Blueberry Festival
Visit Vermont's official Blueberry Festival: July 26th - August 4th, 2019



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

2019 Schedule of Events

Friday July 26, 2019

Opening Ceremonies of the 11th Annual Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival 5:30 –7:30 pm 200 Gallons of Blueberry Jell-O to slide on, swim in, play in, many new activities this year. Water and clean-up by the Wilmington Fire Department. 

Jell-O made by North Star Bowl. Outdoor food concessions. This year’s activities are sponsored by Peoples United Bank. Located on Route 100 N at the Twin Valley Elementary School! 802 464 8092 www.VermontBlueberry.com 

Customer Appreciation Day at People's United Bank We look forward to seeing our valued customers and hope you will take a moment to say hi and enjoy blueberry treats, blueberry lemonade and blueberry coffee. People’s United Bank - Wilmington Branch 29 East Main Street Wilmington, VT 05363 Phone: (802) 464-3321

“Field of Blue.” 9 am - 5 pm. Join us at the Boyd Family Farm to celebrate blueberry season. Pick Your Own Fields are open daily. Walk through the “Blue Gates” all 10 days of the festival!  Boyd Family Farm, 125 East Dover Rd., Wilmington 802-464-5618   

Saturday July 27, 2019

Blueberry Pancake Breakfast 8 to 11 am sponsored by the Deerfield Valley Rotary. Blueberry pancake breakfast with VT maple syrup and breakfast meats. Watch for signs at Twin Valley Elementary School - Wilmington VT.  Donations required. 

 

Readsboro Glassworks Summer July 27 & 28, 10 am - 5 pm Open Studio and Blueberry Festival Sale. In celebration of the Blueberry Festival and all things blue, there will be a sale on blue glass. Come see Mary Angus and Bill LeQuier’s beautiful hand-blown glass and glass sculpture and watch glassblowing demonstrations throughout the weekend. Readsboro Glassworks, 6954 Main Street (RT 100), Readsboro, VT. 423-7706 www.maryangusglass.com

32nd Annual Time Line Event 10 am – 5 pm & July 27, 10 am - 2:30 pm Walkthrough re-enactor camps from 3rd Century Rome to modern day on Route 100 at the Dover Forge in West Dover. Admission fee. Call the Living History Association at 802-368-7913 or visit www.livinghistoryassn.org.

Mount Snow Sports at The Cupola “Blueberry Festival Tent Sale” The Cupola will be open at 10 a.m. for a tent sale. Contact: 802.464.4044 Visit us at 316 Route 100 North, Dover VT.


10th Annual Blueberry Festival Parade featuring local floats and marching bands 11:00 am. (Be seated along the parade route by 10:45) Join us for after parade festivities, craft fair, BBQ, blue-inspired spectators, activities, music, Kid Zone, vintage cars.Parade is on Route 100 in West Dover, VT. FMI 802-464-8092 or vermontblueberry.com - Sponsored by the Town of Dover, VT

8th Annual Blueberry Festival Craft Fair 10 am – 3 pm including many VT Made Products in Dover 10 am – 3 pm Layla’s Riverside Lodge, 145 RT 100, West Dover, VT 

Blue Eye Contest 1:00 PM Bring your baby blues (no contacts allowed) all ages encouraged! Sponsored by the Town of Dover! Contest will be on the steps of Layla’s Riverside Lodge, 145 RT 100, West Dover, VT

"Don't Be Blue Kid Zone" Don't be blue when the parade is over... head to the new "Don't Be Blue Kid Zone" along the Valley Trail for family friendly entertainmentVisit with the West Dover Fire Department. See some animals and see what other treats and surprises are in store for you!  By Layla’s Riverside RT 100, West Dover.                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Annual Blueberry BBQ. 11:00 After the parade follow the sweet smell of BBQ to the Dover Forge. You’ll find loads of blueberry inspired goodness to please your palate so tame your hunger and quench your thirst with us. We have a spacious back yard with outdoor games and our Billiards parlor features four nine-foot pool tables, two dart boards, foosball and ping pong so there’s fun for the whole family indoors as well. 802 464 7117 183 Rout 100 West Dover, VT

Blueberry Bash Mount Snow 12pm-5pm After the Blueberry Parade , join us for our ode to the weekend warriors! This festival is a day of various backyard games, live music, a BBQ, beer, and more!  We'll have some of your favorite backyard games spread out around our festival venue for your enjoyment throughout the bash, as well as organized events for some true competition. There will also be a small & fun obstacle course for the kids! Live music will be performed throughout the afternoon. This event is FREE admission and all the games/activities are FREE!!! www.mountsnow.com/events

Sugar on Snow Dinner, 5-7pm at the Whitingham Municipal Center. Hosted by The Whitingham Ladies Benevolent Society. This will be a traditional dinner including Baked Ham, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, rolls, & Sugar on Snow with donuts & pickles.  Adult $15, Senior $12, Child $10, & under 5 $5. Just want dessert: Sugar on Snow $5. Sugar on Snow will feature the maple expertise of Sprague & Son Sugarhouse...not only experts with maple...they can make SNOW in July!!!

Sunday July 28, 2019

“Blueberry Splash” 1 – 4 pm at Lake Whitingham Listen to floating musical groups. Pack a picnic lunch and bring the family. At 2:30 pm watch the parade of boats! Music will be at Wards Cove and at the end of Fairview Avenue boat landing on Lake Whitingham in Wilmington. Bring your family, kayaks, canoes and your floaties…create the Blueberry Lake Float Brigade FMI 802-464-8092 vermontblueberry.com

Blueberry Boat Extravaganza -All Day:  Decorate your boat blue, there should be a lot of splashin' goin' on!!!  Enjoy the music that will be at Wards Cove and at the end of Fairview Avenue boat landing on Lake Whitingham in Wilmington. Prizes will be awarded for the “Most Blue” boat, the “Bluest Spirit Award” and the boat that best “Beats the Blues”!  Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce! FMI 802-464-8092 or vermontblueberry.com 464- 8092.

Monday July 29, 2019

Blueberry StoryWalk® - 10:30 AM at Molly Stark State Park.  Join us for a book, a snack, and a craft. 705 VT-9, Wilmington, VT 05363 Hosted by Pettee Memorial Library16 South Main Street - PO Box 896  Wilmington, VT 05363 (802) 464-8557 petteelibrary@yahoo.com petteelibrary.org

Blue Crafters’ Gathering – 4:30 PM at Pettee Library - Bring your own BLUE craft to work on at the library. 16 South Main Street - PO Box 896 Wilmington, VT 05363 (802) 464-8557 petteelibrary@yahoo.com petteelibrary.org

Tuesday July 30, 2019

Blueberry Pajama Party & Story Time 7:00-7:30 Wear your PJ’s. Great for ages under 8!  Storytime in the field!   Entry is Free! The pick-your-own fields will be open until dark - regular market prices for PYO. 125 East Dover Road, Wilmington. 802- 464-5618 Like us on Facebook -   www.boydfamilyfarm.com

Special BLUE story time with guest reader Police Chief Matthew Murano – 2 PM at Pettee Library 16 South Main Street - PO Box 896  Wilmington, VT 05363 (802) 464-8557 petteelibrary@yahoo.com petteelibrary.org

Wednesday July 31, 2019

Blueberry Bingo with the Masons! 6 pm Blueberry Bingo Night at the Masonic Hall. Masonic Temple on Rte. 9 East, Wilmington (3rd building on the right side of the street from the main intersection), 802-464-8629.

Thursday August 1, 2019

 Family Fun Frenzy – 5PM - 8PM Substance Free Family Event at Old School Community Center, 1 School Street, Wilmington.  FREE evening full of fun games, a huge inflatable course, face painting, entertainment and ice cream!  Bring a picnic for your family.  You may even need a bathing suit and towel!!   Serving ice cream at 7:00 pm.  Bring a favorite topping to share!  Sponsored by the Deerfield Valley Community Partnership. Accommodations have been made for indoor activities in the event of rain.

Friday August 2, 2019

BLUE Bag Lunch Series – 12 PM –  Business Plans, an Approach for New and Existing Businesses with R.T. Brown from the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation at Pettee Library 16 South Main Street - PO Box 896  Wilmington, VT 05363 (802) 464-8557 petteelibrary@yahoo.com petteelibrary.org

Jacksonville Center Blueberry Stroll Festivities 4-8pm Rain or Shine

Come listen to the Jacksonville Blues Band “LIVE” from 4-7

Car Show starts at 5:30, Jacksonville Community Church Dinner at the Municipal Center 5-7, Jacksonville General Store BBQ, Street Market 4-7

Children Activities by the Whitingham Library and Pettee Memorial Library

Route 100 South.

Sprague & Son Sugarhouse 10am - 7pm 10% Off any purchase including ice cream if you are wearing a Blue Tee-Shirt! Visit this working Sugarhouse in the heart of Southern VT. Offering our new Maple soft-serve ice cream and Sugar-on- Snow along with tours and tastings. 1631 Route 100 South, Jacksonville 802-368-2776

The Jacksonville Community Church will be holding a Spaghetti Supper on August 2nd from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Municipal Center in Jacksonville. The menu will include spaghetti with homemade sauce, salad, rolls, and homemade blueberry pie for dessert. The Municipal Center is located on Rt. 112 (across from the Post Office) in Jacksonville, Vermont.  The donation for the meal will be $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 5 years to 12 years and free to children under 5. For more information call 802-368-2205

  Honora’s Jacksonville Tasting Room you can enjoy tastings and glasses of our wines.          Honora Winery shares the tasting room with J'Ville Brewery so you can also have a flight of beer if you like! We also have various gourmet treats for you to explore. Enjoy our outdoor space with a glass of wine while listening to the stream or watching for Heron at the pond with the beautiful pines stretching up the hillside. 201 VT route 112, Jacksonville. We are open Wednesday to Sunday, from 11 am to 7pm. honorawinery.com (802) 368-2226

Remedy Wine Bar and Restaurant, Spoonwood Cabin’s latest venture, is open! We serve a unique menu of tapas-style plates as well as great wines by the glass or bottle on Fridays and Saturdays from 5:30-Close. Just call us or email for reservations at remedywinebar@gmail.com or 802 659 4480. Spoonwood Cabin Wine and Cheese Shop is open Saturdays and Sundays from 12-4:30. Come visit us and see where we craft and age all the great cheeses that are available for purchase, as well as a unique selection of wines from around the world. 3090 VT Rte 100, Jacksonville, VT 05342

Memorial Hall Cabaret 8:00 pm. A cabaret of Broadway musical songs will be presented at Memorial Hall, Wilmington, Vermont, by the Deerfield Valley Players, a local community theatre group.  The event is presented by The Friends of Historic Memorial Hall. and is under the musical direction of Barbara Lipstadt, founder of the group in 1997.  Stage direction will be by Reed Brown, chairman of the theatre department at Cerritos College in Los Angeles with choreography by Kate Severance Brown, formerly a member of the Vermont Dance Collective. Broadway musicals featured are CABARET, RAGTIME, OLIVER, ANYTHINGGOES, GODSPELL, and FROZEN. Tickets are $10 (children under 12 free) and can be purchased at the box office on the nights of the performance or online at Webpage for online ticket sales and info is https://www.historicmemorialhall.com/

Saturday August 3, 2019

Brattleboro Savings & Loan.  Stop by from 9 to Noon for Blueberry treats and to enter a drawing for a blueberry themed gift basket! Brattleboro Savings & Loan, 108 East Main Street (802) 464-2330.  Janet R. Sherman Wilmington Branch Manager 108 E. Main Street | P.O. Box 29 Wilmington, Vt 05363 Phone: 802-464-2330 | Fax: 802-464-2337

Beat the Blues at the Vermont Bowl Company August 3 & 4 ,2019 10 am to 6 pm with your purchase of $50 or more get a free jar of blueberry jam and a surprise gift. Open every day. Located just 3/4 of a mile west of the traffic light in downtown Wilmington at 802-464-5296 www.vermontbowl.com 111 West Main St. Wilmington, 

VT

Watercolor Painting with Jane May Jones 9:30 – 12:00 Learn step-by-step watercolor techniques at the Boyd Family Farm for an afternoon of watercolor painting, creativity and giggles! Paint a small watercolor painting. No experience necessary, all materials provided. $30.00 per person. RSVP by Aug. 3.  802 423 7535 The Boyd Family Farm 125 East Dover Road, Wilmington, VT www.boydfamilyfarm.com 

Feel the Blues at Jim McGrath Studio 3 - 8 pm:  10% off all paintings during the

whole festival except for miniatures, note cards and prints. Open 10 am -5 pm closed Wednesdays. 22 West Main Street, Wilmington 802-380-6821

Annual Book Sale 12- 8 PM Visit Pettee Library during the Blueberry Block Party for the Friends of the Library annual book sale, face painting, and blue lawn games. 16 South Main Street - PO Box 896 Wilmington, VT 05363 (802) 464-8557 petteelibrary@yahoo.com petteelibrary.org

Blueberry Block Party 5:00 PM Wilmington at night takes on a smooth blue glow!!! Dance in the streets. Make sure your belly is empty for the Pie Eating Contest. Bring your Street chalk talents with you!!! Check out all the welcoming blue entryways and look for businesses with the Blueberry Festival specials in the Passport of Blue Adventures.  Sponsored by the Town of Wilmington and Wilmington Works. Rain-or-shine. visit wilmingtonworksvt.com/blueberry-block-paint. Rain location will be announced.


Blueberry Pie Eating Contest 7PM at the Block Party in the front of the Cady and Dugan Building. Ages 4-12, limited to 30 children, first come first signed up. Sponsored by C&S Wholesale Grocers, Wahoo’s and the Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley Chamber Commerce. 802-464-8092.

Memorial Hall Cabaret 8:00 pm. A Cabaret of Broadway musical songs will be presented at Memorial Hall, Wilmington, Vermont, by the Deerfield Valley Players, a local community theatre group.  The event is presented by The Friends of Historic Memorial Hall. and is under the musical direction of Barbara Lipstadt, founder of the group in 1997.  Stage direction will be by Reed Brown, chairman of the theatre department at Cerritos College in Los Angeles with choreography by Kate Severance Brown, formerly a member of the Vermont Dance Collective. Broadway musicals featured are CABARET, RAGTIME, OLIVER, ANYTHINGGOES, GODSPELL, and FROZEN. Tickets are $10 (children under 12 free) and can be purchased at the box office on the nights of the performance or online at Webpage for online ticket sales and info is https://www.historicmemorialhall.com/

Don't miss Ratu's Liquor & Market during the block party! We'll be sampling a delicious blueberry flavored craft beer, wine, blueberry soda and cider on tap! All growler fills $2 off! 34 West Main Street. ratuvt@gmail.com. 802 464-2252

Sunday August 4, 2019

Hike to the top of Haystack with Jake White, “Mr. Haystack” 9:30am – 12pm:  Water bottles and proper shoes required. Meet at the trailhead! FMI contact the Chamber 802–464-8092

Annual Book Sale Continues!  12- 4 PM Visit Pettee Library for the Friends of the Library annual book sale. 16 South Main Street - PO Box 896 Wilmington, VT 05363 (802) 464-8557 petteelibrary@yahoo.com petteelibrary.org

farm.o.l.o.g. y – all day Learn about all the different varieties and how to plant Blueberry bushes from the Boyd Family Farm. Plant your own patch! The Pick Your Own fields are open. 125 East Dover Rd., Wilmington, (802)464-5618, boydfarm@sover.net. Follow us on Facebook year-round.

PROMOTIONS THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL

LODGING

BOOK NOW! Wilmington Inn Blueberry fest is right around the corner! Come and stay at the Wilmington Inn during Blueberry Festival. Call us and book one night and get $15 off the second night. Mention the code BLUEBERRY. During the Festival we will be featuring blueberry cocktails at our bar and blueberry treats with breakfast as well as in the afternoons. #staylocal #thewilmingtoninn #blueberryfestival  802-464-3768

SHOPPING

River Valley Market Take 10% off all blueberry flavored items at the River Valley Market 661 Rt. 100; Wilmington VT 802-464-2236

Chapman’s Antiques in Town will have a 20% off sale for anyone showing the blueberry passport in our Down Town shop!  Hours at www.chapmansantiques.com Barn:  Shop in town: 7 West Main Street; Wilmington – 802-464-1084

Pickwell’s Barn 20% off anything with a Blue Dot at Pickwell’s Barn A unique shop with wonderful gifts.  22 B West Main Street, Downtown Wilmington 802-464-3198

Eco-tique 'VT Made Green Gifts' 15% off - VT Made Ceramic Berry Bowls in assorted colors and glazes and blue dot specials on various items throughout the store. 112 Route 100 (in the historic district) West Dover, VT 464 5400 www.shopecotique.com

Boyd Family Farm – Pick Your Own Blueberries – on this 6th generation Vermont family farm –show us this Passport and get 20% the purchase of any Shrubs or Trees! 125 East Dover Road, Wilmington

Opa! 15% off everything BLUE. Offering fun, funky & functional gadgets and gifts for kitchen, pets, home & garden. 6 South Main Street, Wilmington (802) 579-9600 

opavt.com (Not valid at The Village Roost Pop Up).

JASPER DECOR Come visit us for the Blueberry Festival and get 15% percent off anything blue in our store.  9 S Main St Wilmington 802-464-4688

Visit our website Facebook.com/jasperdecor

Zoar Adventure Center 10% off regularly priced rentals of bikes, SUPs and kayaks at the Zoar Adventure Center during the Blueberry Festival July 26th to August 5th only (not applicable to discounted rates) 36 W. Main St Wilmington 802-464-2450

DINING

Celebrate the Vermont Inspired Menu at Harriman's Restaurant on Mount Snow, Local foods create contemporary blueberry inspired specials and cocktails. culinary experience. Free Valet Parking. 89 Grand Summit Way, West Dover, Vermont 802-464-1100 www.mountsnow.com

The Valley View Saloon the Saloon will be open 12-10 everyday throughout the festival Blueberry beer and specialty cocktails will be available every day! Valley View Saloon is located in the Mount Snow Marketplace, 131 Rt. 100 West Dover 802-464-9422 

Blueberry Menu Specials at Anchor Seafood Experience blueberry infused dinner menu specials. Try our out-of-this-world Blueberry Cosmopolitans. 8 South Main Street, Wilmington, 802-464-2112

Blueberry Mojitos and Special food offerings at The Maple Leaf Tavern.  Cool off and enjoy the tavern’s tasty blueberry mojito while snacking on a blueberry cheesecake egg roll or blueberry jam burger - all made with delicious, fresh blueberries.  3 North Main Street, Wilmington VT.  Tel.: 802-464-8999; Website: www.mltvt.com.


Creemee Stand 12 - 9 pm Locally made farm fresh ice cream & the creamiest soft serve. Ask about our Blueberry Cheesecake Creemee! Serving up farm fresh blueberry surprises as well! 716 RT 100, Wilmington, www.creemeestand.com

Hola Amigo’s!  La Casitas Blueberry Margarita will instantly become your new favorite cocktail of the summer. 14 South Main St Wilmington, VT 802 464 8500.

Berry Blue Specials at Cup and Saucer.  Pancakes, muffins, pie, protein shakes, and ice cream!  Pull up a stool and stay a while!  159 Rt. 100 N.; Wilmington, VT 464-5813

Blueberry Martini & Dessert at the Roadhouse.  Enjoy our special Blueberry Martini and couple it with delicious dessert made from fresh blueberries!  Rt. 100 North and Old Ark Road, Wilmington VT.  802-464-5813

Get Sticky with Blueberries!!!  Sticky Fingers Bakery will be offering scratch-made blueberry ice cream, Danish, muffins and tarts- OH MY!!!  210 Rt. 100; West Dover VT 802-464-9463 www.stickyfingersvermontbakery.com 

The Village Roost Café & Marketplace – Stop on in for a Blueberry Breakfast including Blueberry Bagels, Cream Cheese and Blueberry Smoothies.  

Mom. -Fri. 8am-6pm and Sat. – Sun. 7am – 6pm, 20 W Main St, Wilmington, VT 802-464-3344 www.villageroostvt.com

Blue Days at Dot’s Restaurant “Blueberry Cream Pie” perfect for the dog days of summer!  Not to mention our world-famous menu items sure to warm your heart to beat the blues!!! 3 East Main Street Wilmington VT  802-464-7284 

Blueberry Brilliance at Wahoo’s Special Blueberry Shakes, Blueberry Sundaes, Pork Tenderloin prepared with a Blueberry Marinade, and a few other blueberry surprises!  Open 7 days a week, 11am-8pm.  Order online at www.wahooseatery.com or call ahead to avoid the line!  Rt. 9 West; Wilmington VT 802-464-0110

Blueberry Sundae’s at North Star Pizza Blueberry sundaes with all the trimmings will be sure to give your tummy a berry berry good taste treat delight:  Bevy’s Homemade blueberry topping makes all the difference!  North Star Pizza and Bowling 179 Rt. 100 Wilmington VT 802-464-5148

SERVICES

Hairaphernalia A full-service salon: 20% off a single service or retail product from July 26th- August 5th Closed Sundays and Mondays. Call for Appointment 127 Rt. 100, West Dover VT.  802-464-6244

Mountain Styles Salon & Spa “Paint the Town Blue” 20% off all products!  We are a ”Full Service Salon”!!!  148C RT 100, West Dover, 802-464-1116

25% off Naturespa Light-Hearted Body Treatment Soften skin and lift spirits with a sweet sugar body polish and neroli butter massage. Call for reservations!!! 89 Grand Summit Way, West Dover, 802-464-6606

Moonstone Pool & Spa Fills, service and accessories www.arcticspaswestdover.com receive an additional discount on spas ordered with a BLUE interior!  Efficient, serviceable spa engineered for the worlds most harsh environments. 45A Route 100 West Dover, VT 802 289 3509

 




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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.



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


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