Blueberry Festival
Visit Vermont's official Blueberry Festival: July 27th - August 5th, 2018

Do you love all things blue?
The Blueberry Festival is the place for you!  

2018 Schedule of Events

Friday July 27
5:30 - 7:30pm Opening Cermemony of the 11th Annual 
Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival.
Blueberry Jello Slip & Slide at Twin Valley Elementary School

Customer Appreciation at People's United Bank
29 East Main St. Wilmington

9am-5pm Field of Blue- Blueberry Picking
Boyd Farm 125 East Dover Rd, Wilmington. 802-464-5618

Saturday July 28

8-11am Blueberry Pankcake Breakfast
Sponsored by Deerfield Valley Rotary at West Dover Fire House on Route 100.
8am - 2pm Snow Mountain Market Customer Appreciation Day
Blueberry passport = free small coffee 323 Rte 100 West Dover

10th Annual Blueberry Festival Parade
Route 100 West Dover, Vermont from the Dover Town Offices to the Dover Town Park.  Road closes at 10:45 am.  Parade kicks off at 11am.
10am Valley View Saloon Blue
$5 Breakfast sandwich w/coffee, blueberry beer & cocktails
10am-5pm 32st Annual Time Line Event

Route 100 at Dover Forge Restaurant 802-368-7913
10am-3pm 8th Annual Craft Fair
Layla's Riverside Lodge 145 Route 100 West Dover
11:30 -2:30pm Don't Be Blue Kid Zone
Valley Trail Route 100 West Dover
11am Blueberry BBQ 
Dover Forge/OMT 183 Route 100 West Dover
12pm-5pm Blueberry Bash 
Live music and games.  Mount Snow Resort West Dover
5:30 Blueberry Wagon Ride & Farm to Table BBQ
Adams Family Farm Reservations Required.  802-464-3762

5:30pm-10:30pm Jessica's Closet 8th Annual Blueberry Fundraiser
 Formal Attire required

10am - 5pm Open Studio and Blueberry Festival Sale
Readsboro Glassworks 6954 Main St. Readsboro

Sunday July 29

1-5pm Blueberry Splash at Harriman Reservoir
Sponsored by the Town of Wilmington.  Best viewing spots are Ward's Cove and the Fairview Avenue Boat Launch picnic areas in Wilmington.

2pm Blueberry Boat Parade
Meet at High Country Marina at 2pm.  

10am- 2:30 32st Annual Time Line Event
183 Route 100 West Dover

Noon-4pm Botanical Art Show
Confluence 7012 Main St. Readsboro

10am - 5pm Open Studio and Blueberry Festival Sale
Readsboro Glassworks 6954 Main St. Readsboro

Tuesday July 31

125 East Dover Rd, Wilmington
11am-3pm Tie Dye your T-Shirt
7 - 7:30pm Blueberry Pajama Party and Story Time
7:30 pm Fire on the Mountain

Bonfire & Live music jam session

Wednesday August 1
6pm Blueberry Bingo with the Masons
7 East Main Street Wilmington (Masonic Temple)

Thursday August 2
5 - 8 pm Family Fun Frenzy
Twin Valley Elementary School Route 100 Wilmington

Friday August 3rd

Jacksonville Festivities
3-7pm Sprague & Son Sugar House 
Maple Creemees, sugar on snow & tours 1631 Rt 100 

4-8 pm Chalk Walk & Street Fair
Live music, tastings, and farmer's market.
Tasting at Honora Winery/J'ville Brewery and Spoonwood Cabin

5-7pm Spaghetti Dinner with Blueberry Crisp
Jacksonville Community Church Rt 112

7pm Blue Eye Contest
Municipal Center / Town Offices Rt 100

Saturday August 4

10am-6pm Vermont Bowl Company 
Free jar of Blueberry jam & free gift with purchase over $50
111 West Main St.

3-8pm Feel the Blues at Jim McGrath Studio
22 West Main St. Wilmington

5-8pm Sampling at Ratu's Liquor & Market
Growlers $2 off 34 West Main St.

5-8pm Live Music , vendors and more. 
6pm Blueberry Pie Eating Contest
South Main Street, Wilmington
9:30am-12pm Haystack Hike with Jake White
Meet at Trailhead on Upper Dam Rd in Chimney Hill Wilmington

11:00am - 1:00pm Country Roads Ride & Rally
Benefits Wede Dover Congregational Church and
Deerfield Valley Rescue
Meet at 104 Route 100 West Dover  802-464-2042

Sunday August 5
Boyd Family Farm 125 East Dover Rd, Wilmington 802-464-5618

Berries, Vintage Cars, Music, and Food. If it’s blue, it’s probably happening in the Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley area towns of Wilmington, Whitingham and Dover in late July and early August.
  The Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival is the culmination of a community effort coordinated by Janet Boyd from Boyd Family Farm in Wilmington and the Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley  Chamber of Commerce in which dozens of businesses, organizations and individuals have created blueberry or blue themed events happening the first ten days of August. “It’s fun, it’s silly, and something everyone can take part in,” Boyd says of the event. 
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.

A lovely note from a Blueberry Festival Attendee

August 12, 2016



We came up to Wilmington from Greenfield on Saturday for the Festival. I brought my 92 year old mother.


There was a NICE variety and we enjoyed it. And it was a nice family environment and we like watching the young kids.


A stranger came up to my mom and handed her some brownies she had just purchased, something like, “I’m glad to see you are here, let me buy you dessert.”


That Nice gesture capped our day!


Thank you, Nesi Jonas

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The Deerfield Valley Annual Blueberry Festival

DID YOU KNOW?The Vermont Senate and House of Representatives designated the Deerfield Valley as the Blueberry Capital of Vermont! 

DID YOU KNOW? If all the blueberries grown in North America in one year were spread out in a single layer, they would cover a four-lane highway that stretched from New York to Chicago.

DID YOU KNOW? Early American colonists made grey paint by boiling blueberries in milk.

American poet, Robert Frost, loved blueberries so he wrote a poem about them called, "Blueberries."

Photos courtesy of Therese Lounsbury
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