Southern Vermont's Deerfield Valley

Vermont Blueberry Festival

July 30th - August 8th, 2021

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EVENTS!
Friday July 30, 2021

 

Opening Ceremonies of the 12th Annual Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival Friday July 30th 4pm - 7pm Featuring the Jacksonville Blues Band, local vendors with native blueberries, beef, eggs, baked goods, ice cream, lemonade, & crafts.
Jacksonville Church is sponsoring a spaghetti dinner with blueberry crumble. Come shop, eat, bring a chair and enjoy the show!  Junction of Rt 100 South & Rt. 112, VT

 

The Jacksonville Community Church will be holding a Spaghetti Supper on from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Municipal Center in Jacksonville. The menu will include spaghetti with homemade sauce, salad, rolls, and homemade blueberry dessert. The Municipal Center is located on Rt. 112 (across from the Post Office) in Jacksonville, Vermont.  The donation for the meal will be $12.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 5 years to 12 years and free to children under 5. Reservations required for seating or take-out by ml@myfairpoint.net or by calling 802-368-2205 or 802-368-2020 Tickets available at First Stop, Whitingham Library, Wilmington Laundromat, or Jen Herzig.

 

“Field of Blue.” 9 am - 5 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   

 

 
 
Saturday July 31, 2021

 

Snow Mountain Market Customer Appreciation Day 8 am – 2 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. (tel: 802-464-2848)

 

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.

 

Teddy Bear Picnic with Bill Shontz!  Bring a Teddy Bear & Family Picnic, dress in blue or just bring your best singing voice! Bring picnic blankets and chairs. 11:00 – 2:00 at The Cupola  316 VT RT 100, West Dover, Vt. 802 464 8092 have breakfast across the way at the Snow Mountain Market and or the Coffee Barn!
 

TOUCH A TRUCK, at the Silo. Meet Chief Randy Johnson at 2:00 for a special BLUE story time! 324 VT-100, West Dover, VT 05356

 

The Valley View Saloon Check out our new menu items and blueberry inspired cocktails.  Kitchen open until 9:00 PM on Saturday. Valley View Saloon is located in the Mount Snow Marketplace, 131 Rt. 100 West Dover 802-464-9422

Dover paints Route 100 blue. Come to a street party in Dover! Nimble Arts shows off their circus acts all over Dover see stilt walkers, juggling, unicycle riders, clowns and Cyr wheel performer’s. Check out the Market Place, Valley Center, the Town Park and Mountain Park Plaza for live music, Abby on the German Wheel, The Stratton Mountain Boys and more!

 

33rd Annual Time Line Event 10 am – 5 pm & July 27, 10 am - 2:30 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.

 

Snow Mountain Market Customer Appreciation Day 8 am – 2 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, 802-464-966

Sunday August 1, 2021

Boyd Family Farm "The Pick Your Own” fields are open. 125 East Dover Rd., Wilmington, (802)464-5618, boydfarm@sover.net. Follow us on Facebook year-round.

 

Monday 2, 2021

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.

 

Tuesday August 3, 2021

Blueberry Pajama Party & Story Time at tye Boyd Family Farm, 7:00 - 7:30 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 Like us on Facebook -   www.boydfamilyfarm.com


 

Thursday August 5, 2021

 

StoryWalk on the Hoot, Toot, and Whistle Trail.  Starting Thursday, August 5th, read From Dawn to Dusk by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock as you walk the Hoot, Toot, and Whistle Trail.  This great family activity will be displayed continuously during Old Home Week. Hosted by Pettee Memorial Library16 South Main Street - PO Box 896 Wilmington, VT 05363 (802) 464-8557 petteelibrary@yahoo.com petteelibrary.org

 

Family Fun Frenzy – 4PM - 7PM 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.

 

Movie Under the Stars on the Pettee Library Lawn Ratatouille starts at 8 PM.  Please bring your own chairs/blankets.  FREE. Hosted by Pettee Memorial Library16 South Main Street - PO Box 896 Wilmington, VT 05363 (802) 464-8557 petteelibrary@yahoo.com petteelibrary.org


 

Friday August 6, 2021

Friends of Pettee Memorial Library Annual Book Sale – happening all weekend long on the library lawn! Will begin Friday afternoon at 4 PM and go through Sunday at noon.  Many books to choose from and volume discounts. Featuring an art and quilt raffle. Hosted by Pettee Memorial Library16 South Main Street - PO Box 896 Wilmington, VT 05363 (802) 464-8557 petteelibrary@yahoo.com petteelibrary.org

 

Feel the Blues at 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

 

Blueberry & Old Home Week Block Party 5:00 PM Wilmington at night takes on a smooth blue glow!!! Dance in the streets. Bring your Street chalk talents with you!!! Check out all the welcoming blue sales and look for businesses with the Blueberry Festival specials in the Passport of Blue Adventures.  Sponsored by the Town of Wilmington and Wilmington Works. Rain-or-shine. visit wilmingtonworksvt.com/blueberry-block-paint. Rain location will be announced.

 

Don't miss Ratu's Liquor & Market during the block party! We'll 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


 

Saturday August 7, 2021


11:00 The Old Home Week Parade It proceeds through the center of town and then turns and goes to the Old School. There is excellent viewing all along the route but the judges and our beloved older citizens will be at the Vermont House and Bartleby's. We expect 7 bands and many local floats. Our Grand Marshals were selected for the years of service they have given to the town. Route 9 will be closed for almost 2 hours so plan accordingly. 


 

Vermont children’s book author Natalie Kinsey-Warnock at Memorial Hall at 3 PM.  Free.  Natalie will speak about stories from her family and how her grandmother inspired her first book, The Canada Geese Quilt.  She will bring six quilts that her grandmother sewed – including the real Canada geese quilt. Book signing to follow. Hosted by Pettee Memorial Library16 South Main Street - PO Box 896 Wilmington, VT 05363 (802) 464-8557 petteelibrary@yahoo.com petteelibrary.org


 

Poetry Walk – Stroll along the Hoot, Toot, and Whistle Trail to enjoy the beauty of nature, complimented by a selection of poetry curated by Pettee Memorial Library. Hosted by Pettee Memorial Library16 South Main Street - PO Box 896 Wilmington, VT 05363 (802) 464-8557 petteelibrary@yahoo.com petteelibrary.org

 

Beat the Blues at the Vermont Bowl Company August 7 & 8 ,2021 10 am to 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 at 802-464-5296 www.vermontbowl.com 111 West Main St. Wilmington, VT


 

Sunday August 8, 2021

 

Blueberry Pancake Breakfast 8 to 11 am sponsored by the Deerfield Valley Rotary. Blueberry pancake breakfast with VT maple syrup and breakfast meats. Watch for signs at Twin Valley Elementary School - Wilmington VT.  Donations required. 

 

Annual Book Sale Continues!  12- 4 PM Visit Pettee Library for the Friends of the Library annual book sale. 16 South Main Street - PO Box 896 Wilmington, VT 05363 (802) 464-8557 petteelibrary@yahoo.com petteelibrary.org

Blueberry Boat Extravaganza – 11- 2 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 or vermontblueberryfestival.com 464- 8092.

“Blueberry Splash” 11 – 2 pm at Lake Whitingham Listen to floating musical groups. Pack a picnic lunch and bring the family. Music will be at Wards Cove and at the end of Fairview Avenue boat landing on Lake Whitingham in Wilmington. Bring your family, kayaks, canoes and your floaties…create the Blueberry Lake Float Brigade FMI 802-464-8092 vermontblueberryfestival.com


 

PROMOTIONS THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL

 

LODGING

Wilmington Inn Blueberry fest is right around the corner! Come and stay at the Wilmington Inn during Blueberry Festival. Call us and book one night and get $15 off the second night. Mention the code BLUEBERRY. During the Festival we will be featuring blueberry cocktails at our bar and blueberry treats with breakfast as well as in the afternoons. #staylocal #thewilmingtoninn #blueberryfestival  802-464-3768

The Doveberry Inn is a cozy four season 11 room inn nestled in the Green Mountains of Southern Vermont, 1 mile from Mount Snow Resort.  Close to 2 18-hole golf courses and steps away from wonderful restaurants.  Whether you enjoy snow skiing, boarding and tubing, scenic hikes, challenging bike rides or simply canoeing, boating or kayaking the local waters, the greater Deerfield Valley has all that you are seeking for adventure or serenity.  284 Route 100, West Dover, VT 05356.  (802) 753-6536 or email DoveberryVT@gmail.com.  Or visit DoveberryVT.com.

Snow Goose Inn – Your Luxury Blueberry Festival Guest Room Awaits Free WiFi - Dog Friendly - Weekend Breakfast. At the end of the day, unwind and tuck yourself into one of our 12 well-appointed guest rooms featuring cozy plush bedding, direct porch access, private room access, large open spaces, air conditioning, and full private baths.  Come stay with us in West Dover at the Snow Goose. Use promo code blueberry10 for 10% off your stay. 802-464-8860 www.snowgooseinn.com

SHOPPING

The Great Moose Vermont Check out our Vermont T-Shirts & Hoodies! 280 Rt. 100 West Dover, VT 05356 802 464 5103

River Valley Market Take 10% off all blueberry flavored items at the River Valley Market 661 Rt. 100; Wilmington VT 802-464-2236

Chapman’s Antiques in Town will have a 20% off sale for anyone showing the blueberry passport in our Down Town shop!  Hours at www.chapmansantiques.com Barn:  Shop in town: 7 West Main Street; Wilmington – 802-464-1084

Pickwell’s Barn 20% off anything with a Blue Dot at Pickwell’s Barn A unique shop with wonderful gifts.  22 B West Main Street, Downtown Wilmington 802-464-3198

Boyd Family Farm – Pick Your Own Blueberries – on this 6th generation Vermont family farm –enjoy the view from our 500 bush PYO field. Great for family photos! We supply containers 9-5 Daily.125 East Dover Road, Wilmington, VT.boydfamilyfarm.com vermontblueberryfestival.com

 

JASPER DECOR Come visit us for the Blueberry Festival and get 15% percent off anything blue in our store 802 464 5500.  9 S Main St Wilmington. Visit our website www. jasperdecor.com & Facebook page.

THE SHOPS AT COLLECTORS’ COTTAGE A brand new place to shop on West Dover. Come visit multiple retailers offering quality antiques, imported gifts, regional art, new & vintage clothing and much more. Say "Blueberry" at time of purchase during festival week and receive 20% off! 802-275-2524

135 VT RT 100 West Dover, Vermont 05356 802-275-2524

 

1836 Country Store – Invites you in for a free sample of our Blueberry Fudge! Check out our new product lines and introduce yourself! 28 West Main Street Wilmington, VT.  https://1836-country-store.myshopify.com 

 

Bartleby’s Books Check out our Blue Label sale tables!  A wonderful selection of sale items to beat the blues! 17 West Main St Wilmington, VT (802) 464 5425 www.myvermontbookstore.com


 

DINING

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

Celebrate the Vermont Inspired Menu at Harriman's Restaurant on Mount Snow, Local foods create contemporary blueberry inspired specials and cocktails. culinary experience. Free Valet Parking. 89 Grand Summit Way, West Dover, Vermont 802-464-1100 www.mountsnow.com

Let Alpenglow be your new destination. We specialize in all things Swiss. Crepes and cocktails await. Come check us out - 9 West Main Street, Wilmington, VT.802-464-GLOW. www.alpenglowbistrovt.com

Snow Republic Brewery Stop in and try our Blueberry/Dog Dads Canadian inspired. Pilsner brewed with Boyd Family Farm Blueberries! 33 Rt 100 West Dover, VT www.snowrepublicbrewery.com

West Dover Inn & 1846 Tavern will be hosting blueberry infused specials. Come in and experience a taste of, Jim Flynn Sings the Blues blueberry infused cocktail, Pan seared Duck Breast with a Blueberry Port Sauce. End your night with our deliciously house made Blueberry Crisp topped with locally churned vanilla ice cream and live music all weekend. 108 VT 100 West Dover, VT 05356 802-463-5207 westdoverinn.com

Jezebel’s Eatery and Tavern We will be offering blueberry 802 hard cider, blueberry mango margaritas and a selection of blueberry desserts and hopefully blueberry ice cream. 26 W. Main St.

Wednesday Thursday 11:30-8 Friday 11:30-9 Saturday 8am-9pm Sunday 8am-8pm

 

VERMONT DISTILLERS’ BLUEBERRY SPECIAL July 30 – August 8, 2021 $5.00 Blueberry Lemonades Available at the Distillery and at the Blueberry Block Party made with Metcalfe’s Blueberry Liqueur. Must be 21 years Old Limit two drinks per customer 7755 Route 9 East West Marlboro, VT  05363 (802) 464-2003 (office) www.vermontdistillers.com

Sawmill Bar & Table Come and celebrate the summers bounty of blueberries here at Farm Road Estate at the Sawmill Bar & Table with a wonderful specialty cocktail from our bar, or two dishes from our kitchen.  Each creation is an illustration of the versatility of the great blueberry.  Come and enjoy and forget about the summer blues!   Appetizers – Crackling Duck Strips- summer greens, blueberry sauce.  Entrée- Blueberry BBQ half chicken, cheddar grits, creamed greens. 7 Crosstown Road West Dover, VT 05356 Cell: 802.733.5302 

Deerfield Bar and Bottle Check out the new place in town! Blueberry Cocktail Specials and Blueberry Beer! 131 Route 100 West Dover, VT 802 464 3336 Visit Deerfield Bar and Bottle on Facebook!

 

Blueberry Menu Specials at Anchor Seafood Experience blueberry infused dinner menu specials. Try our out-of-this-world Blueberry Cosmopolitans. 8 South Main Street, Wilmington, 802-464-2112

 

Creemee Stand Open Dailey 3- 9 pm Local farm fresh Wilcox Dairy ice cream & the creamiest soft serve custard. New this year Blueberry Crumble hard scoop ice cream and our Blueberry Cheesecake Soft Serve Creemee! Visit us at 716 RT 100, Wilmington, www.creemeestand.com

 

Hola Amigo’s!  La Casita's Blueberry Pico De Gallo paired with Blueberry Rum Lagoon will instantly become your favorite “afternoon delight” of the summer. 14 South Main St Wilmington, VT 802 464 8500. 

 

Berry Blue Specials at Cup and Saucer.  Pancakes, muffins, pie, protein shakes, and ice cream!  Pull up a stool and stay a while!  159 Rt. 100 N.; Wilmington, VT.  Check out the store as well!  802 464-5813

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 VT.  802-464-5813

Get Sticky with Blueberries!!!  Sticky Fingers Bakery will be offering scratch-made blueberry ice cream, Danish, muffins and tarts- OH MY!!!  210 Rt. 100; West Dover VT 802-464-9463 www.stickyfingersvermontbakery.com

Blue Days at Dot’s Restaurant “Blueberry Cream Pie” perfect for the dog days of summer!  Not to mention our world-famous menu items sure to warm your heart to beat the blues!!! 3 East Main Street Wilmington VT  802-464-7284

Blueberry Brilliance at Wahoo’s Special Blueberry Shakes, Blueberry Sundaes, Pork Tenderloin prepared with a Blueberry Marinade, and a few other blueberry surprises!  Open 7 days a week, 11am-8pm.  Order online at www.wahooseatery.com or call ahead to avoid the line!  Rt. 9 West; Wilmington VT 802-464-0110

Blueberry Sundae’s at North Star Pizza Blueberry sundaes 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! Check out our Blue Pin Bowling! North Star Pizza and Bowling 179 Rt. 100 Wilmington VT 802-464-5148

19 South Main Street will be featuring blueberry libations including: craft beers, wine, and hard seltzer. The kitchen will be serving: Blueberry gazpacho, harvest salad, chicken with brie and blueberry crafted desserts. 802-464-0062

Tasty Blueberry treats at TADIS Food Truck in the Valley Center Plaza. Blueberry scones, blueberry yogurt parfait, pork roast with blueberry mango salsa, and blueberry shortcake!!!

 

SERVICES

Hairaphernalia A full-service salon: 20% off a single service or retail product from July 30th- August 8th. Closed Sundays and Mondays. Call for Appointment 127 Rt. 100, West Dover VT.  802-464-6244

Mountain Styles Salon & Spa “Show off Your new fun Blue Hair Extensions and Paint the Town Blue”!  No appointment required!  We are also a” Full-Service Salon”!  148C RT 100, West Dover, 802-464-1116

 

Moonstone Pool & Spa Hot Tub Sales, Service & Accessories. Soak away the blues with an Arctic Spa www.arcticspaswestdover.com 45A Route 100 West Dover, VT 802 289 3509

​Black Diamond Tree Service, Inc. is a fully insured, family-owned, accredited team of tree care professionals serving home and property owners in Southern Vermont’s Deerfield Valley since 1994. blackdiamondtree.com  (802) 464-3603 

1596 VT-9, Searsburg, VT 05363

 

Guy E. Nido Inc is a family owned and operated company since 1957.  We deliver propane, kerosene, heating oil and diesel.  We install air conditioning and heating systems. Service technicians on call 24 hours a day.  Please call 802-464-8830 if you are interested in becoming a customer. 193 Rt 100 N, Wilmington, 802- 464- 8830

 

 

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