the highlight of the day! Pick Your Own will be opening at 8:00 am.  Entertainment, Costumed Characters. Summertime Sampling with Judi: Linvilla's Own Judi loves to cook for her family and, lucky for us, she also enjoys sharing her recipes and expertise with everyone she meets. Judi will be hanging out in front of our Farm Market preparing some of her favorite Summertime specialties. She will give pointers to anyone who stops by on how to use all of your freshly picked fruits and veggies!  Pie Eating Contest, Even if you do not wish to stick your face in some of Linvilla's Own Blueberry Pies, it is definitely a sight to see! Roasty Toasty - What is a festival without the beloved Roasty Toasty? He will be here from 11am to 4pm making those delicious ears of corn that we have grown to love!
  • Paulus Orchards Blueberry Festival - Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 7:00am-1pm)
    522 East Mount Airy Road, Dillsburg, PA 17019. Phone: 717-432-2544. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Take Route 15 to the Mechanicsburg/Bowmansdale exit. Go towards Bowmansdale. Go straight for 3.2 miles (do not follow route 114 signs). Turn left onto E. Mt. Airy Road Drive a mile and a half to orchard. It will be on your right. Very close to Ski Roundtop. See link for other directions. Click here for a map and directions. 2018 Blueberry Festival Pancake Breakfast (served until 10:30am), $8.50/Adult, $6.50/Senior (Age 62+), $4.50/child (Age 10 and under). PlayLand Admission: $5 per person. This festival benefits CURE International. We donate $2 for every adult and senior citizen breakfast ticket and $1 for every child breakfast ticket plus $2 for every PlayLand admission. Come for the all-you-can-eat breakfast (pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham, fruit, coffee, and juice) and stay through the day for over 30 arts/crafts booths, pick-your-own berries, free food samples, the Jazz Me Band (9:30am-12:30pm), tractor-pulled wagon rides and more!   Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Paulus Orchards participates in the Farm Market Nutrition Program. 

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