Blueberry Festival
July 31st - August 9th 2015
 Vermont's 8th Annual Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival

More Events to Come!


     FRIDAY, JULY 31

Customer Appreciation Day at People's United Bank Stop by for facts and flyers.  People's United Bank prides themselves on the care they give their communities 29 E Main St, Wilmington, 802-464-332

“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 – – 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” 9 am - 5 pm. Join us at the Boyd Family Farm to celebrate blueberry season. Fields are open daily. Sponsored by WW Building Supply. Boyd Family Farm, 125 East Dover Rd., Wilmington 802-464-5618,

Blueberry Celebration at the Stone Soldier Pottery 10 am – 7 pm. “Blue Pots 

Special” 10% off select blue pottery with this Blueberry Passport. 62 Gates Pond Rd, Jacksonville. Open Sat. & Sun. till 5pm

Berrylicious treats at the Whitingham Farmers Market 4 – 7 pm Homemade, Homegrown, Handcrafted products, vendors, live music, brickoven pizza, pies at the Whitingham Municipal Center Parking Lot, 3054 RT 100, Jacksonville, 802-368-7500

Opening Ceremonies of the 8th Annual Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival 5 –8 pm Gallons of Blueberry Jell-O to slide on, swim in, play in, many new activities this year. Outdoor food concessions. Sitzmark, 54 East Dover Rd, 
Wilmington 802-464-3384 

Pork BBQ at the Blueberry Splash Tickets must be pre-purchased at the Chamber for our lakeside barbecue on Sunday, August 2, Chamber office, 21 W Main St, Wilmington, 802- 464-8092

SATURDAY, August 1

Blueberry Pancake Breakfast 8 to 11 am sponsored by the Deerfield ValleyRotary. Blueberry pancake breakfast with VT maple syrup and breakfast meats.  Donations required. 802-464-8092

8th Annual Blueberry Festival Parade featuring New England Service Vehicles 10:30 am. Join us for new festivities, craft fair, BBQ, contest for blue-inspired spectators, activities, music, vintage cars, rock climbing wall and the National Guard will also be in attendance with fire departments from all over the state! 
FMI 802-464-8092 or 

5th Annual Blueberry Festival Craft Fair including Green Industry Products in Dover 10 am – 3 pm A blend of craftspeople and green industry vendors beginning at Laylas Riverside Lodge up to the Dover Forge/One More Time Restaurant, RT 100, West Dover.,

The 29th Annual Time Line Event August 1, 10 am – 5 pm & August 2, 10 am - 2:30 pm A walk through different re-enactor camps in history from 3rd Century Rome to modern day on Route 100 at the Dover Forge in West Dover. Admission is free but donations are accepted. Call the Living History Association, 802-368-
7913 or visit

Mid-Day BBQ and Blueberry Polish Buffet and Entertainment at The 
Matterhorn Inn. Noon – 9 pm 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 RT 100 N, West Dover, 802-464-4676

Blueberry Fire Food Wars 5:30 - 7 pm Blueberry grilled or smoked dishes contest ($5.00 donation to sample dishes and vote on your favorite). Entertainment by the “Tuesday Night Town Hall Boys” band, playing from 6 – 8 pm. Lawn circus 
games. This drug & alcohol free family event is sponsored by the Deerfield Valley Community Partnership. Dover Park, RT 100, West Dover 802-464-1295

Ugly Duckling Yarn 10:30 am – 12 pm Join us for a blueberry-themed craft. Check out our blueberry dyeing demonstration. 114 RT 100, West Dover 802-464-6300

SUNDAY, August 2

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

Pork BBQ at the Blueberry Splash 1 – 6 pm, “Blueberry Splash” at Lake Whitingham. Listen to floating musical groups! There will be a Pig Roast at the boat landing. Pig roast tickets must be pre-purchased at the chamber. Decorate your boat blue, and at 2 pm meet at High County Marine for the parade of boats line-up! End of Fairview Ave, Wilmington.

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

Blue Dayz in Readsboro – 2 - 3:30 pm Entertainment for all ages! All you can eat ice cream social fundraiser for restoration of the historic Bullock building. $12 Adults; 12 and under $5. 7012 Main St, Readsboro, 802-464-8092

MONDAY, August 3

Teen Extravaganza 7:30 – 10:30 pm. Great time for teens to enjoy the pool,volleyball courts, music and games. Free admission. Food and drinks will be for sale. Drug and alcohol free event. Sponsored by the Sitzmark and the Deerfield Valley Community Partnership.
54 E Dover Rd,
Wilmington   802-464-1295

Blueberry Story Walk 10:30 am Join us at Molly Stark State Park for a family fun story walk with Pettee Memorial Library. Wilmington, 705 VT 9, Wilmington, VT

TUESDAY, August 4

Blueberry Pajama Party & Story Time 7 – 7:30 pm Wear PJ's to Boyd Family Farm. Great for ages under 8. Entry is Free! The pick-your-own fields will be open until dark Boyd Family Farm, 125 East Dover Rd, Wilmington, 802-464-5618,

Fire on the Mountain 7:30 – 9 pm The blueberry pick-your-own fields will be open until dark. Bonfire sets off at 7:30 pm. Bring instruments to play and enjoy the sunset up in the mowing! All ages are welcome, under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Drug and alcohol free event. Boyd Family Farm, 125 East Dover Road, Wilmington, 802-464-5618,


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

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

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

Blue Hawaiian Beach Party 5 -8 pm Blueberry inspired desserts and 
drinks. Have fun dancing as our DJ spins some tunes!, Sitzmark, 54 East Dover Rd, Wilmington, 802-464-3384

THURSDAY, August 6

All you can eat pizza tasting 6pm-9pm. Pick from our regular list of 8 or more gourmet toppings. Design a pizza, watch us make it, sample your pizza and everyone else's too! All you can eat from as many different pizzas as we make for $9.95 per person, ages 12 and under $6.95. Hand tossed, thin crust, NY style pizzas. Northstar Pizza and Bowl, 179 RT 100, Wilmington, 802-464-5148 


Blueberry Celebration at the Stone Soldier Pottery 10 am – 7 pm 10% off select blue pottery with this Blueberry Passport. 62 Gates Pond Rd, Jacksonville, 802-368-7077  

Jacksonville Village Chalk Walk & Antique Car show.
4pm-8pm  Start at Honora Winery Tasting room for their Blueberry Beer tasting and wind your way through a classic car show and sidewalk chalk art contest past Spoonwood Cabin, the Jacksonville General Store, Stone Soldier Pottery and the Whitingham Farmer's Market at the Municipal Center. Cash prizes for best Blueberry themed chalk drawing. Live music featuring the Jacksonville Blues Band. 3054 RT 100, Jacksonville, 802-368-7500



Readsboro Glass Works Open Studio All day, 20% off blue glass.
6954 Main Street, Readsboro, 802- 423-7706

Blueberry Pancake Breakfast 7 am – 10 am Breakfast to be held at the 
Jacksonville Community Church. 802-368-2205

Charity Auction Benefitting Vermont Continued Education Fund Preview 8 - 10 am, Auction at 10 am Two bedroom house, three story barn, six acres of land and all the contents of the building. 417 Town Hill Rd, Whitingham 802-780-9002

Blue Trap Day 10 am Come shoot Trap and find the “Blue” clay to win a prize. Deerfield Valley Sportsmen's Club, Inc., 641 Fowler Rd, Whitingham 802-368-2908 or 7525 

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

Blue Eye Contest 10:30 am Bring your baby blues (no contacts allowed) all ages encouraged! Shearer Hill Farm Bed and Breakfast 201 RT 112, Jacksonville 464 8092

Blueberry cheddar and wine pairing 11 am – 5 pm Honora Winery Tasting Room Route 112, Jacksonville 802-464-3253 

Spoonwood Cabin Hand Crafted Cheese in Jacksonville Center. 12 noon – 5 pm Come see how it's made and visit our caves. 3090 RT 100, Jacksonville 802-368-2802

Storytime with Pout Pout Fish 4 pm Meet everyone's favorite blue fish -the 
Pout Pout Fish at Bartleby's Books. Come to story time, get your picture taken with Pout Pout Fish and then head over to the block party! Bartleby's Books, 17 West Main St, Wilmington 802-464-5425

Discover Wilmington Village Blueberry Scavenger Hunt 2 – 6 pm How well do you know the village? Create teams of 2-6 people. $2.00 per person entry fee. Cash prizes for the top 3 fastest teams. Last teams to leave the chamber must be signed up by 4:30 pm. Stop by the Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley Chamber of Commerce for full details. 21 West Main Street, Wilmington, 802-464-8092 

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

Blueberry Block Party 5 pm Wilmington at night takes on a smooth blue glow!!! Dance in the streets. 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. Sponsored by the town of Wilmington and Wilmington Works. Rain-or-shine. Bring your bubbles, hula hoops and street art chalk talent!!! FMI 802-464-8092

Blueberry Pie Eating Contest 6 pm 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 and the Southern Vermont Deerfield 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 and cider on tap!21+ must have ID. All growler fills $2 off! 34 West Main Street. 802 464-2252

Otha Day and Drum to the Beat 5 – 6 pm Blueberry Block Party Back by popular demand. There will be 20+drums for all sizes and all ages! Free family fun! Hosted by Pettee Memorial Library, 802 464 8557 

What will you “rake” in at the Vermont Bowl Company 10 am to 6 pm, on 
August 8 & 9 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, 802-464-5296,

Blueberry Splash Rain Date

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