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

More Events to Come!


     FRIDAY, JULY 31

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 – – 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.

Opening Ceremonies of the 8th 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, August 1

7th 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 or

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.

The 29th 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

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

SUNDAY, August 2

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,

“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.  (802 464 8092).

MONDAY, August 3

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, August 4

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

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


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, August 6

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 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. 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.


Blue Trap Day at the Deerfield Valley Sportsmen's Club, Inc., 10am Come visit our facilities and check out our web page at, 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)

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

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

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.


Blueberry Block Party
Sponsored by Wilmington Works, The Town of Wilmington, and the Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley Chamber of Commerce!

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