Southern Vermont's Deerfield Valley
Vermont Blueberry Festival
July 28th - August 6th, 2023
2023 FESTIVAL EVENTS!
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Friday July 28, 2023
Opening Ceremonies of the 15th 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!
The Whitingham Free Public Library 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm The Library is hosting a mini book sale, face painting, children's activities and a live animal show including owls, hawks, turtles, snakes and more with Southern Vermont Natural History Museum. Whitingham Municipal Center, Village of Jacksonville, VT. www.TownofWhitingham-VT.org (802) 368-7506
Farmhouse Market We're giving out free bite-size blueberry pies from Saxy Chef -- while supplies last! Stop by and have your photo taken as a blueberry -- share it on our Facebook page @farmhouse05363 for a chance to win a blueberry-themed gift basked! 136 Vermont Rte 100 North, Wilmington (802)-464-1562, firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday July 29, 2023
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
Blueberry Festival Parade 10:00 am to 11:00 am featuring local floats and marching bands. (Be seated along the parade route by 9:45) The Parade will run from the Dover Town Offices to American Flatbread. Join us for after parade festivities, craft fair, we will be looking for blue-inspired spectators, activities, music, restaurant crawl, 802-464-8092
Teddy Bear Picnic with Bill Shontz! Bring a Teddy Bear & 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 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Fun for Kids of all ages. Stop and see the wide selection of motorized vehicles, construction equipment, and all things that “GO VROOM”! Adults must accompany children. We hope to have unique vehicles for the children to explore! Vermont Route 100 N, West Dover.
Sugar Maple Inn 1:00 pm - 4:00 Visit the bouncy houses on the side lawn next to the Valley Trail. Enjoy cotton candy and bubbles too! 145 Vermont Route 100 N, Dover, VT
13th Annual Blueberry Festival Craft Fair 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm Live music and Artisans displaying many VT Made products. 171 Route 100 N, 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 Route 100 N, 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 6:00 - 6:30 pm. Then there will be 2 Nimble Art shows at 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm. 2 Country Club Road Dover, VT. Overflow Parking next door at American Flatbread. Hosted by The Town of Dover.
36th Annual Timeline Event 11:00 am – 4:00 pm See a walk-through history on the American Flatbread lawn: see an encampment of re-enactors 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
Trail 87 A new restaurant located near Mount Snow. Our Executive Chef creates a unique top-notch dining experience, offering an innovative menu of comfort food in a friendly and fun atmosphere with live music. Whether you’re looking for a sweet treat, a refreshing cocktail or a satisfying blueberry filled entree we’ve got it all. All menu items are locally sourced. Blueberry Festival specials include: St Louis Style Ribs with a Blueberry BBQ Sauce, Bacon Collard Greens, Smoked Potato Salad, Texas Toast, House Pickles, Blueberry Pop Tarts with a Blueberry Frosting, Housemade Blueberry Lemonade, Woodchuck Blueberry Cider, Madison Brewing Company Blueberry Wheat Ale, Blueberry Mint Julep Cocktail. Open Friday & Saturday from 12 pm to 10 pm, Sunday from 12 pm to 8 pm and Monday and Tuesday fro 4 pm to 8 pm. Trail87.com (802) 464-2422, 271 Vermont Route 100 N, West Dover, VT
Blueberry Specials at Betsey’s Dots of Dover - Blueberry Lemonade Vodka Specials, a blueberry barbeque with blueberry salsa, and blueberry baked French toast! 2 Mountain Park Plaza, West Dover, 802-464-6476. Live Music!!!
Snow Republic Brewery -Blueberry themed chicken sandwich and burger as well as a special blueberry lemonade sour on tap! “Live Music” Open 7 days a week 12:00 On! 33 Route 100 N, West Dover , VT 05363
Deerfield Bar and Bottle is located at 131 Vermont Route 100 N, West Dover, VT 05356. A bar and bottle shop that offers an inviting ambiance, delicious wine and food pairings and live music. The owners have tastefully designed the shop and have thought of every detail, bringing a deep knowledge of wines, both old and new world, as well as other appellations. (802) 464-3336
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 paired with live music. The Valley View Saloon is located in the Mount Snow Marketplace, 131 Rt. 100 West Dover (802) 464-9422
West Dover Inn & 1846 Tavern Hosting blueberry-infused specials. Experience the taste of a blueberry-infused cocktail and check out our blueberry-inspired menu items. Live music all weekend. 108 Route 100 N, West Dover, 802-463-5207 westdoverinn.com
Dover Bar and Grill AKA DBaG Live music by Allegra Larson at 7pm Rain or shine. (Sat. 7/29 we are Open 12: - Midnight). Special menu items include: Blueberry Chicken Tacos, Blueberry Tres Leches, and Blueberry White chocolate Mudslides, along with other blueberry themed cocktails, blueberry expands and our famous Philly Cheesesteaks and smash burgers. Follow us on Instagram @thedoverbarandgrill. Open 7 days a week, 4 pm till 12 am. A backyard with picnic tables & fire pit. Pet friendly outdoors. 21+ inside, air hockey table, pool table, jukebox, and a dartboard. 802-464-2689, 319 VT Route 100, West Dover.
Sunday July 30, 2023
Rotary Pancake Breakfast Celebrate the Blueberry Festival with a hearty blueberry pancake breakfast, hosted by the Rotary of the Deerfield Valley Enjoy pancakes, bacon, coffee, and juice as we enjoy this year’s festival. Join us Sunday, July 30st 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, email@example.com. Follow us on Facebook year-round.
“Blueberry Splash,” 10:30 am – 2 pm - at Lake Whitingham Listen to floating musical groups. Pack a picnic lunch and bring the family Enjoy music by “Hazelnuts”, “Jill Sachs” and ”Green Mountain Ridge Runners” on Lake Whitingham in Wilmington, Tune in to Peaks 100.7 and touch base with the Chamber of Commerce! FMI 802-464-8092 or VermontBlueberryFestival.com 464- 8092 Bring your family, kayaks, canoes and your floaties…create the Blueberry Lake Float Brigade. Hosted by the Town of Wilmington. RAIN DATE AUG. 6 th , 2022.
Blueberry Boat Extravaganza 1pm Line up- Decorate your boat blue, there should be a lot of splashin’ goin’ on! 1st,2nd, and 3rd prizes!!! Bring your family boats, kayaks, canoes andyour floaties…create the Blueberry Lake Float Brigade! Hosted by the Town of Wilmington. RAIN DATE AUG. 6 , 2022. Enjoy music by “Hazelnuts”, “Jill Sachs” and ”Green Mountain Ridge Runners,” on Lake Whitingham in Wilmington, Tune in to Peaks 100.7 and touch base with the Chamber of Commerce FMI 802-464-8092 or vermontblueberry.com Rain Date, August 6.
Monday July 31, 2023
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 1, 2023
Blueberry Pajama Party & Story Time, 7 - 7:30 pm -Weather Permitting Call if in doubt 802- 464-5618!!! Wear your PJs. Great for ages under 8. Storytime in the field. Entry is free. Pick-your-own fields will be open until dark - regular market prices for PYO. 125 East Dover Road, Wilmington. Like us on Facebook @boydfamilyfarm - www.boydfamilyfarm.com
Wednesday August 2, 2023
Laugh til You're Blue Adult Comedy Show at the Carinthia Base Lodge at Mount Snow. Carinthia Base Lodge 6pm – 10pm. Laugh till you’re blue! Join Comedian Dave Reilly & Friends. Ticket Prices include appetizers and access to the snow. There will be a cash bar. Proceeds to benefit local businesses impacted by the recent floods. Pre-buy tickets at here or at visitvermont.com. Limited tickets available. Mount Snow 1 Carinthia Road, West Dover, VT
Thursday August 3, 2023
Pettee Library Starting at 5:00
Let's Try It Together! DIY Beeswax Wraps, an eco-friendly alternative to plastic wrap. Been wanting to try that new Pinterest DIY? Us, too!! We'll provide the supplies and instructions, you bring your crafting skills. Register ahead of time to ensure we have enough supplies for everyone! Call 802-464-8557 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More info at petteelibrary.org
Family Fun Frenzy, 5-7 pm. - Substance Free Family Event at Old School Community Center, 1 School Street, Wilmington. FREE. A 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.
Friday August 4, 2023
Beat the Blues at the Vermont Bowl Company, August 4, 5 and 6, 10 am - 6 pm- 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,www.vermontbowl.com, 111 West Main St., Wilmington, VT
200 Gallons of Blueberry Jell-O Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival 5:30 –7:30 pm 200 Gallons of Blueberry Jell-O to slide on, swim in, play in. Twin Valley Elementary School! Donations Accepted. 802-464-8092, VermontBlueberry.com This year's activities are sponsored by The Deerfield Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Saturday August 5, 2023
Annual Book Sale August 5 & 6 , 10 am - 8 pm Sat. and 10 am - 2 pm Sun - Book Sale on the library lawn. Shop for books, movies, and audiobooks at great prices. Pettee Memorial Library, 16 South Main Street, Wilmington, 802-464-8557, email@example.com
Blueberry Block Party, 5 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 many 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 wilmingtonworksvt.com/blueberry-block-paint. Rain location will be announced.
Feel the Blues at the Jim McGrath Studio, 3 - 8 pm - 10% off all paintings during the whole festival except for miniatures, note cards and prints. Open 10 am - 5 pm, closed Wednesdays. 22 West Main Street, Wilmington, 802-380-6821
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. Check out Ratu’s dispensary for in house specials! 34 West Main Street. firstname.lastname@example.org. 802 464-2252
Valley Craft Ale – Host of the Blueberry Block “AFTER” Party and we will be serving Blueberry gelato all week of the festival !!! We also Feature Fine Tasting Beers Made Right in Our Brewery. Come Have a Pint! Great-Tasting Beers and Food Served in a Relaxing and Cozy Atmosphere. Visit our Restaurant and Deck! 18N Route 100, Wilmington, VT 05363
Sunday August 6, 2023
Annual Book Sale Continues! 12- 4 pm -Visit Pettee Library for the Friends of the Library annual book sale. 16 South Main Street, Wilmington, 802- 464-8557, email@example.com