Southern Vermont's Deerfield Valley

Vermont Blueberry Festival

July 29th - August 7th, 2022

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2022 EVENTS!
Friday July 29, 2022

 

Opening Ceremonies of the 13th Annual Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival, Jacksonville Blueberry Festival Music & Market Event 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm  Visit the Town of Whitingham featuring the Jacksonville Blues Band! Blueberries, Books, Barbecues, Live Auction, Wellness Products, and a Farm Market! Come shop, eat, bring a chair, and enjoy the show!

Sprague & Sons Sugar House, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 10% Off any purchase including ice cream if you are wearing a Blue Tee-Shirt! Visit this working Sugarhouse in the heart of Southern VT. Offering our new Maple soft-serve ice cream and Sugar-on-Snow along with tours and tastings. 1631 Route 100 South, Jacksonville (802) 368-2776  maple-lady@outlook.com

Jacksonville Country Store: The original Store Porch still welcomes you!  Little City Cider Co. will be on site to introduce you to their amazing products made right in Bennington in Southern Vermont!!! Limited Samples per person Age 21 and older. BBQ and Picnic items will be available during the evening. Come in and check out all the upgrades! 3054 VT RT. 100, Jacksonville, VT. 05342

The Whitingham Free Public Library 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm  Will feature a mini book sale and children's activities and is hosting a local Massachusetts author and photographer, Christy Butler, who will be present with his new book, Berkshire Destinations! They also have arranged for The Southern Vermont
Natural History Museum to be on site with owls, hawks, turtles, snakes and more! Whitingham Municipal Center, Village of Jacksonville, VT. www.TownofWhitingham-VT.org  (802) 368-7506

“Field of Blue.” 9:00 am - 5:00 pm  Join us at the Boyd Family Farm to celebrate blueberry season. Pick-Your-Own fields are open daily. Walk through the “Blue Gates” all 10 days of the festival! Boyd Family Farm, 125 East Dover Rd., Wilmington  (802) 464-5618

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Saturday July 30, 2022

Snow Mountain Market Customer Appreciation Day 8:00 am – 2:00 pm  Stop in and show us your “Deerfield Valley Blueberry Passport” for a small coffee on us! Kid friendly items available for the Teddy Bear Picnic! We are growing due to your patronage, and we would be “blue” without you!

323 Rt 100 West Dover.  (802) 464-9666

Blueberry flavors at Coffee Barn Café  Taste the artisan style coffee beverages found at this popular café. Bagels, bacon, omelets, salads, sandwiches, fruit smoothies and more. Open daily from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm. 321 Rt. 100, West Dover.  (802) 464-2848


Teddy Bear Picnic with Bill Shontz!  Bring a Teddy Bear & a Family Picnic, dress in blue or just bring your best singing voice! 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Coffee Barn Café 321 Route 100, West Dover, Vt. (802) 464-8092.

Touch a Truck 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm  Fun for Kids of all ages. Stop and see the wide selection of motorized vehicles, construction equipment, and all things that “GO VROOM”! An adult must accompany children. Special BLUE story time with a guest reader from the Dover Police – Thank our host Ski Home Realty, the vehicle owners! 125 Vermont Rt. 100 N, West Dover, VT. 05356

11th Annual Blueberry Festival Craft Fair 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm  Live music and many Artisans displaying many VT Made products. 171 RT. 100, West Dover, VT.

Blue Eye Contest 4:00 pm  Bring your baby blues (no contacts allowed) all ages encouraged! Sponsored by the Town of Dover! Contest will be on the lawn at 171 RT. 100, West Dover, VT.

Nimble Arts Circus Acts share their aerial rig and silk performances, acrobatics, and juggling skills. This is a wonderful breath-taking show for all families and kids at heart! Learn to Juggle 4:00 - 4:30 pm and 7:30 - 8:00 pm. Then there will be 3 Nimble Art shows at 5:00 - 5:30 pm, 6:00 - 6:30 pm, and 7:00 - 7:30 pm. 2 Country Club Road Dover, VT. Overflow Parking next door at Dover Forge and One
More Time. Hosted by The Town of Dover.

35th Annual Timeline Event 10:00 am – 5:00 pm  See a walk-through history on the Dover Forge lawn: see an encampment of reenactors from Ancient Times to today. Walk-through displays and demonstrations of weapons, gear, and all manner of historical and nostalgic items. See, feel, and smell the past come alive. Living History Association at www.LivingHistoryASSN.org

The Valley View Saloon  Kick back and relax in our new “Riverside Dining Area” Open for lunch! Check out our menu and blueberry inspired cocktails! Then “The Erica Reynolds Band” will be playing from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm. The Valley View Saloon is located in the Mount Snow Marketplace, 131 Rt. 100 West Dover  (802) 464-9422

West Dover Inn & 1846 Tavern will be hosting blueberry infused specials!  Come in and experience the taste of a blueberry infused cocktail and check out our blueberry inspired menu items. Jim Flynn sings the Blues and live music all weekend. 108 VT. 100 West Dover, VT. 05356  (802) 463-5207 WestDoverInn.com

Dover Bar and Grill AKA DBaG  Open 7 days a week from 4:00 pm until Midnight (Kitchen closes at 11:00 pm) we will have Blueberry themed cocktails, Blueberry empanadas along with our famous Philly cheesesteaks, Smash Burgers and Tacos. We have a spacious backyard with picnic tables, fire pitand we are pet friendly outdoors.21 plus inside, air hockey table, pool table, juke box, and a dartboard. 319 VT Route 100 West Dover  (802) 464-2689

The Last Chair has LIVE MUSIC from 5:00 - 9:00 pm This charming, rustic New England style building has a rich history of being the gathering place for locals and visitors alike. Whether you are stopping by to indulge in one of our tender aged steaks, delicious pastas, unique pizzas, huge burgers, locally brewed drafts, or specialty cocktails, we are happy you've decided to join us! Don't miss our Kid's Zone arcade. It's a great place for the children (and grownups too) to have fun! 267 Vermont Rt. 100, Dover, VT. 05356  (802) 464-1133

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Sunday July 31, 2022

Rotary Pancake Breakfast Celebrate the Blueberry Festival with a hearty blueberry pancake breakfast, hosted by the Rotary of the Deerfield Valley  Enjoy pancakes, sausage, bacon, coffee, and juice as we enjoy this year’s festival. Join us Sunday, July 31st from 8:30-11:00 at Twin Valley Elementary, 360 Route 100 North in Wilmington.  Suggested donations: adults $10.00, kids under 12 year of age $5.00.

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, boydfarm@sover.net. Follow us on Facebook year-round.

Blueberry Boat Extravaganza! 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  Decorate your boat blue, there should be a lot of splashin' goin' on!!! Enjoy the music that will be at Wards Cove and at the end of Fairview Avenue boat landing on Lake Whitingham in Wilmington. Chamber of Commerce! FMI (802) 464-8092.  RAIN DATE AUG. 7, 2022. 

“Blueberry Splash” 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at Lake Whitingham  Listen to floating musical groups. Pack a picnic lunch and bring the family. Music will be at Wards Cove, at the end of Fairview Avenue boat landing, and other areas on Lake Whitingham in Wilmington. Bring your family, kayaks, canoes, and your floaties… create the Blueberry Lake Float Brigade. For more information call (802) 464-8092. RAIN DATE AUG. 7, 2022.

Monday August 1, 2022

Wilmington Public Safety Facility Building 9:30 am – 10:30 am  Open House to meet our local heroes and tour the new fire and police station. 40 Beaver St. Wilmington, VT! Be sure to walk up Beaver Street and look at the new public art display created by Elise and Payne Junker as well!!!

Blueberry Week StoryWalk® 10:30 am at Molly Stark State Park - FREE - Our Story Time moves outdoors for the summer!  Explore Molly Stark State Park ”Libraries Rock”! Bring the whole family and a picnic lunch for after the program. Hosted by Pettee Memorial Library. Wilmington 802-464-8557
705 VT-9, Wilmington, VT. 05363

Tuesday August 2, 2022

Learn the Art of Paint Pour with Romona Gagne 5:00 pm, three techniques will be taught. Using these techniques, you will make two canvasses and a tile coaster. Please bring a jar to mix your paints. All other materials will be provided. Recommended for ages 12 through adult. Registration Required Call the Library (802) 464-8557. Hosted by Pettee Memorial Library. Wilmington 705 VT-9, Wilmington, VT. 05363

 

Blueberry Pajama Party & Story Time 7:00 - 7:30 pm Wear your PJ’s! Great for ages under 8! Storytime in the field! Entry is Free! The "Pick-Your-Own" fields will be open until dark - regular market prices for PYO. 125 East Dover Road, Wilmington. (802) 464-5618 Check us out at www.BoydFamilyFarm.com and like us on Facebook!

 

Windham County Natural Resources Conservation District We will be giving away free ice cream at the Boyd Family Farm between 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm  We are able to do this with help from the Vermont Community Foundation who puts building and nurturing communities front and center. The function of the Conservation District is to focus and coordinate available technical, financial, and educational resources to meet the needs of Windham County land users. Districts encourage volunteer cooperation of landowners and the public through information and education. We also inform local, state, and federal elected officials about the implication of on-the-ground conservation issues that they address. Learn more at WindhamCountyNRCD.org

 

Fire on the Mountain 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm  Join the Boyd Family for a mini-jam fest around the bonfire. Bring a lawn chair, your instruments, and voices! 125 East Dover Rd Wilmington, VT. boydfarm@sover.net  (802) 464-5618

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Wednesday August 3, 2022

Walk up Beaver Street and look at the new public art display created by Elise and Payne Junker!!! www.PayneJunkerStudio.net/recent-projects.html The Wilmington Works committee took on the challenge to create a public art project on The Richards Group cement wall on Beaver Street! Must be seen to be believed! Park in the lower parking lot of the Community Center 1 School Street Wilmington, VT.

River Bend Farm Market open 10:00 am - 6:00 pm daily.  Put on your best blueberry face and get a photo with our blueberry board! Upload to our Instagram or Facebook page @riverbendfarmmarket for a chance to win a blueberry themed basket! 136 VT Rt 100 North Wilmington (802) 464-1562 riverbendfarmmarket@gmail.com

Thursday August 4, 2022

Family Fun Frenzy from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Substance Free Family Event at Old School Community Center, 1 School Street, Wilmington.  FREE late afternoon full of fun games, an inflatable obstacle course, lawn games, and a yummy treat!  Bring a picnic for your family. You may even need a bathing suit and towel in case a fire hose shows up!!  Sponsored by the Deerfield Valley Community Partnership. Old School Community Center, 1 School Street, Wilmington.

Friday August 5, 2022

Beat the Blues at the Vermont Bowl Company August 5, 6, and 7, 2022, 10 am to 6 pm get a free jar of blueberry jam and a surprise gift with your purchase of $50 or more. Open every day. Located just 3/4 of a mile west of the traffic light in downtown Wilmington. 111 West Main St. Wilmington, VT.  (802) 464-5296   www.VermontBowl.com

Pettee Memorial Library  Join Us to watch “Deep Blue” one of our movies on the lawn series– Bring your chair, blanket, pillows or sleeping bag starting at Dusk at 16 South Main Street, Wilmington, VT. 05363   (802) 464-8557   petteelibrary@yahoo.com    PetteeLibrary.org  

Twice Blessed will be offering shoppers an opportunity to win a $25.00 gift certificate! Two will be pulled Friday and two will be pulled Saturday . Come join in the fun of this unusual thrift store while helping his Community 716 Route 100 North Dover, VT

Saturday August 6, 2022

August 6 & 7, 2022 The Friends of Pettee Memorial Library will host their annual Book Sale on the library lawn!  Shop for books, movies, and audio books at great prices!  The sale starts Saturday at 10:00 am and goes to 8:00 pm! On Sunday join us between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.  Pettee Memorial Library 16 South Main Street, Wilmington, VT. 05363   (802) 464-8557   petteelibrary@yahoo.com


Beat the Blues at the Vermont Bowl Company August 5, 6, and 7, 2022, 10 am to 6 pm get a free jar of blueberry jam and a surprise gift with your purchase of $50 or more. Open every day. Located just 3/4 of a mile west of the traffic light in downtown Wilmington. 111 West Main St. Wilmington, VT.  (802) 464-5296   www.VermontBowl.com

Feel the Blues at the Jim McGrath Studio Open House from 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm. 10% off all paintings during the whole festival except for miniatures, note cards and prints. Open 10:00 am - 5:00 pm closed Wednesdays. 22 West Main Street, Wilmington.   (802) 380-6821   www.JimMcGrathGallery.com

Do not miss Ratu's Liquor & Market during the block party!  We will be sampling a delicious blueberry flavored craft beer on tap! All growler fills $2 off! Show us this passport and get 10% off clothing and shoes. 34 West Main Street.  ratuvt@gmail.com  (802) 464-2252


Blueberry Block Party 5:00 pm Wilmington at night takes on a smooth blue glow!!! Live Music, Dance in the streets. Make sure your belly is empty for the Pie Eating Contest and there are over 14 venders sure to beat the blues! Bring your street chalk talents with you!!! Check out all the Downtown events and look for all the open businesses. Sponsored by the Town of Wilmington and Wilmington Works. Rain-or-shine. visit www.WilmingtonWorksVT.com/event-guide. Rain location will be announced.


Meet Pete the Cat hosted by Bartleby’s Books - everybody’s favorite blue cat! Pete will be strolling from Bartleby’s Books to the Blueberry Block Party at 5:00 pm on Saturday, August 6th. Come take a picture with Pete! 17 West Main St., Wilmington. Fore more info call Bartleby’s Books at (802) 464-5425, or check us out online at MyVermontBookstore.com.  

Twice Blessed will be offering shoppers an opportunity to win a $25.00 gift certificate! Two will be pulled Friday 8/5 and two will be pulled Saturday 8/6 . Come join in the fun of this unusual thrift store while helping his Community 716 Route 100 North Dover, VT

Sunday August 7, 2022

The Annual Book Sale Continues! 10:00 am - 2:00 pm  Visit Pettee Library for the Friends of the Library annual book sale. 16 South Main Street - Wilmington, VT. 05363  (802) 464-8557  petteelibrary@yahoo.com   PetteeLibrary.org

 

Beat the Blues at the Vermont Bowl Company August 5, 6, and 7, 2022, 10 am to 6 pm get a free jar of blueberry jam and a surprise gift with your purchase of $50 or more. Open every day. Located just 3/4 of a mile west of the traffic light in downtown Wilmington. 111 West Main St. Wilmington, VT.  (802) 464-5296   www.VermontBowl.com

 
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