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Southern Vermont's Deerfield Valley

Blueberry Festival

July 26th - August 4th, 2024
2024 Schedule of Events 

Check back regularly for additional events!

Events
2024 FESTIVAL EVENTS!

Want to be a part of the fun?  Email us at events@visitvermont.com!

Friday July 26, 2024

 

Opening Ceremonies for the 16th Annual Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival
 

Jacksonville Blueberry Festival Music & Market Event 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Visit the Town of Jacksonville and enjoy live music by the Jacksonville Blues Band, Blueberries, Books, Barbecues, a Live Auction, Wellness Products, and a Farmers Market! Come shop & eat.  Bring a chair, and enjoy a beautiful Vermont summer evening!

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  TownofWhitingham-VT.org  (802) 368-7506

 

Farmhouse Market - 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, david@farmhousevt.com

Snow Republic Brewery - Enjoy cool crisp beers and seltzer, a laid back atmosphere and live music by Logan Boyd.  6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  33 VT Rte 100, West Dover.  snowrepublicbrewery.com

Last Chair - Live music featuring Kevin Perry.  6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  267 VT Rte 100 N, West Dover. lastchairvt.com

Saturday July 27, 2024

Snow Mountain Market Customer Appreciation Day | 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Stop in and show 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 | 7:00 am - 5:00 pm 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 | 11:00 am - 12:00 Noon Featuring local floats and marching bands. (Be seated along the parade route by 10:45) The Parade will run from the Dover Town Offices to American Flatbread on Rte 100 N.  Join us after the parade for more festivities, including a craft fair, touch a truck, kids Fair, family friendly activities, yard games, live music and a restaurant crawl! 802-464-8092 

Teddy Bear Picnic with Bill Shontz! 11:00 am - 1:00 pm 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 – 1:00 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!  

Mount Snow Cupola - Vermont Route 100 N, West Dover.

Sugar Maple Inn's Blueberry Kids Fair - 10:00 pm - 3:00  Visit the side-lawn and enjoy bouncy houses, bubble fun, giant size yard games, cotton candy and more!  Nimble Arts will join the fun with strolling entertainment and two juggle jams to be held at 1 pm and 2 pm!  Live music from La Méchante et le Connard from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm.  

145 Vermont Route 100 N, Dover, VT

13th Annual Blueberry Festival Craft Fair 10:00 am - 3:00 pm  Live music and Artisans displaying many Vermont Made products.  

171 Route 100 N, West Dover, VT.

 

37th 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
 

West Dover Fire Department Open House | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Celebrating 60 years of serving the Deerfield Valley.  BBQ, live music, firehouse and fire truck tours and more!

253 VT Rte 100 N, West Dover, VT

Blue Eye Contest 2:00 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.

Music Mile Venues

Dover Town Park  Live music from the Ridge Runners immediately following the parade.  Bring a chair and grab a pizza from Tony's Pizza to enjoy!    2 Country Club Rd, West Dover, VT

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 from 12:00 on!

33 Route 100 N, West Dover , VT 05363

Deerfield Bar and Bottle Located at 131 Vermont Route 100 N, West Dover, 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. Live music by Logan Boyd, 2 pm to 5 pm 

(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 by Logan Boyd from 6 pm to 9 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  Hosting blueberry-infused specials. Experience the taste of a blueberry-infused cocktails 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. (Open Noon to Midnight for Blueberry Festival on 7/27)  Special menu items include: Blueberry Chicken Tacos, Blueberry Tres Leches, and Blueberry White chocolate Mudslides, along with other blueberry themed cocktails, 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.

Last Chair Enjoy the musical talents of Rob Bowers while dining on delicious food and enjoying the arcade room and low key vibe. 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  267 VT Rte 100 N, West Dover. lastchairvt.com

American Flatbread Pool tables, live music, drink and pizza specials and more!  Dine inside or enjoy the backyard patio.  Blueberry Festival specials available all week.  Live music from Kevin Perry, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.   

Sunday July 28, 2024

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 28th 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 –  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 Splash  11:30 am  – 2:30 pm -  Lake Whitingham Enjoy live music floating along Ward's Cove, Fairview Ave Boat Launch, and Medburyville Picnic Site. Pack a picnic lunch and bring the family, kayaks, canoes, paddle boards and your floaties for a great day at Lake Whitingham in Wilmington! New this year, take a guided boat tour, join a guided sunset paddle tour or unwind with sunset yoga at Ward's Cove with Amy from Weeping Willow Yoga.  Tickets required and must be purchased in advance at visitvermont.com.  Boat and Paddle Tours provided by Island Jetski.  Paddle board and kayak rentals available at Paddle Time VT.  
Hosted by the Town of Wilmington. RAIN DATE AUG. 4th , 2024. Touch base with the Chamber of Commerce for more information at 802-464-8092.  

Monday July 29, 2024

Story Time & Blueberry Boba Team Party at Pettee Memorial Library - FREE - All ages are welcome. Pack a snack and enjoy a story.  10:30 am.  Hosted by Pettee Memorial Library. Wilmington 802-464-8557
705 VT-9, Wilmington, VT. 05363

Grow Your Own Blue Oyster Mushroom at Pettee Memorial Library - FREE - All ages are welcome. Participants will create their own mini mushroom farm to take home while supplies last. 4 pm.  Hosted by Pettee Memorial Library. Wilmington 802-464-8557705 VT-9, Wilmington, VT. 05363

Tuesday July 30, 2024

 

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

American Flatbread Pool tables, live music, drink and pizza specials and more!  Dine inside or enjoy the backyard patio.  Blueberry Festival specials available all week.  Live music from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.   

Wednesday July 31, 2024
Family Fun Frenzy, 3 pm to 5 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.

Thursday August 1, 2024

Laugh til You're Blue Adult Comedy Show with A Thorn in My Side Comedy Group at the Carinthia Base Lodge at Mount Snow, 7 pm – 10 pm  Tickets available now!  Spend the night laughing til you're blue with local comedians from "A Thorn in My Side" comedy show.  Includes appetizers and access to the show.  Offering a cash bar (credit cards only).  Pre-buy tickets at visitvermont.com. Limited tickets available at the Door.

Carinthia Base Lodge at Mount Snow -  1 Carinthia Road, West Dover, VT

Sawmill Bar & Tavern at Farm Road Estate Enjoy live music by Ian Campbell.  Join us for cocktail hour featuring a Blueberry Lemon Martini, then end your dinner with our Blueberry Cobbler.

7 Crosstown Road, West Dover, 802-464-8131

Friday August 2, 2024

Beat the Blues at the Vermont Bowl Company, August 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 10 am - 6 pm  

Don't be blue! Pick a plastic "blueberry" from the bowl, and get a free gift!  Valid with purchase of $50 or more.  While supplies last. One per customer.  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

Adams Family Farm Concert Series Come out and enjoy an evening on the farm with local food trucks, Blonde N Boozy bar serving drinks, take home some of our farm goodies, and get a chance to Interact with our mini donkeys! Experience a night of good music illuminated by one of Vermont’s Largest bonfires. 5:30 pm to 10 pm.  Gates open at 5 pm. All Ages are Welcome
Sliding Scale Admission is $15 - $30 per adult, $5 - $15 per child ages 3-13 payable at the gate. Children ages 2 & under are FREE

21 Higley Hill Rd, Wilmington, adamsfamilyfarm.com

 

Blueberry Jell-O Extravaganza - due to construction at the Jell-o event site, this event will not be held in 2024.  It will return in 2025

Saturday August 3, 2024

Annual Book Sale  August 3rd & 4th , 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, petteelibrary@yahoo.com

It's Our Turnip Farmers & Markers Market 10 am to 2 pm - A community market of growers, makers and performers.  Explore handmade creations, locally grown produce, delicious treats and treasures. Blueberry themed delights will be sprinkled throughout the market too! 

5236 VT Rte 100, West Wardsboro, VT @wundorwoven 

 

Blueberry Ice Cream Social Enjoy a delicious ice cream treat and Magic Show at St. Mary's Ice Cream Social! Featuring The Mystery of Magic by The Great Benito. August 3rd, 3 pm - 5 pm. Right before the Blueberry Block Party. Magic performance at 4 pm.

13 East Main Street, Wilmington

 

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

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 Wilmington Works for more info. Rain location will be announced.

 

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. ratuvt@gmail.com. 802 464-2252

 

Valley Craft Ales –  Host of the Blueberry Block "AFTER" Party with live music from the Indie/Americana/Alt Rockers Public Water Supply. We will also be serving up house made Blueberry Gelato all week of the festival! We feature 8 VCA brews including IPA's, Lagers, Pilsners, and Porters. New Haven style Apizza and elevated Hot Dog styles. 18 N Main St, Wilmington Valleybeer.io  

18N Route 100, Wilmington, VT 05363

Sunday August 4, 2024

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, petteelibrary@yahoo.com

petteelibrary.org

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