Vermont Blueberry Festival

21 West Ma, Wilmington, VT 05363

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Friday, July 25 – August 3, 2014: Vermont's 7th Annual Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival

Berries, vintage cars, music, food and tarp displays; if it’s blue, it’s probably happening in the Mount Snow area towns of Wilmington, Jacksonville/Whitingham, Readsboro, Marlboro, Townsend and Dover. Visitors to the Valley will find children’s activities, family fun,, blueberry themed specials in the local eateries, blue music events, a blue car auto show, blueberry bake sales, blue beer, there will be many events over this 10 day festival. Its fun, it’s silly, and something everyone can take part in. For More information, contact the

Mount Snow Valley Chamber of Commerce,

21 West Main Street, Wilmington, VT 05363


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from the Chamber of Commerce.

Town of Dover– Mount Snow Valley Chamber of Commerce – Town of Wilmington -   Deerfield Valley Community Partnership –The Hermitage Club – Mount Snow Resort –Clark Mortenson Agency – Boyd Family Farm -  Wilmington Works –  Neuman Companies – The Richards Group – Cady & Dugan Law Offices –WKVTClassic Hits- Deerfield Valley Rotary International – C & S Wholesale Grocers – Fisher & Fisher Law Offices – G.S Precision Inc – Lance Shader Law Office- ServiceMaster Clean– McCluskey and Co, P.C –Browns Country Services – Shearer Hill Bed & Breakfast – MJM and Assoiciates– John Chadwick Excavating – KIXX Country – Greens Service Station – North Star Bowl – Rite Aid                


Contest for Blue-Inspired Spectators at the Blueberry Festival Parade “The Wearin' of the Blue” Contest for blue-inspired spectators during the Blueberry Parade. E-mail the chamber a photo of your group at the parade – – to share on our website then meet at the Chamber booth at the Craft Fair on the green of the Dover Forge/One More Time Restaurant . Awards will be presented 1/2 hour after the parade See Saturday's parade listing for more details.


 “Field of Blue” at the Boyd Family Farm 9-5pm. Join us at the Boyd Family Farm to celebrate the Blueberry season. Sponsored by W&W Building Supply. Fields are open daily.


Blueberry Celebration at the Stone Soldier Pottery 10am – 7pm  Check out the “Blue Pots Special” 10% off select blue pottery with this Blueberry Passport. 62 Gates Pond Rd Jacksonville. 802-368-7077


“The Race to Save the World” 1pm a family event with audience participation presented by Summer Encore Theater at Memorial Hall. 14 W Main St, Wilmington,  (802) 464-8591


Berrylicious Treats at the Whitingham Farmers Market 4pm – 7pm  Homemade, Homegrown, Handcrafted products, vendors, live music, brickoven pizza, pies in the Whitingham Municipal Center Parking Lot.


Opening Ceremonies of the 7th Annual Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival - 5pm–8pm Gallons of Blueberry Jell-O to slide on, swim in, play in, many new activities this year...outdoor food concessions will be open at the Sitzmark (tel: 802 464 3384) 54 East Dover Rd Wilmington, VT



Blueberry Pancake Breakfast on the Parade Route sponsored by the Deerfield Valley Rotary 8am to 11am.  Delicious blueberry pancake breakfast with VT maple syrup and breakfast meats served on the parade route at Layla’s Riverside Lodge and Restaurant. Donations Required. 145 Rt. 100, West Dover : 802-464-8092


6th Annual Blueberry Festival Parade featuring New England Service Vehicles 10:30 am Join us for new festivities, Craft Show, BBQ, Contest for blue-inspired spectators with prizes, activities, music, vintage cars and fire departments from all over the state! Contact the Mount Snow Valley Chamber of Commerce at (tel:802-464-8092 or or


4th Annual Blueberry Festival Craft Fair including Green Industry Products in Dover 10am - 2:30pm A blend of craftspeople and green industry vendors beginning at Laylas Riverside Lodge up to the Dover Forge/One More Time establishment, Rt 100, West Dover.


7th Annual Deja Blue Car & Motorcycle Show at Mount Snow Market Place 10am to 2pm Informal meet and greet show off your car show. 131 RT 100, West Dover.


Mountainside Gifts Hand Painting Pottery Demo Stop by and see a variety of work for sale and a demonstration of painting techniques. 148 Rt 100, West Dover (802) 464-3555


The 28th Annual Time Line Event 10am – 5pm & Sunday, July 27, 10am - 2:30pm  A walk through different re-enactor camps in history from 3rd Century Rome to the modern day on Route 100 at the Dover Forge in West Dover. Admission is free but donations are accepted. Call the Living History Association at (802) 368-7913 or visit their web site at


Open Studio at Readsboro Glassworks 10am- 4pm “Blueberry Festival Special – 20% off Blue Glass” Glassblowing demos through the day. Both Saturday and Sunday. 6954 Main Street, Readsboro.


The Dover Forge and OMT Billiard's Blueberry Barbecue Bash 11am to Midnight Join us for all day fun for the whole family. Music by the Dusty Pilgrims at 1pm and Joinery perform at 4pm. Finish the evening with Mike McMann and his Blueberry Band rocking the Blueberry tent from 9-12pm. Your $5 cover will make next year's event even better.


Mid-Day BBQ and Blueberry Polish Buffet and Entertainment at The Matterhorn Inn. 12 PM – 9PM: A Blueberry menu and drinks that include Blueberry wine, beer, vodka or juice. Sit back on our patio and listen to some Blues music. 248 Route 100 N West Dover, VT (802) 464-4676


2014 Fundraiser & Community Concert 8pm Steve Forbert Concert at Memorial Hall -14 West Main St Wilmington,VT. For tickets at the door $30.00 or in advance $25 at



Hike to the top of Haystack with “Mr. Haystack” Jake White! 9:30 am – 12 pm Water bottles and proper shoes required. Meet at the trailhead! For more information contact the chamber 802–466-8092


The 28th Annual Time Line Event -10:00 am to 2:30 pm See full write-up above.


Farm.o.l.o.g.y - 11 am – 11:30 am Learn how to plant Blueberry bushes at Boyd Family Farm. 125 East Dover Rd., Wilmington, (802)464-5618,


If You Give a Mouse a Blueberry 2pm Story time at Bartleby's Book with your favorite storybook mouse. 17 W Main St, Wilmington (802)-464-5425



Blueberry Story Walk 10:30am Join us at Molly Stark State Park for a family fun Story Walk with Pettee Memorial Library. (802) 464-8557


Blueberry River Float 11 - 11:30am Launch Time. Park in Wilmington take the moover North to Wheeler Farm Bridge( or get dropped off) Life Jactets, Water Shoes or sneakers strongly suggested. Children must be accompanied by an Adult. Grab your tubes and enjoy a Float with your family and friends down to the free parking behind the shops on west main. 802-464-8092


Teen Dance at the Sitzmark 7:30pm-10:30pm High School Dance Party with a DJ! Sponsored by the Sitzmark and the Deerfield Valley Community Partnership. Free Admission.  Food and Soft Drinks will be for sale. This is a Drug & Acohol Free Event (802-464-3384)



Blueberry Customer Appreciation Day at The Richards Group 8am- 4:30pm Come in for blueberry yummies and meet our team. 27 E Main St, Wilmington (802) 464-5353


Blueberry Festivities at the Boyd Family Farm!  10am-12noon   Make a “Fascinator” or “Mask” to wear to the block party! 125 East Dover Road, Wilmington. (802) 464-5618


Blueberry Pajama Party & Story Time - 7:00 pm  Bed time stories in the berry field. Wear your PJ's to the Boyd Family Farm. 125 East Dover Road, Wilmington. (802) 464-5618


Blue Ball Mini Golf at North Star Pizza & Bowl 4 – 9pm Enjoy a round of mini golf ($8 – value) with a blue golf ball, a plate of blue macaroni and cheese ($5.50 – value) and a blueberry sundae ($4- value) all for $10 per person.




Blueberry Mountain Scavenger Hunt 1pm The Blueberry Festival fun continues with a family-focused exploration of the Hogback Mountain Conservation Area. Meet at the old Alpenglo ski lodge and compete for fun and prizes! Llve animal presentation! For more information (802) 464-0048 Entry is FREE

Blue Hawaiian Beach Party at the Sitzmark! 5pm-8pm Enjoy a blueberry inspired dish, dessert or drink and have fun dancing as our DJ spins some tunes! (802) 464-3384 54 East Dover Rd Wilmington, VT


Blueberry Bingo with the Masons! 6 pm Blueberry Bingo Night at the Masonic Hall. Masonic Temple on Rt 9 East, Wilmington (3rd building on the right side of the street from the main intersection).  (802-464-8092)



Blueberry Day at Merchant's Bank. 9am-4pm Blueberry festivities at the bank – stop in and see what is happening! Goodies and balloons. 97 East Main Street; Wilmington, (tel:802- 464-8688)


“Blueberry Splash Parade of the Boats” at Lake Whitingham 4 pm Pack a picnic dinner, decorate your boat blue, and at 4pm meet at the High County for the parade of boats line-up! Listen to the floating musical groups!  (802) 464 8092


“Blueberry Splash” at Lake Whitingham with the Jacksonville Blues Band & the Dusty Pilgrims  5 pm – 8:30 pm  Pack a picnic dinner, and enjoy the evening at any of the picnic areas around the lake. At the boat landing learn how the Lake works and how it came to be. Listen to the floating musical groups.  (802 464 8092).



Blueberry Celebration at the Stone Soldier Pottery 10am – 7pm Berry Bowls, Syrup Pitchers, Pie & Quiche Dishes. Check out the “Blue Pots Special” 10% off select blue pottery with this Blueberry Passport. 62 Gates Pond Rd Jacksonville. 802-368-7077


Custom Fit Sweater Party at Hand Knits 10am – 12pm Custom Fit is a new design program by Amy Hevzog to make sweaters that fit you, in your style! We will take measurements and swatch. After swatches are washed, participants will come back and we will make the pattern to fit them! $20 include first pattern. Blueberry snacks and beverages will be served. 617 VT Route 100 North Wilmington 05363 802-464-7887


Make Your Own Blueberry Sundae 4pm – 9pm Anyone age 6 and up can make their own Blueberry Sundae. You pick the ice cream flavor than add homemade blueberry topping, whipped cream, sprinkles, nuts and a cherry. Pile it high at North Star Pizza 179 Vt Rt 100 N Wilmington (802) 464-5148


Berrylicious Treats at the Whitingham Farmers Market 4pm – 7pm Homemade, Homegrown, Handcrafted products. Meet the vendors, listen to live music, visit with your neighbors. Enjoy brickoven pizza, pies, and other goodies in the Whitingham Municipal Center Parking Lot.



Blueberry Pancake Breakfast at Jacksonville Community Church. 7am-10am. Breakfast to be held at the Municipal Center on Rt 100 in Jacksonville, VT. (802) 368-2205


Grace Cottage Hospital Fair Day 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 22 bargain booths, blueberry (and other) home-baked pies, all-day Auction, books, plants, jewelry, art, white elephant booth, Bingo, free pony rides, circus performers (802) 365-4455


Blueberry Themed Stories and Activities 10am Free at the Readsboro Central School. 301 Phelps Lane, Readsboro, VT


Blue Trap Day at the Deerfield Valley Sportsmen's Club, Inc., 10am Come visit our facilities and check out our web page at, Come shoot Trap and find the “Blue” clay and win a prize.  Come see what we are all about. 641 Fowler Road, Whitingham 05361. (802)-368-2908 or -7525)


What will you “Rake” In at the Vermont Bowl Company 10 am to 6 pm on August 2nd and 3rd With your purchase of $50 or more comes 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. Route 9 West Wilmington, VT.  (802) 464-5296


Blueberry themed stories and activities. 10am The Readsboro Community Library will be hosting Free Children's fun! 301 Phelps Lane, Readsboro


Artist on the Lawn at Historic Crafts Inn 10am -7pm Artist will be exhibiting paintings, prints, jewelry and woven cloth on the Historic Crafts Inn front lawn. The Crafts Inn is located at 10 West Main Street, Rt 9 Downtown Wilmington.





Blue Eye Contest 10:30 am sponsored by Shearer Hill Farm Bed and Breakfast Bring your baby blues (no contacts allowed) all ages encouraged! 201 Vermont 112, Jacksonville, VT


Honora Winery Tasting Room 11am Try a blueberry cheddar and wine pairing on Route 112, Jacksonville, VT. (802) 464-3253


Spoonwood Cabin Hand Crafted Cheese in Jacksonville Center. Come see how it's made and visit our caves. 3090 Rt 100, Jacksonville, VT (802) 368-2802.


Discover Wilmington Village Blueberry Scavenger Hunt 2-6pm How well do you know the village? Create teams of 2-6 people. $2.00 per head entry fee, get your number, list of items to find and your start time…go!!! Cash prizes for the top 3 fastest teams. Last teams to leave the chamber must be signed up by 4:30PM. Stop at the Mount Snow Valley Chamber of Commerce for full details. 21 West Main Street, Wilmington, 802-464-8092


Feel the Blues at Jim McGrath Studio 3:00 - 9:00 pm 10% off all paintings except for miniatures and notecards. 22 West Main Street, Wilmington. (802) 380-6821


Otha Day and “Drum to the Beat” and the Annual Book Sale 5-6pm on the lawn at Pettee Memorial Library from 5 – 6pm. 16 S Main St, Wilmington 464-8557


Blueberry Block Party 5:00 PM Wilmington at night takes on a smooth blue glow!!! Dance in the streets to  Groove Prophet!!! Check out all the welcoming blue entryways, the Pie Eating Contest and look for businesses with the Blueberry Festival Participation posters in their window they will have special deals for you!  This is a Drug & Acohol Free Event and is sponsored by the Deerfield Valley Community Partnership, the town of Wilmington and Wilmington Works. Rain-or-shine (Old high school in case of rain)  Bring your bubbles, hula hoops, and street art chalk talent!!! For more information, 802-464-8092

 Come to the Hermitage Club Food Tent at the Block Party for a Blueberry themed culinary treat. For information please call: (802) 464-7734.

Blueberry Pie Eating Contest 6:00pm at the Block Party on the sidewalk in the front of the Cady and Dugan Building. Ages 4-12, limited to 30 children, first come first signed up. Sponsored by C&SWholesale Grocers and the Mount Snow Valley Chamber Commerce. 802-464-8092.

“Don't miss Ratu's Liquor & Market during the block party! We'll be sampling blueberry liquor, and a delicious blueberry flavored craft beer on tap! All growler fills $2 off!" 34 West Main Street. 802 464-2252



Blue Dayz in Readsboro Variety Show Followed by Make Your Own Ice Cream Sundaes 1-3:30pm Entertainment for all ages!  $12 Adults; 12 and under $5

Catamount Carpet Cleaning and Magical Earth Retreats Free Fun along with Jane May Jones, watercolor artist will be presenting the Readsboro Blueberry Corner 7066 Main Street.   FREE blueberry lemonade, blueberry stamping art for the children (and adults), along with a special sale of watercolor paintings, cards, etc. by Jane May Jones.  A raffle drawing for a free week-long summer day camp, carpet cleaning and watercolor cards.  The drawing will raise funds for the Magical Earth Retreats scholarship fund.  802-423-7535 or at



Berry Blue Special's at Cup and Saucer. Pancakes, muffins, pie, protein shakes and ice cream! Pull up a stool and stay awhile! 802-464-5813 159 Rt 100 N Wilmington.

Blue Dayz at Dot's Resturant “Blueberry Shortcake” perfect for the dog days of summer! 3 E Main St, Wilmington, (802) 464-7284

Blueberry Themed Meal and Cocktail Specials at Harriman's Enjoy a three course Blueberry themed meal for $35 or try  Dunc's Mills Blueberry Elderflower Mojito $8 throughout the Festival. Grand Summit Way, West Dover 802-464-1100

Blueberry Milkshakes Take a ride on the Bluebird to the summit and enjoy Blueberry Milkshakes $6 at the Bullwheel. Open Friday and Sunday 10am – 5; Saturday 10am – 7pm 39 Mount Snow Rd, West Dover 802-464-1100

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. (802) 464-5017

Nonna's at The Inn at Sawmill Farm Throughout the Blueberry Festival, Nonna's will be featuring Blueberry inspired desserts and cocktails using locally grown blueberries. Buy one Blueberry Dessert and get the second free! Open Thursday through Monday. 802-464-8131

Blueberry Beer Bombs at the Bar the whole festival and Parade Day $5.00 Breakfast Sandwich and Coffee at the Valley View Saloon. Mount Snow Marketplace, Rt 100, West Dover. (802) 464-9422

Blueberry Brilliance at Wahoo's Special Blueberry Shakes, Blueberry Sundaes, Pork Tenderloin prepared with a Blueberry Marinade. Open 7 days a week, 11 am – 8 pm. Order online at or call ahead to avoid the line! RT 9 West, Wilmington. (802) 464-0110

Cheesy Blue Dinning & a “Berry” Good Time at North Star Pizza Enjoy our cheesy blue Mac & Cheese or our blueberry sundaes with all the trimmings will be sure to give your tummy a berry, berry good taste treat delight! 179 Rt 100, Wilmington. (802) 464-5148

Blueberry Flavors at Coffee Barn Café Taste the artisan style coffee beverages found at this popular café. Fresh bagels and blueberry baked goods. Daily from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm. 321 RT 100, West Dover. (802) 464-2848

Blue inspired desserts at the Hermitage Inn and Restaurant Buy one blue inspired dessert and get one free. 125 Handle Road, West Dover. (802) 464-3511

Creamee Stand 12:00pm-9:00pm Locally made farm fresh ice cream & the creamiest soft serve.  Serving up farm fresh blueberry surprises. 716 Route 100, Wilmington.

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. (tel: 802-464-2112)

Get “Blue” at The Old Red Mill Join us for blue drinks and Blueberry Shortcake on the deck at Jerry's Deck. 18 North Main St., Wilmington.  (802)464-3700

Blueberry Treats at The White House Inn Blueberry Mojito and a Blueberry Champagne Gazpacho 178 Rt 9 E Wilmington (802) 464- 2135


10% Off at Hairaphernalia. Walk-ins accepted, reservations encouraged. Friday, July 26 – Sunday, August 4:  127  RT 100, Mount Snow Marketplace, West Dover.  (802) 464-6244


 “Am I Blue?” July 25th – August 3rd at the Kantor Kellet Gallery. We're turning blue for the Blueberry Festival. Blue is the subject and color of all art and crafts on display during the festival. 7 N Main St, Wilmington. 802-464-2889

20% off All Solid Blue Yarn at Hand Knits Stop by Hand Knits during the Blueberry Festival and take advantage of our Blueberry Blue Sale.(802) 464-7887

Chapman's Antiques In Town & Chapman's Antique Barn will have a 20% off sale on anything blue in both our shops! Hours at Barn 38 New England Power Rd Wilmington, VT (802) 464-8344 - shop in town 7 West Main St Wilmington, VT  802-464-1084

20% at W & W Building Supply Come in and see us for during the Blueberry Festival and spruce up your blues. 20% off on select blue items storewide.    Route 100 N Wilmington, VT (802) 464-3022

20% off anything with a Blue Dot at Pickwell's Barn a unique shop with wonderful gifts. Rt 9 West, downtown Wilmington. (802) 464-3198

Bennington Furniture - Enter our Drawing for a FREE RECLINER-with a purchase of $500.00 or more! 20% off select Blueberry specials in the store as well!  33 RT 100 North West Dover VT (tel: 802 464 7600)

Take 10% off all Blueberry flavored items at the River Valley Market (802) 464-2236 661 RT 100, Wilmington, VT.

20% Off all Blue Candles at the Wilmington Candle Company 31 West Main St Wilmington, VT (tel: 802-855-7200) www.wilmington

Mountainside Gifts Buy any hand painted “Blueberry” pottery and receive a hand painted ornament/gift tag by the same artist. Hours Thrus – Sunday 11-5pm 148 Rt 100, West Dover (802) 464-3555

20% off at Honora Winery Customers making an in-store donation to either the Deerfield Valley Food Bank or Jessica's Closet will receive a 20% discount off their purchase. Route 112, Jacksonville. (802) 464-3253

Ten days of Blue Dot Specials at the Jacksonville General Store Stop in to meet the new owners and take advantage of our Blue Dot Specials 3054 Jct Rts 100 & 112 (802) 368-2822


Join us at the Boyd Family Farm to celebrate Blueberry Season! 9am-5pm Experience our "Field Blue of Blue" Ya might be a farmer appreciate our Outdoor Art Walk!  Sponsored by W&W Building Supply. Photo opportunities  ...your friends will be blue with envy!  Stay long enough to pick some berries! Fields are open daily. The Boyd Family Farm, 125 East Dover Rd., Wilmington, VT (802) 464 -5618

Swingin' the Blues at the Hermitage Golf Club Hermitage Golf Club is offering a round of golf on Monday thru Friday for $40 per person with cart and $56 per person after 11 am on Saturday and Sunday from July 26-August 4, 2013. Mention the Blueberry Festival when reserving tee time to receive this special offer. The 19th Hole will be featuring signature blue cocktails every day during the Festival. To book a tee time call (802) 464-8301 or for more info visit

Blue Pin Bowling at North Star Bowl & Mini Golf Get your team together because it's time to hit the lanes. For every blue pin strike, earn $25! 179 RT 100, Wilmington. (802) 464-5148

Paintball at Adams Farm 8:30 & 12:30pm Open 7 Days a week Book 3 Admission Tickets and the 4th is free! Call for details! 10 Higley Hill Rd Wilmington, VT 802 464 3762

Petting Farm at Adams Farm 10:00- 4:00pm Open Tuesday thru Sunday Buy 3 Admission Tickets and the 4th is free! Fun for all ages.  10 Higley Hill Rd Wilmington, VT 802 464 3762

Beaded Blueberries at Beadz Needs Drop into Beadz Needs to make a blueberry out of beads for free! Easy and fun for the entire family. 10:00 am – 6:00 pm (closed Tuesday). 5 North Main Street, Wilmington. (802) 464-8230



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