Festivals in 2021: Where, When and More to Find a Blueberry Festival Near You!
Looking for a Blueberry festival in August 2021? 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!
Update for 2021 and Coronavirus:
It looks like many festivals are returning for 2021, with the possible exception of some in states like California, Michigan, New York. Even so, many festivals will not finalize or announce their plans until the last minute, so when we have not seen an update, we've left last year's data below and suggest you see the festivals website or call the festival as the date gets close to see if they will hold it this year.
Especially this year, due to Coronavirus, be sure to click on the
links (the blue, underlined name of the each festival) to confirm this
year's dates on the website for each festival. 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!
Blueberry Festivals in 2021: Where, When and More to Find a Blueberry Festival Near You!
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For other fruit and vegetable festivals, see this page!
Alabama Blueberry Festival - the third Saturday in June from
8 am to 3 pm
- One Day Only! - Saturday, June 19, 2021
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.
Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
Annual Alyeska Blueberry and Mountain Arts Festival - mid
August, Saturday and Sunday - call for this year's date.
Girdwood, Alaska, Contact:
Denali Blueberry Festival
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
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
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.
Bolster's Hilltop Ranch
- UPDATE for 2021, A visitor tells me they are
2000 Larsen Drive, Camino, CA 95709. See this
review of Bolster's Hilltop Ranch.
Buellton Blueberry Festival at Restoration Oaks Farm - early June
1980 US Highway 101,
Gaviota, CA. Phone: 805-686-5718. Alternate phone:
Open: Call for availability and hours; during the season (typically
starts in May) from 10 am
to 6 pm; UPick closes at 5:30 pm; Fall Hours Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm for UPick raspberries and
blackberries. The farm store will be stocked with already picked raspberries and blackberries as well as lots of
other fun stuff through the weekend. Directions: Email, or call
see this page. Blueberry UPick season is from late May through June and July every year, and if the weather is good, we may open as early as April and
have blueberries into August. After many surveys of our regular pickers, we planted 6 varieties of raspberries that will be ripe and ready from August
through October. We will also have watermelons, cantaloupe and other fun fruits and veggies for picking in the late summer and fall. Every year, we open the
fields for a day or two in the off-season to our registered VIP guests. The select fields will be open, even though the freeway signs will say "closed".
We've had these VIP private field openings as late as Dec 10th. To participate in our private field openings, add your name to our VIP Email list.
(UPDATED: March 19, 2021 JBS)
Comments from a visitor on May 26, 2009: " I've been
driving by and seeing their huge Pick Your Own Blueberries sign for months
but I have not gone there yet. I just called to confirm they are open and my
daughter and I plan to go this weekend and pick blueberries"
Blueberry Festival at Sweet Wind Farm - on
the 3rd Saturday in July.; Raindate later.
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. Click here for a map and directions. Open: PYO Saturdays beginning in July from 10 am to dusk;
Call for appt; - the farm Uses natural growing
Georgia Blueberry Festival -
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,
- 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)
Sponsored by Blue Berry Hill Farm and Neighborhood Co-op Grocery Saturday,
June, 1:00 PM to Sundown.
Kentucky Blueberry Festival - mid June - UPDATE for 2021 - there's nothing about it anywhere since 2015; I assume it has been
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
Lexington Blueberry Festival
200 North Plymouth Street, Lexington, OH 44904. Phone:
217-855-3546. Open: Directions: Interstate 71 exit 165, Route 97 3 miles to
Lexington, turn right at main stoplight downtown square, 1 mil north to
Lexington Community Park.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
Click here for our Facebook page. blueberries, produce for sale, parking
provide free, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, parade, musical
entertainment, carnival rides, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, FREE
admission, See these pages for:
LATEST PICTURES, SCHEDULE,
5K RUN & COLOR BLAST,
CAR & BIKE SHOW ,
Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: July 10, 2016)(ADDED:
July 10, 2016)
The Chattanooga Market Blueberry Festival - Sunday in late June from 11:00am - 4:00pm
1829 Carter St, Chattanooga, Tennessee
37408. Phone: (423) 648-2496. Email:
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)
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!
- Mille Club
rue de Saint Pierre
- Blueberry Fest Borovany - early July
Borovany., Directions: PS:
Žižkovo náměstí 1
373 12 Borovany
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.
- Bilberry Sunday
Ardagh, Longford, Ireland
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.