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

Looking for a Blueberry festival in May 2018? There is no other listing as complete and current as this list, just updated! All the Blueberry festivals in the US, Canada and Britain we can find are listed on this page! If you love Blueberries, look for a festival near you below! And I'm 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.  Blueberries typically ripen from April (in Florida and Texas) through May on the west coast, June in most other areas and July-August in the far north and Canada. But June and July dominate as the months for blueberry production (and festivals) Unlike strawberries, which grow almost anywhere, blueberries are more typically grown in the 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). Strawberry festival held at and by a farm 38 states grow blueberries commercially, but 10 of these states dominateand produce more than 98% of U.S. commercial production: California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon and Washington. British Columbia in Canada also produces highbush blueberries. Even if they aren't grown locally, there may still be a blueberry festival near you!

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

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United States

Alabama

  • Alabama Blueberry Festival - the third Saturday in June from 9 am to 5 pm -  One Day Only!
    Burnt Corn Creek Park, Brewton, Alabama. Phone: 251-867-3224. Email: [email protected]. Free admission.  The festival is held every third Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm in June in Burnt Corn Creek Park in historic downtown Brewton (not at Jefferson Davis college anymore). It is an original arts & crafts festival, featuring blueberry dishes and a variety of foods, children's entertainment, live stage entertainment, antique car show, motorcycle show, fresh blueberries and blueberry bushes. 

Alaska

  • Annual Alyeska Blueberry and Mountain Arts Festival - mid August, Saturday and Sunday - call for this year's date.
    Girdwood, Alaska, Contact: 907-754-2209,
  • Denali Blueberry Festival - August 17, 2018
    Otto Lake, Healy Alaska. Phone: 907-683-4636. Email: email [email protected]. Join Denali Chamber of Commerce at 5:00pm for a carnival. Kids games, lake raft rides, dunk tank and more! The BBQ starts at 6:00pm, with music and dancing to follow. Admission is $5/person or $20/families. Includes food! Epic Kayak Ultimate, sponsored by Alaska Dream Adventures starts at 4pm ;  this event has open participation
  • Ketchikan Blueberry Festival  - First Saturday in August!
    Main Street, Ketchikan, Alaska. Thousands of Ketchikan residents and visitors celebrate the blueberry in style with the annual Blueberry Arts Festival. The summer staple offers over 100 booths featuring local art and handcrafted treasures. The Festival makes a fast start with the Fun Run followed by cheering on your favorite slug during the Slug Races. Family fun continues with food and game booths, a blueberry pie-eating contest, the Battle of the Bands, trivia contest and the Great Blueberry Race. The Pet & Doll Parade kicks off the festivities on Friday, August 6th, followed by the opening reception for the Blueberry Juried Art Show. Complete the evening with the 13th annual Gigglefeet Dance Festival! The Festival finishes Sunday, August 8th with the annual Richard Brautigan and Dick Whitaker Memorial Trout Fishing in America Poetry Slam.
  • Nome Blueberry Festival - Saturday in late August/early September
    Anvil City Square, INome, Alaska. There will be music, arts and crafts, and blueberry-based foods, like blueberry  jams to salsas to desserts. >25 vendors, Musicians etc. Ask at the Nome Visitor Center for the date of this year’s festival.

California

  • Bolster's Hilltop Ranch - apples, blueberries, pumpkins
    2000 Larsen Drive, Camino, CA 95709. Phone: 530-644-2230. Open: Season: Weekends only June 1 to July 15 from 8 am to 4 pm for blueberries; apples on weekends only in September.; Daily 9 am to 5 pm; Open: all year for Wine Tasting, Wine, Hard Cider, Gourmet Vinegar; Listed in VIA Magazine Blueberry Festival. U-Pick blueberries June into September. You-pick blueberries, you-pick apples, cider mill, forest nature trail, cider vinegars and baked goods. .. Blueberry Festival last weekend in June. School tours, Gift Shop June-Dec. Apples, Cider Mill, BBQ, Picnic, Pumpkins.  Craft Fairs - Weekends. (UPDATED: September 25, 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: April 21, 2011, from web)

Colorado

Connecticut

  • Blueberry Festival at Sweet Wind Farm - on the 3rd Saturday in July.; Raindate later.
    339 South Road, Route 179, East Hartland, CT 06027. Phone: 860-653-2038. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Follow route 20 west from Granby Center into Hartland. Take a left onto route 179, farm is down 1 1/2 miles on right. Take route 219 from Barkhamsted onto Route 179, farm is on just past town line on left. And for a map to our farm, click here. Open: PYO Saturdays beginning in July from 10 am to dusk; Call for appt; - the farm Uses natural growing practices. 

Florida

Georgia

  • Georgia Blueberry Festival - Early June (June 5th & 6th in 2015)
    Alma, Bacon County, Georgia. Phone: (912) 310-7399. Email: [email protected]. This event has Arts & Crafts, Entertainment, Various Food Concessions, Games, Rides, Paintings, Ceramics, Wood Products and many other activities. The event is free to the public. Vendors are charged according to category of items for sale. Alma, GA is "Georgia's Blueberry Capital". There is also a 5K and One Mile Fun Run/Walk.  (UPDATED: May 24, 2015, JBS)

Illinois

  • Berry Festival - mid June  - call for this year's date.
    Blue Berry Hill Farm Off S. 51, 675 Wrights Crossing Road, Cobden, IL. Phone: (618) 893-2397. An Old Fashioned Event full of family fun: Pie Eating Contest, Horse Shoes, Lemonade stand to benefit a local charity, Pie & Cobbler Baking Contest, and more! Bring a picnic and spend the day celebrating local food! For more information call (618) 529-3533. Sponsored by Blue Berry Hill Farm and Neighborhood Co-op Grocery Saturday, June, 1:00 PM to Sundown.

Indiana

  • Marshall County Blueberry Festival - Labor Day weekend, September
    Centennial Park, Plymouth, IN. Phone: 888-936-5020. Alternate phone: 574-936-5020. Email: [email protected]. Crafts, Commercial & Food Vendors are an integral part of the Blueberry Festival. Over 300 craft vendors from all across the United States showcase their goods. Local and regional businesses take the opportunity to promote their products and services in the commercial area. And what would a festival be without food. With 100 booths to choose from there is a tasty treat for everyone. Of course blueberries are in abundance especially in our non-for-profit area. These groups offer the very best in blueberry delights like blueberry pie, blueberry ice cream, blueberry shakes, sundaes, donuts, blueberry cheesecake and just plain blueberries! Sports activities abound all four days of the festival from youth to adult activities including softball, tennis, volleyball, arm wrestling, garden tractor pulls, horse pull, kiddie tractor pedal pull, cheerleading and in 2008 the return of a 3 on 3 basketball tournament. Annual events such as the Hoosier Old Wheels Antique Car Show, the wildly popular Blueberry Stomp 5K/15K run, Bicycle Cruise, hot air balloon launches and glow, the fabulous Labor Day Parade, Historic Americana, and the spectacular fireworks display. Enjoy entertainment on 3 stages all weekend long, there is not cost or reservations needed. Other events and activities take place all weekend long in the community as well, (see festival schedule page). No Pets Allowed. haga clic aquí para español.. 
  • Johnson's Farm Produce Blueberry Festival - Blueberry Madness Festival Mid-July (check their site) In 2018, July 7th,8th & July 14th,15th & July 21st, 22nd, Dates subject to change depending on our weather
    8960 East Ridge Road, Hobart, IN 46342. Phone: (219) 962-1383. Email: [email protected]. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. 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. Pedal Carts, Jump Pillow and Jump Pad, Straw Mountain, Challenge Course, Sports Games, Produce Cannons, Choo Choo Train, Corn Box, Triple Slide, Johnsons Town, Goat Village, Pipe Swings, Tram Rides, and more! Special Appearance from Blueberry Muffin
  • Vogt’s Farm Annual Blueberry Festival - Early July  from 10 am to 7 pm
    Vogt Farm, 12115 North State Road 129 , Batesville, IN 47006. Phone: 812-934-4627. Email: [email protected]. Blueberry treats, live music, crafts, petting zoo, and much more at Vogt’s Farm, south of Batesville on SR129. 10am; 7pm.
    And on  the last weekend in September and the first three weekends in October is our Pumpkin Festival.

Kentucky

  • Kentucky Blueberry Festival - mid June
    1103 West Stockton Street, Edmonton, Kentucky 42129. Phone: (270) 432-2601. Celebrating the Kentucky Proud Blueberry Harvests in the middle of June each year. The 12th annual Kentucky Blueberry Festival mark it on your calendar and plan to attend!  Annual, Kentucky Blueberry Festival. Come join us for wholesome family fun! Games on the midway all day! We will have local Kentucky crafters, home-grown fresh blueberries, free face painting, free blueberry milk shakes, free kids games, free balloons, live entertainment, games, contests, prizes, food and snacks, and so much more!
  • Reed Valley Orchard - Blueberry Jubilee and Pancake Day the last Saturday in June each summer (8:00 am to 5:30 pm)
    239 Lail Lane, Paris, KY 40361.  Phone: (859) 987-6480. Email: [email protected]. Horse drawn wagon rides all day. Come prepared to play a game of corn hole with your friends or family. Live music and line dancing throughout the day, food and crafts. Oven fried pies fruit pies, ice cream made with our fruit and berries, Bloomin Onions and funnel cakes will be available. U-pick and pre-picked blueberries and red raspberries.    

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

  • Chalrton Blueberry Festival - July 29, 2018 from 10 am to 4 pm
    4 Dresser Hill Rd., Charlton, MA 01507. The Charlton Arts & Activities Center is excited to offer a summer celebration where blueberries are just the start of the fun! This family friendly event is fast becoming a Charlton area favorite.  Admission is FREE! 1:00-2:00 Live animal show by Animal Adventures Family Zoo and Rescue Center Live music. Amateur Cooks Blueberry Bake-Off and Silent Auction (In the Farmhouse). Locally Grown BLUEBERRIES for sale. Pony Rides. 12:30-3:30 Clowns for Kidz performers. 
  • Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen Blueberry Festival - August from 11 am to 2 pm.
    Thornton W. Burgess Society, 6 Discovery Hill Road, East Sandwich, MA 02537. Phone: 508-888-6870. Celebrate our native blueberry during the height of the season. Enjoy a special blueberry dessert in the historic 1903 Jam Kitchen along with a demonstration of blueberry jam making. Desserts are $4, and all proceeds benefit the educational programs of the Thornton W. Burgess Society and its Green Briar Nature Center.
  • Kosinski Farm Blueberry Festival - July Their website provide little information - this may be more of a farm event than a true festival
    420 Russellville Road, Westfield, MA 01085. Phone: (413) 572-4344. Directions: From Mass Turnpike Exit 3
    Left at light on 10 & 202, Left at 2nd light onto North Road, stand at 1st stop sign.

Michigan

Minnesota

  • Ely Blueberry Arts Festival - Late July ( - see their website)
    Whiteside Park (7th and 8th Avenues on Sheridan Street), Ely, MN 55731. Phone: (800) 777-7281.  Ely Chamber of Commerce, 1600 E. Sheridan Street, Ely, MN 55731. This review has more information. Directions: From Duluth take Highway 53 to the Highway 169 exit, about six miles north of Virginia, MN. Free Admission.    
  • Lake George Blueberry Festival - July  - see their website  ( July 27, 2018 )
    Lake George Area Association, P.O. Box 268, Lake George, MN 56458. Phone: (218) 266-2995. No matter how you slice it, the Lake George Blueberry Festival is fun.
    Quilt Show & Raffle, Horseshoe Tournaments, Mini Pedal Tractor, Seniors & Garden Club Pie Sale, Bingo, Free Children's Carnival, Senior Ball Game, Fireman Bean Feed, Music, Blueberry Pancake Breakfast, Bed Races, Kids Sawdust Money Pit, Parade and MORE! For the Flea Market & Craft Sale call 218-266-3977 or 218-699-3080 for more info..

Mississippi

  • Ocean Springs Red, White & Blueberry Festival - early June (Saturday, from 10:00 am to 2:00 PM)
    Ocean Springs, Mississippi.  Phone: 228-875-4424. The Red, White & Blueberry Festival will be held in the Depot lot. Ocean Springs Fresh Market vendors will be set up. Ocean Springs Chamber will offer free scoops of ice-cream to help you cool down.     
  • Poplarville Blueberry Jubilee -  Blueberry Jubilee Day June
    Poplarville, MS. See this page for contact phone numbers. Directions: click here for directions. The Blueberry Jubilee is an arts and crafts fair held the second Saturday in June of each year. Located in downtown Poplarville, Mississippi, the Blueberry Jubilee attracts about 10,000 visitors each year. The Jubilee features arts & crafts, storytelling, live entertainment, lots of food, and down home southern hospitality.   

Missouri

Montana

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New York

North Carolina

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

  • Oregon Berry Festival - mid July
    Ecotrust Building, NW 10th and Johnson, Portland, OR. Taste and buy some of the season's best berries and also sample amazing products made with Oregon's berry bounty. There will be ice creams, pies, cobblers, jams, strawberry shortcake plus the unexpected taste treat like Marionberry BBQ sauce, Loganberry liqueur, cranberry chocolates, natural blueberry soda and much more. This is a fun family event with a children's activities, live entertainment, a Portland Restaurant Berry Bramble and a chance to win a bike and eat your fill of Oregon berries. Buy tickets to the Gala Berry Dinner prepared by Portland's award winning Chef Vitaly Paley, will be held Friday night, July 12, 2013 at Hotel Lucia in Portland, Oregon. Admission is free! 12:00pm to 6:00pm, Friday, July 12, 2013. 11:00am to 4:30pm, Saturday, July 13, 2013.
  • Red, White and Blueberry Bash - Thursday June (Eastbank Mkt.) & June (Ecotrust Mkt.) - See their website for this year's dates
    Portland Farmers Market, 1001 SE Water Avenue, Suite 455, Portland, OR 97214. Phone: 503-241-0032. Email: [email protected]. The festival will highlight the bounty, flavor, health benefits and diversity of berries grown in our region. More than 1,000 complimentary fresh berry shortcakes will be dished for appreciative customers with a minimum purchase of $5 from any vendor. Bluegrass music, kids craft activities and chef demonstrations featuring sweet creations with berries compliment the activities.

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

Tennessee

  • The Chattanooga Market Blueberry Festival - Sunday, June 28, 2015 from 11:00am - 4:00pm
    1829 Carter St, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37408. Phone: (423) 648-2496. Email: [email protected]. BLUEBERRIES! Fresh-picked, in a pie, jelly & jam, sweet salsa, bushes to plant, lotions & candles and more things blueberry at Chattanooga Market for the Blueberry Festival. Patrons can enter in one of our blueberry pie-eating contests, featuring fresh baked pies made by the Culinard Cooking Institute and prepared with fresh, local blueberries. Win a pie to take home! And don't miss our much anticipated "You be The Judge" pie-eating contest, featuring a handful of our Hamilton County Court Judges - it's a little messy, but a lot of fun. *Sign up at the Market Information Desk.  (ADDED: May 234 2015, JBS)

Texas

Utah

Vermont

  • Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival - Early August -  goes for 10 daysDeerfield Valley Blueberry Festival - Early August -  goes for 10 days
    Boyd Family Farm, Wilmington, VT. Phone: 802-464 -5618. Berries, vintage cars, music, food and tarp displays; if it's blue, it's probably happening in the Mount Snow area towns of Wilmington, Whitingham and Dover in early August. Dozens of businesses, organizations and individuals have created blueberry or blue themed events happening the first ten days of August. Experience our "Field of Blue" Ya might be a farmer if...you appreciate our Outdoor Art Walk! Photo opportunities...your friends will be blue with envy! Stay long enough to pick some berries! Fields are open daily. Hours will be posted. Visitors to the Valley will find a Big Blue Parade, a Blue Street Fair, children's activities, jam making, blueberry themed specials in the local eateries, blue music events, a blue car auto show, blueberry bake sales, blue beer, as well as pick your own blueberry opportunities. Don't miss Boyd Farm's "Fields of Blue" public art display. Inspired by Christo and Jean-Claude's Central Park orange canvas display "The Gates"; Vermont farmers Janet and Buck Boyd's display of blue tarps in their fields will have you chuckling.Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 18, 2017, JBS) 

Virginia

  • Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival - Late July - see their website for current dates and hours (In 2015, July 24, 25, 26 Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 4:30 pm)
    Chincoteague Center, 6155 Community Dr., Chincoteague Island, VA 23336. Phone: 757-894-2334.  Email: [email protected]. Directions: Click here for a map. Chincoteague Blueberry Festival celebrating nature's healthiest fruit Join us in a mid-summer celebration of nature's tastiest and most healthy gift - The Blueberry - at the Chincoteague Blueberry Festival. Held at the beautiful Chincoteague Center on Chincoteague Island. This "beautiful land across the water" and vacation paradise on the Eastern Shore of Virginia hosts the Blueberry Festival every year on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday prior to the Chincoteague Pony Swim, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm each day. The largest Fine Arts & Crafts Event on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Non-Stop Family-Friendly Entertainment. Accomack County. Click here for a link to our Facebook page 

  • Drewry Farms Blueberry Jam Festival - Mid to late June each year (over a 3 day, Friday - Sunday)
    541 Strawberry Lane, Wakefield, VA 23888. Phone: (757) 899-3636. Fax: (757) 899-8175. Email: [email protected]. Open: the festival occurs in mid to late June each year (over a 3 day, Friday - Sunday). Directions: Located approximately 3.5 miles north of Wakefield on Route 31. Look for farm sign. 3 miles North of Wakefield, Virginia on Route 31. The blueberry picking season kicks off at our Blueberry Jam Festival on June 22st. We have been growing blueberries for over 20 years and thought is was time to evolve. In addition to our classic berries, we have many exciting new additions! Literally, Drewry Farms is growing by leaps and bounds. Last fall we planted 12,000 strawberry plants. We picked our first crop April 18 and sold them at the Smithfield Farmer's Market. Additionally, we have added hundreds of blackberry and raspberry vines for our u-pick operation. click here for our Facebook page. "Blueberry Jam" A Charity (Virginia Peninsula Food Bank, Buy Fresh Buy Local Hampton Roads, Five Points Community Market) Celebration of Natural Foods, Local Musicians and Artisans! Located only 1 hour from Richmond and Hampton Roads, a weekend camping festival celebrating local foods, musicians and artisans!   Enjoy fresh berry picking, local produce, yoga, speakers and demonstrations, live painting, visual art, jam sessions, and more! Blueberry Jam Festival is an event created on the premise of community and unity. It is our goal to invite and attract guests of a limitless array of cultures to share common interests such as music, arts, crafts, food, leisure, and sustainability. During June 21-22, 2013(Camping allowed through June 23), Drewry Farms will host Blueberry Jam Festival to kick off the berry picking and produce season with plenty of fresh, local foods. We aim to share this experience with local cultural groups, historians, farmers, musicians, youth groups, enthusiasts, and anyone who wishes to try something new. Awareness is key at Blueberry Jam Festival, and understanding that we all have something to give and receive from one another.  (ADDED: July 7, 2013X)

     

Washington, D.C.

Washington State

  • Burlington's Berry Dairy Days - mid June
    Burlington, WA.
  • Mossyrock Blueberry Festival - First Saturday in August
    Mossyrock, WA. Phone: 360-983-3734. Email: [email protected]. This is a one day festival that includes musical events, a parade, a car show and lots of fun community events for all ages. There is free music on the lawn in the middle of town, a genuine home town parade, pie eating contest, quilt show, a great old car show, and more! Don't miss our public market, a regular Saturday event! Take home lots of our local blueberries and sample what our country cooks can do with them. Enjoy what small town living at it's best is all about.

West Virginia

Wisconsin

  • Iron River Blueberry Festival - Always the 4th weekend of July!
    Concessions, Arts & Crafts Sales, Games, Beer, Blueberries, Blueberry Pies, Blueberry Pie Eating Contest
    rides, dance, parade. For more information see the website or Email:  [email protected].
  • Blueberry Festival at Utech's Rainbow Dairy Goat Farm - July - from 10am-7pm.  (see events section of their website for other years)
    3880 Rainbow Drive, Merrill, WI, 54452. Phone: 715-536-7271. Eight acres of Blueberries - U- pick and pre-picked. Normally open around the third week of July; Blueberry Blitz Family Fun Day - held every year. U-pick open everyday. Restrooms and picnic area provided. They will be certified organic in 2009. The plants are good sized 15 year old plants. Payment: Cash and Check only, no credit cards. They have a 95 foot seven circuit labyrinth in field - as well as 600+ goats, 14 llamas and farm tours.


Blueberry festivals in other countries

Blueberries are thought of as a uniquely American fruit, but there are very similar berries in other countries. A huckleberry or Saskatoon, found in Canda and parts of the U.S. are related to the blueberry. In the UK, you may find a  whorlberry or whortleberry  and, in Scotland, blaeberry. And through much of Europe, a bilberry.  Bilberries are very dark blue berries about half as big as a blueberries (think a pea). They are very tart / sour and have some sweetness, with yellowish insides.

There is almost no information about these festivals online, so if you know of any, let me know, and I'll add the details here!

France

  • \Mille Club
    67110 Dambach
    Alsace
  • Stadium
    rue de Saint Pierre
    67140 Stotzheim
    Etoile Sportive Stotzheim

Czech

  • Blueberry Fest Borovany - early July
    Borovany., Directions: PS: 48.89843567689728, 14.642248749732971
    Organiser
    Informační centrum Borovany
    Žižkovo náměstí 1
    373 12 Borovany
    you can purchase blueberry jam, pancakes, cakes, cream horns, blueberry port wine, earrings, mugs and other gift items, in addition to ordinary refreshments. The program is punctuated with exhibitions, concerts, lectures, theater performances for children and contests, such as eating blueberry-filled dumplings and cakes or the World Championships in stuffing the most blueberries into one’s mouth.

 

Ireland

  • Bilberry Sunday
    Ardagh, Longford, Ireland
    Bilberry Sunday is a charming old festival that lives only in Ireland’s distant memory. Celebrated in mid-summer, it was once a day when people went to hillsides and peat lands in groups to collect bilberries, and sometimes find a spouse.


Britain (England, Scotland and Wales)

 


Australia


Italy

Japan

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