9th Annual Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival July 29- August 7, 2016
Berries, parades, block parties, music, food and tarp displays; if it's blue, it's Dover, Jacksonville, Marlboro, Readsboro, Whitingham and Wilmington. Visitors to the Valley will find children's activities, family fun, blueberry themed specials in the local eateries, blue music events, blueberry bake sales, and blue beer happening in Southern Vermont's Mount Snow area towns of there will be many events over this 10 day festival. It's fun, it's silly and something everyone can take part in.
Friday, July 29, Drive-up 8 am-5 pm, lobby 9 am-5 pm. Customer Appreciation Day at People’s United Bank. Stop by for facts and flyers. People’s Untied Bank prides themselves on the care they give their communities. 29 E. Main St, Wilmington, 802 464 3321
July 29, Opening Ceremonies of the 9th Annual Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival. 5:30 –7:30 pm. Gallons of Blueberry Jell-O to slide on, swim in, and play in. Outdoor food concessions. Location to be announced! Call Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley Chamber of Commerce 802 464 8092 www.VermontBlueberry.com or www.Visitvermont.com. Raindate July 30.
July 29, “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,
Saturday, July 30, Blueberry Pancake Breakfast. 8 to 11 am. Sponsored by the Deerfield Valley Rotary. Blueberry pancake breakfast with VT maple syrup and breakfast meats. At the Matterhorn West Dover VT. Donations required. 802-464-8092
The 30th Annual Time Line Event., July 31, 10 am – 5 pm & August 1, 10 am - 2:30 pm. Walk-through re-enactor camps from 3rd Century Rome to modern day on Route 100 at the Dover Forge in West Dover. Admission is $5. Call the Living History Association, 802-368-7913 or visit www.livinghistoryassn.org.
July 30, 9th 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 a craft fair, BBQ, contest for blue-inspired spectators, demonstrations, music, bouncy houses, vintage cars, and after parade festivities. FMI 802-464-8092 or vermontblueberry.com
July 30, 9 am – 4 pm. 6th Annual Blueberry Festival Craft Fair. Wide variety of arts, crafters and homemade yummies from Layla’s Riverside, 145 VT 100, West Dover, VT and north along the Valley Trail.
July 30, 11 am – 2 pm. 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 entertainment. Meet and meet some of our native wildlife from Southern Vermont Natural History Museum, pet a farm animal from Adams petting Farm and check out the bouncy house. By Layla’s Riverside RT 100, West Dover
Sunday, July 31, 9:30am – 12pm: Hike to the top of Haystack with Jake White, “Mr. Haystack” Water bottles and proper shoes required. Meet at the trailhead! FMI contact the Chamber 802–464-8092
July 31, 1 – 6 pm: Blueberry Splash. “Blueberry Splash” at Lake Whitingham. Listen to floating musical groups. Decorate your boat blue, and at 2 pm meet at High County Marina for the parade of boats line-up! End of Fairview Avenue, Wilmington, VT.
Monday, August 1, 10:30 am. Blueberry StoryWalkB. Presented by the Pettee Memorial Library. Molly Stark State Park. Join us for a StoryWalkB. around the park and a Blueberry snack!
Tuesday, August 2, 7:00 - 7:30 pm. Blueberry Pajama Party & Story Time. Wear your PJ’s. Great for ages under 8! Storytime in the field! Entry is Free! The pick-your-own blueberry fields will be open until dark. Regular market prices for PYO. 125 East Dover Road, Wilmington. 802- 464-5618 Like us on Facebook -
Pettee Memorial Library: August 2, 7pm. The Vermont Civil War Songbook.
Singer and researcher Linda Radtke, dressed in period costume and joined by pianist Arthur Zorn, shares songs popular in Vermont during the Civil War as well as letters from Vermonters from the era. From sentimental songs about the girl back home to satirical ballads, Ms. Radtke traces the evolution of tone in Vermont popular song, from patriotic to elegiac as the war continues. The sheet music collection from the Vermont Historical Society is brought to life in this presentation. Memorial Hall, 14 W. Main St. Wilmington.
Wednesday, August 3, Tie Dye Party – Tie Dye Your Blueberry Shirt 11am – 3 pm. Buy a Blueberry Shirt at the Chamber of Commerce or the Boyd Family Farm and come learn the art of tie dying! 125 East Dover
August 3, 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). 802-464-8092
Thursday, August 4, All You Can Eat Pizza Buffet, 6 – 9 pm. Design a pizza, watch us make it, sample yours and everyone else’s. Still hungry? Order more ‘til you are full. Only $9.95 per person (Ages 8 and under $5.95.) Hand tossed, thin crust, NY style Pizzas, North Star Pizza, 179 VT RTE 100 N., Wilmington, 802 464 5148
Friday, August 5, Jacksonville Village Chalk Walk & Antique Car Show 4-8 pm. Start at Honora Winery Tasting room for their Blueberry Beer tasting and wind your way through a classic car show and sidewalk chalk at 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 Jacksonville, VT 802 257 0796
August 5: Jacksonville Community Church Spaghetti Dinner 5-7pm. Spaghetti Supper with Homemade Sauce, Salad, Rolls and Homemade Blueberry Crisp with Ice Cream. $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for children under 5.
August 5: Blue Eye Contest 7pm. Bring your baby blues (no contacts allowed) all ages encouraged! Shearer Hill Farm Bed and Breakfast 201 RT 112, Jacksonville 3054 RT 100, Jacksonville, 802-368-7500
Saturday, August 6: Blueberry Bash 12pm to 5pm. Mount Snow Resort. Join us for our Blueberry Fest celebration at the base of Mount Snow featuring BBQ, beer, free live music, some of your favorite backyard games, and a blueberry eating contest with some incredible prizes. Entry is free for all ages. For more information, go to www.mountsnow.com/blueberry. 39 Mount Snow Road, West Dover, VT 05356
August 5: "Blue Trap Day, at Deerfield Valley Sportsman's Club 10 am - Noon. Come shoot Trap and 5 Stand at DVSC. Break a blue clay and win a prize! Deerfield Valley Sportsman's Club Inc. 641 Fowler Road, Whitingham, 802-368-2908, 802-368-7208
August 6: 11 am - 1 pm. “Country Roads” Ride & Rally for Antique & Specialty Cars & all Motorcycles - Will be Route Sheeted; Cars go one way, Motorcycles go the other. Blueberry Treats after your Ride -Suggested Donation $20.00 per vehicle To Benefit West Dover Congregational Church and Deerfield Valley Rescue 464 2042 for additional information meet at 104 Route 100 West Dover, VT.
August 6: Blueberry Bash at Mt. Snow, 12:00 - 5:00 pm. Join us for our Blueberry Fest celebration at the base of Mount Snow featuring BBQ, beer, free live music, some of your favorite backyard games, and a blueberry eating contest with some incredible prizes. Entry is free for all ages. For more information, go to www.mountsnow.com/blueberry Mount Snow, 39 Mount Snow Road, West Dover, VT 05356
August 6: Honora Winery 1 – 6 pm. On Sat. Aug. 6th we are having a "Smok’n Ass BBQ" at the vineyard from 1pm - 6pm. We will have some blueberry features there - blueberry cocktails, blueberry foods.
August 6: 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
August 6: 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.
August 6: Farm to Table BBQ & Bonfire Wagon Ride @ 5:30pm: Climb aboard a wagon pulled by an antique John Deere tractor for a ride around the perimeter of the property. Stop to explore the bear caves in the rock ledges of our hillside, and then back aboard the wagon to continue on to the log cabin in the woods for a farm to table BBQ. Following the BBQ head back down to the farm yard for a bonfire and s’mores. B.Y.O.G Bring Your Own Ghost Stories! Reservations required. 15 Higley Hill Rd, Wilmington, VT 05363 802-464-3762 www.adamsfamilyfarm.com.
Sunday, August 7: 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, email@example.com. Follow us on Facebook year round.
Adams Farm Beat the Blues by visiting our friendly farm animals! Wear a blue shirt and get $1 off your admission! 15 Higley Hill Rd, Wilmington, VT 05363 802-464-3762 www.adamsfamilyfarm.com
Bartleby's Books Join Bartleby's Books for a story time with Pete the Cat at 4:30pm on Saturday, August 6th. Take your picture with the grooviest blue cat around, Pete the Cat, stay for a fun story time, and then stroll over to the block party.
17 West Main Street, Wilmington, VT 05363 802-464-5425
Hairaphernalia, A Full Service Salon: 20% off a single service or retail product from July 29 to August 6. Closed Sundays and Mondays. 127 VT-100, West Dover, VT 05356 802-464-6244
Chapman’s Antiques: 25% off anything blue during the Blueberry Festival. 38 New England Power Rd., Wilmington 802 464 8344
Ratu’s Liquor: Do you want me to write up a blurb, or just tell you what we're doing? It'll be a tasting for the blueberry block party. We'll be tasting a blueberry cider, a blueberry beer and a blueberry soda :) If we can get organized with a rep, we'll taste a blueberry liquor, too! Jennifer Betit-Engel, MA MHC (802) 275-8372
25% off Naturespa Light-Hearted Body Treatment Neroli is nature's own anti- depressant and a precious skin rejuvenation. Soften skin and lift spirits with a sweet sugar body polish and neroli butter massage. 89 GrandSummit Way, West
Twice Blessed Community Thrift Shop: Free Blueberry Lemonade, Free Raffle for Gift Certificate. 45 Rte 100N W. Dover.
Timber Creek Rentals: Are your out of town guests feeling blue? Have them stay with us! Contact Timber Creek Rentals for our Summer Specials, 802-464-1222.
Ugly Duckling Yarn 10:30 am – 12 pm. 20% off of all blue yarns. Join us for a blueberry-themed craft. Check out our blueberry dyeing demonstration. 114 RT 100, West Dover 802-464-6300
Roadhouse: 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. (802) 464-5017
Readsboro Glassworks Summer Open Studio and Blueberry Festival Sale: Readsboro Glassworks will hold a summer open studio and sale July 29 from 12pm-5pm, and July 30-31 from 10am-5pm. In celebration of the Blueberry Festival and all things blue, there will be a sale on blue glass. Stop in to see Mary and Bill’s beautiful hand blown glass, watch the glassblowing demonstrations throughout the weekend and enjoy some homemade blueberry cake and ice cold lemonade. 6954 Main Street, (RT 100,) Readsboro, VT www.maryangusglass.com
North Star Bowl and Miniature Golf: Blue Pin Bowling. Bring your friends and hit the lanes. A blue pin strike earns $25.00. Two will get you $50.00. Excludes any other offers or coupons please. North Star Bowl, 179 Vt. Rte 100 N., Wilmington. 802 464 5148.
Blueberry Sundae’s at North Star Pizza. Blueberry sundae’s 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, 179 Vt. Rte. 100 N., Wilmington, 802 4664 5148.
Honora Winery/J’Ville Brewery: Stop by our tasting room at 201 VT Rte 1112, Jacksonville Wed – Sun, 11 – 7pm. We will have J’ville blueberry beer and blueberry cheese featured items during the entire festival. Also check out our events listed for the 5th and 6th.
What will you “rake” in at the Vermont Bowl Company 10 am to 6 pm, on August 6 & 7 with your purchase of $50 or more get a free jar of blueberry jam and a surprise gift. Open every day. 111 West Main Street, Wilmington, just 3/4 of a mile west of the traffic light in downtown Wilmington, 802-464-5296, www.vermontbowl.com
Eco-tique ' VT Made Green Gifts.' 20% off - VT Made Ceramic Berry Bowls in assorted colors and glazes; 112 Route 100 (in the historic district) West Dover, VT 05356