Blueberry Festival
Events
 
July 25th - August 3rd
 Vermont's 7th Annual Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival

                                     FRIDAY, JULY 25

Contest for Blue-Inspired Spectators at the Blueberry Festival Parade “The Wearin' of the Blue” Contest for blue-inspired spectators during the Blueberry Parade. E-mail the chamber a photo of your group at the parade – events@visitvermont.com – to share on our website then meet at the Chamber booth at the Craft Fair on the green of the Dover Forge/One More Time Restaurant . Awards will be presented 1/2 hour after the parade See Saturday's parade listing for more details.

 “Field of Blue” at the Boyd Family Farm 9-5pm. Join us at the Boyd Family Farm to celebrate the Blueberry season. Sponsored by W&W Building Supply. Fields are open daily.

Blueberry Celebration at the Stone Soldier Pottery 10am – 7pm  Check out the “Blue Pots Special” 10% off select blue pottery with this Blueberry Passport. 62 Gates Pond Rd Jacksonville. 802-368-7077

“The Race to Save the World” 1pm a family event with audience participation presented by Summer Encore Theater at Memorial Hall. 14 W Main St, Wilmington,  (802) 464-8591

Berrylicious Treats at the Whitingham Farmers Market 4pm – 7pm  Homemade, Homegrown, Handcrafted products, vendors, live music, brickoven pizza, pies in the Whitingham Municipal Center Parking Lot.

Opening Ceremonies of the 7th Annual Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival - 5pm–8pm Gallons of Blueberry Jell-O to slide on, swim in, play in, many new activities this year...outdoor food concessions will be open at the Sitzmark (tel: 802 464 3384) 54 East Dover Rd Wilmington, VT

SATURDAY, JULY 26

Blueberry Pancake Breakfast on the Parade Route sponsored by the Deerfield Valley Rotary 8am to 11am.  Delicious blueberry pancake breakfast with VT maple syrup and breakfast meats served on the parade route at Layla’s Riverside Lodge and Restaurant. Donations Required. 145 Rt. 100, West Dover : 802-464-8092

6th Annual Blueberry Festival Parade featuring New England Service Vehicles 10:30 am Join us for new festivities, Craft Show, BBQ, Contest for blue-inspired spectators with prizes, activities, music, vintage cars and fire departments from all over the state! Contact the Mount Snow Valley Chamber of Commerce at (tel:802-464-8092 or www.visitvermont.com or vermontblueberry.com

4th Annual Blueberry Festival Craft Fair including Green Industry Products in Dover 10am - 2:30pm A blend of craftspeople and green industry vendors beginning at Laylas Riverside Lodge up to the Dover Forge/One More Time establishment, Rt 100, West Dover.

7th Annual Deja Blue Car & Motorcycle Show at Mount Snow Market Place 10am to 2pm Informal meet and greet show off your car show. 131 RT 100, West Dover.

Mountainside Gifts Hand Painting Pottery Demo Stop by and see a variety of work for sale and a demonstration of painting techniques. 148 Rt 100, West Dover (802) 464-3555

The 28th Annual Time Line Event 10am – 5pm & Sunday, July 27, 10am - 2:30pm  A walk through different re-enactor camps in history from 3rd Century Rome to the modern day on Route 100 at the Dover Forge in West Dover. Admission is free but donations are accepted. Call the Living History Association at (802) 368-7913 or visit their web site at www.livinghistoryassn.org.

Open Studio at Readsboro Glassworks 10am- 4pm “Blueberry Festival Special – 20% off Blue Glass” Glassblowing demos through the day. Both Saturday and Sunday. 6954 Main Street, Readsboro.

The Dover Forge and OMT Billiard's Blueberry Barbecue Bash 11am to Midnight Join us for all day fun for the whole family. Music by the Dusty Pilgrims at 1pm and Joinery perform at 4pm. Finish the evening with Mike McMann and his Blueberry Band rocking the Blueberry tent from 9-12pm. Your $5 cover will make next year's event even better.

Mid-Day BBQ and Blueberry Polish Buffet and Entertainment at The Matterhorn Inn. 12 PM – 9PM: A Blueberry menu and drinks that include Blueberry wine, beer, vodka or juice. Sit back on our patio and listen to some Blues music. 248 Route 100 N West Dover, VT (802) 464-4676

2014 Fundraiser & Community Concert 8pm Steve Forbert Concert at Memorial Hall -14 West Main St Wilmington,VT. For tickets at the door $30.00 or in advance $25 at www.wilmington-fund-concert.eventbeite.com.

SUNDAY, JULY 27

Hike to the top of Haystack with “Mr. Haystack” Jake White! 9:30 am – 12 pm Water bottles and proper shoes required. Meet at the trailhead! For more information contact the chamber 802–466-8092

The 28th Annual Time Line Event -10:00 am to 2:30 pm See full write-up above.

Farm.o.l.o.g.y - 11 am – 11:30 am Learn how to plant Blueberry bushes at Boyd Family Farm. 125 East Dover Rd., Wilmington, (802)464-5618, boydfarm@sover.net.

If You Give a Mouse a Blueberry 2pm Story time at Bartleby's Book with your favorite storybook mouse. 17 W Main St, Wilmington (802)-464-5425 www.myvermontbookstore.com

MONDAY, JULY 28

Blueberry Story Walk 10:30am Join us at Molly Stark State Park for a family fun Story Walk with Pettee Memorial Library. (802) 464-8557

Blueberry River Float 11 - 11:30am Launch Time. Park in Wilmington take the moover North to Wheeler Farm Bridge( or get dropped off) Life Jackets, Water Shoes or sneakers strongly suggested. Children must be accompanied by an Adult. Grab your tubes and enjoy a Float with your family and friends down to the free parking behind the shops on west main. 802-464-8092

Teen Dance at the Sitzmark 7:30pm-10:30pm High School Dance Party with a DJ! Sponsored by the Sitzmark and the Deerfield Valley Community Partnership. Free Admission.  Food and Soft Drinks will be for sale. This is a Drug & Alcohol Free Event (802-464-3384)

TUESDAY, JULY 29

Blueberry Customer Appreciation Day at The Richards Group 8am- 4:30pm Come in for blueberry yummies and meet our team. 27 E Main St, Wilmington (802) 464-5353

Blueberry Festivities at the Boyd Family Farm!  10am-12noon   Make a “Fascinator” or “Mask” to wear to the block party! 125 East Dover Road, Wilmington. (802) 464-5618 www.boydfamilyfarm.com

Blueberry Pajama Party & Story Time - 7:00 pm  Bed time stories in the berry field. Wear your PJ's to the Boyd Family Farm. 125 East Dover Road, Wilmington. (802) 464-5618 www.boydfamilyfarm.com

Blue Ball Mini Golf at North Star Pizza & Bowl 4 – 9pm Enjoy a round of mini golf ($8 – value) with a blue golf ball, a plate of blue macaroni and cheese ($5.50 – value) and a blueberry sundae ($4- value) all for $10 per person.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30

Blueberry Mountain Scavenger Hunt 1pm The Blueberry Festival fun continues with a family-focused exploration of the Hogback Mountain Conservation Area. Meet at the old Alpenglo ski lodge and compete for fun and prizes! Llve animal presentation! For more information (802) 464-0048 Entry is FREE www.vermontmusem.org

Blue Hawaiian Beach Party at the Sitzmark! 5pm-8pm Enjoy a blueberry inspired dish, dessert or drink and have fun dancing as our DJ spins some tunes! (802) 464-3384 54 East Dover Rd Wilmington, VT

Blueberry Bingo with the Masons! 6 pm Blueberry Bingo Night at the Masonic Hall. Masonic Temple on Rt 9 East, Wilmington (3rd building on the right side of the street from the main intersection).  (802-464-8092)

THURSDAY, JULY 31

Blueberry Day at Merchant's Bank. 9am-4pm Blueberry festivities at the bank – stop in and see what is happening! Goodies and balloons. 97 East Main Street; Wilmington, (tel:802- 464-8688)

“Blueberry Splash Parade of the Boats” at Lake Whitingham 4 pm Pack a picnic dinner, decorate your boat blue, and at 4pm meet at the High County for the parade of boats line-up! Listen to the floating musical groups!  (802) 464 8092

“Blueberry Splash” at Lake Whitingham with the Jacksonville Blues Band & the Dusty Pilgrims  5 pm – 8:30 pm  Pack a picnic dinner, and enjoy the evening at any of the picnic areas around the lake. At the boat landing learn how the Lake works and how it came to be. Listen to the floating musical groups. www.VermontBlueberry.com  (802 464 8092).

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1

Blueberry Celebration at the Stone Soldier Pottery 10am – 7pm Berry Bowls, Syrup Pitchers, Pie & Quiche Dishes. Check out the “Blue Pots Special” 10% off select blue pottery with this Blueberry Passport. 62 Gates Pond Rd Jacksonville. 802-368-7077

Custom Fit Sweater Party at Hand Knits 10am – 12pm Custom Fit is a new design program by Amy Hevzog to make sweaters that fit you, in your style! We will take measurements and swatch. After swatches are washed, participants will come back and we will make the pattern to fit them! $20 include first pattern. Blueberry snacks and beverages will be served. www.handknits.net 617 VT Route 100 North Wilmington 05363 802-464-7887

Make Your Own Blueberry Sundae 4pm – 9pm Anyone age 6 and up can make their own Blueberry Sundae. You pick the ice cream flavor than add homemade blueberry topping, whipped cream, sprinkles, nuts and a cherry. Pile it high at North Star Pizza 179 Vt Rt 100 N Wilmington (802) 464-5148

Berrylicious Treats at the Whitingham Farmers Market 4pm – 7pm Homemade, Homegrown, Handcrafted products. Meet the vendors, listen to live music, visit with your neighbors. Enjoy brickoven pizza, pies, and other goodies in the Whitingham Municipal Center Parking Lot.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2

Blueberry Pancake Breakfast at Jacksonville Community Church. 7am-10am. Breakfast to be held at the Municipal Center on Rt 100 in Jacksonville, VT. (802) 368-2205

Grace Cottage Hospital Fair Day 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 22 bargain booths, blueberry (and other) home-baked pies, all-day Auction, books, plants, jewelry, art, white elephant booth, Bingo, free pony rides, circus performers (802) 365-4455

Blueberry Themed Stories and Activities 10am Free at the Readsboro Central School. 301 Phelps Lane, Readsboro, VT

Blue Trap Day at the Deerfield Valley Sportsmen's Club, Inc., 10am Come visit our facilities and check out our web page at www.dvscvt.com, Come shoot Trap and find the “Blue” clay and win a prize.  Come see what we are all about. 641 Fowler Road, Whitingham 05361. (802)-368-2908 or -7525)

What will you “Rake” In at the Vermont Bowl Company 10 am to 6 pm on August 2nd and 3rd With your purchase of $50 or more comes 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. Route 9 West Wilmington, VT.  (802) 464-5296 www.vermontbowl.com

Blueberry themed stories and activities. 10am The Readsboro Community Library will be hosting Free Children's fun! 301 Phelps Lane, Readsboro

Artist on the Lawn at Historic Crafts Inn 10am -7pm Artist will be exhibiting paintings, prints, jewelry and woven cloth on the Historic Crafts Inn front lawn. The Crafts Inn is located at 10 West Main Street, Rt 9 Downtown Wilmington.

 Blue Eye Contest 10:30 am sponsored by Shearer Hill Farm Bed and Breakfast www.shearerhillfarm.com Bring your baby blues (no contacts allowed) all ages encouraged! 201 Vermont 112, Jacksonville, VT   

Honora Winery Tasting Room 11am Try a blueberry cheddar and wine pairing on Route 112, Jacksonville, VT. (802) 464-3253

Spoonwood Cabin Hand Crafted Cheese in Jacksonville Center. Come see how it's made and visit our caves. 3090 Rt 100, Jacksonville, VT (802) 368-2802. spoonwoodcabin@gmail.com

Discover Wilmington Village Blueberry Scavenger Hunt 2-6pm How well do you know the village? Create teams of 2-6 people. $2.00 per head entry fee, get your number, list of items to find and your start time…go!!! Cash prizes for the top 3 fastest teams. Last teams to leave the chamber must be signed up by 4:30PM. Stop at the Mount Snow Valley Chamber of Commerce for full details. 21 West Main Street, Wilmington, 802-464-8092

Feel the Blues at Jim McGrath Studio 3:00 - 9:00 pm 10% off all paintings except for miniatures and notecards. 22 West Main Street, Wilmington. (802) 380-6821

Otha Day and “Drum to the Beat” and the Annual Book Sale 5-6pm on the lawn at Pettee Memorial Library from 5 – 6pm. 16 S Main St, Wilmington 464-8557

Blueberry Block Party 5:00 PM Wilmington at night takes on a smooth blue glow!!! Dance in the streets to  Groove Prophet!!! Check out all the welcoming blue entryways, the Pie Eating Contest and look for businesses with the Blueberry Festival Participation posters in their window they will have special deals for you!  This is a Drug & Alcohol Free Event and is sponsored by the Deerfield Valley Community Partnership, the town of Wilmington and Wilmington Works. Rain-or-shine (Old high school in case of rain)  Bring your bubbles, hula hoops, and street art chalk talent!!! For more information, 802-464-8092

 Come to the Hermitage Club Food Tent at the Block Party for a Blueberry themed culinary treat. For information please call: (802) 464-7734.

Blueberry Pie Eating Contest 6:00pm at the Block Party on the sidewalk in the front of the Cady and Dugan Building. Ages 4-12, limited to 30 children, first come first signed up. Sponsored by C&SWholesale Grocers and the Mount Snow Valley Chamber Commerce. 802-464-8092.

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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3

Blue Dayz in Readsboro Variety Show Variety Show & Ice Cream Sundae Social, at 2:00 pm at the Bullock Building, 7012 Main Street.  Come and enjoy our local talent – listen to music, sing-along, hula hoop performance and much more. . .then build your own ice cream sundaes – many flavors and toppings for a donation.  Lots of fun for all ages.  Cost:  Adults $12   Children under $5.   Proceeds to benefit the E. J. Bullock Building Restoration Fund.  Contact Susan Bailey at 802-423-7050 for inforamtion.  Sponsored by Readsboro Hometown Redevelopment, Inc. (501 (c) 3 Non Profit

Artist on the Lawn at Historic Crafts Inn 10am -5pm Artist will be exhibiting paintings, prints, jewelry and woven cloth on the Historic Crafts Inn front lawn. The Crafts Inn is located at 10 West Main Street, Rt 9 Downtown Wilmington.

Catamount Carpet Cleaning and Magical Earth Retreats Free Fun along with Jane May Jones, watercolor artist will be presenting the Readsboro Blueberry Corner 7066 Main Street.   FREE blueberry lemonade, blueberry stamping art for the children (and adults), along with a special sale of watercolor paintings, cards, etc. by Jane May Jones.  A raffle drawing for a free week-long summer day camp, carpet cleaning and watercolor cards.  The drawing will raise funds for the Magical Earth Retreats scholarship fund.  802-423-7535 or at info@magicalearthretreats.com.

 

 

Blueberry Block Pary
Sponsored by the Deerfield Valley Community Partnership, Wilmington Works, The Town of Wilmington, and the Mount Snow Valley Chamber of Commerce!






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