Blueberry Festival
Visit Vermont's official Blueberry Festival: July 29th - August 7th, 2016

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

Berries, Vintage Cars, Music, and Food. If it’s blue, it’s probably happening in the Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley area towns of Wilmington, Whitingham and Dover in late July and early August.
  The Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival is the culmination of a community effort coordinated by Janet Boyd from Boyd Family Farm in Wilmington and the Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley  Chamber of Commerce in which dozens of businesses, organizations and individuals have created blueberry or blue themed events happening the first ten days of August. “It’s fun, it’s silly, and something everyone can take part in,” Boyd says of the event. 
Visitors to the Valley will find a Big Blue Parade, a Blue Street Fair, children's activities, jam making, blueberry themed specials in the local eateries, blue music events, a blue car auto show, blueberry bake sales, blue beer,  as well as pick your own blueberry opportunities. Don’t miss Boyd Farm's “Fields of Blue” public art display.  Inspired by Christo and Jean-Claude’s Central Park orange canvas display “The Gates”; Vermont farmers Janet and Buck Boyd’s display of blue tarps in their fields will have you chuckling.

A lovely note from a Blueberry Festival Attendee

August 12, 2016



We came up to Wilmington from Greenfield on Saturday for the Festival. I brought my 92 year old mother.


There was a NICE variety and we enjoyed it. And it was a nice family environment and we like watching the young kids.


A stranger came up to my mom and handed her some brownies she had just purchased, something like, “I’m glad to see you are here, let me buy you dessert.”


That Nice gesture capped our day!


Thank you, Nesi Jonas

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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.

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

Photos courtesy of Therese Lounsbury
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