2017 Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival

Blueberry Festival

Friday July 28, 2017

Opening Ceremonies of the 10th Annual Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival 5:30 –7:30 pm Gallons of Blueberry Jell-O to slide on, swim in, play in, many new activities this year. Outdoor food concessions. Twin Valley Elementary School! Donations Accepted 802 464 8092 www.VermontBlueberry.com

 

Customer Appreciation Day at People's United Bank  All Day Stop by for facts and flyers. People's United Bank prides themselves on the care they give their communities! Get your Blueberry passport & treats! 29 E Main St, Wilmington, 802-464-3321

 

“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 29, 2017

 

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 for location. West Dover VT.  Donations required. West Dover Fire House

 

Snow Mountain Market Customer Appreciation Day  8:00 – 2:00  Stop in and show us your “Deerfield Valley Blueberry Passport” for a small coffee on us! We are growing due to your patronage and we would be “blue” without you! 323 Route 100 West Dover, VT 802 464 9666.

 

The Valley View Saloon is Open Early! Open at 10am on parade day for $5 breakfast sandwiches with a coffee Throughout the festival, we will have blueberry beer on tap and a specialty blueberry cocktail of the day For Sunday Brunch (10am-2pm) Blueberry Pancakes Valley View Saloon is located in the Mount Snow Marketplace, 131 Rt. 100 West Dover 802-464-9422

Readsboro Glassworks Summer July 29 & 30, 10 am - 5 pm Open Studio and Blueberry Festival Sale. In celebration of the Blueberry Festival and all things blue, there will be a sale on blue glass. Come see Mary Angus and Bill LeQuier’s beautiful hand-blown glass and glass sculpture and watch glassblowing demonstrations throughout the weekend. Readsboro Glassworks, 6954 Main Street (RT 100), Readsboro, VT. 423-7706 www.maryangusglass.com

 

Botanical Art" at Confluence Gallery July 29 & 30:  Don’t miss the final weekend of the “Botanical Art" show at Confluence! Featuring etchings, pen and ink drawings and pressed flower originals by Bobbi Angell, Briony Morrow-Cribbs, Steve Perkins and Ellie Roden. Confluence, 7012 Main Street, Readsboro. Gallery hours: Saturdays 10am-4pm, Sundays 12pm-4pm. 423-5600, Gallery@readsboroarts.org www.readsboroarts.org

 

31st Annual Time Line Event 10 am – 5 pm & July 30, 10 am - 2:30 pm Walkthrough re-enactor camps from 3rd Century Rome to modern day on Route 100 at the Dover Forge in West Dover. Admission fee. Call the Living History Association at 802-368-7913 or visit www.livinghistoryassn.org.


9th Annual Blueberry Festival Parade featuring local floats and marching bands 11:00 am. (Be seated along the parade route by 10:45) Join us for after parade festivities, craft fair, BBQ, contest for blue-inspired spectators, activities, music, vintage cars, FMI 802-464-8092 or vermontblueberry.com 

7th Annual Blueberry Festival Craft Fair 10 am – 3 pm including Green Industry Products in Dover 10 am – 3 pm Layla’s Riverside Lodge,145 RT 100, West Dover, VT

 

"Don't Be Blue Kid Zone" Don't be blue when the parade is over... head to the new "Don't Be Blue Kid Zone" along the Valley Trail for family friendly entertainment.   Munch on some BBQ, watch or try some hula hoop tricks, visit with the West Dover Fire Department. See some animals and see what other treats and surprises are in store for you!  By Layla’s Riverside RT 100, West Dover.                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Annual Blueberry BBQ. 11:00AM After the parade follow the sweet smell of BBQ to the Dover Forge. You’ll find loads of blueberry inspired goodness to please your palate so tame your hunger and quench your thirst with us. We have a spacious back yard with outdoor games and our Billiards parlor features four nine-foot pool tables, two dart boards, foosball and ping pong so there’s fun for the whole family indoors as well. 802 464 7117 183 Rout 100 West Dover, VT

New England Center for Circus Arts 12:00 – 4:00 PM will be performing for families, under the “big top tent”.  Admission, a monetary donation or nonperishable food items are expected. Proceeds to benefit the Vermont Food Bank. The Dover Forge and the valley’s famous BBQ will be served all day so join us for a full day of fun! 802 464 7117 183 Route 100 West Dover, VT

 

Blueberry Bash Mount Snow 12pm-5pm, Main Base Area After the Blueberry Parade, join us for our ode to the weekend warriors! This festival is a day of various backyard games, live music, a BBQ, beer, and more! We'll have some of your favorite backyard games spread out around our festival venue for your enjoyment throughout the bash, as well as organized events for some true competition. There will also be a small & fun obstacle course for the kids! Live music will be performed throughout the afternoon.

 

Blueberry Evening Wagon Ride & Farm-to-Table BBQ 5:30 Explore the bear caves visit the log cabin and enjoy a farm to table BBQ with our farm raised meats! Dinner includes a protein (burger, chicken, or sausage), 2 side salads, corn bread, dessert, and a drink. Following dinner, the bonfire will be lit and you can roast some marshmallows for s’mores!  . Reservations are required and can be made online, over the phone, or in person.  www.adamsfamilyfarm.com  802-464-3762

 

Jessica’s Closet 7th Annual Blueberry Fundraising Event  Honora Winery Halifax Vermont 5:30 – 10:30 Hors d’oeuvres on patio, Dinner and Dessert then Dancing and Raffles. Black & White Formal Attire required. Tickets $50.00 in advance/$55.00 at door. Call or FB Debbie Bolognani 802-368-2534

 

Sunday July 30, 2017

The Stockwell Brothers 8pmEnjoy some great bluegrass music during the Blueberry Festival! Readsboro Arts Summer Concerts is pleased to present contemporary bluegrass and folk music quartet The Stockwell Brothers on Saturday, July 29, 8pm in the historic EJ Bullock Building, 7012 Main Street, Readsboro, VT

Tickets: $12 advance, $15 at door. Cabaret seating. Advance tickets available by calling 802-423-5600 or concerts@readsboroarts.org.

 

“Blueberry Splash” 1 – 5 pm  at Lake Whitingham Listen to floating musical groups. Pack a picnic lunch and bring the family. At 2:30 pm watch the parade of boats! Music will be at Wards Cove and at the end of Fairview Avenue boat landing on Lake Whitingham in Wilmington. FMI visit vermontblueberry.com 

Blueberry Boat Parade -2 pm:  Decorate your boat blue, and at 2 pm meet at High County Marina for the parade of boats line-up! With the help from High Country Marina & prizes from the Hermitage Club there should be a lot of splashin' goin' on!!! Music will be at Wards Cove and at the end of Fairview Avenue boat landing on Lake Whitingham in Wilmington. FMI visit vermontblueberry.com 

Tuesday August 1, 2017

Blueberry Pajama Party & Story Time 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

 

Fire on the Mountain at the Boyd Family Farm! At 7:30 we will light the Bon-Fire you bring your instruments and come play and enjoy the sunset with us up in the mowing! Young people under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your own S’mores!!! All ages are welcome Drug and Alcohol-Free event. The pick-your-own fields will be open until dark regular prices for PYO. 125 East Dover Road, Wilmington.  802- 464-5618 Like us on Facebook -   www.boydfamilyfarm.com

 

Tie Dye Your Tee Shirt or a 2017 Blueberry Shirt 11 am – 3 pm: - Blueberry Shirts are available for sale at the Chamber of Commerce or the Boyd Family Farm and come learn the art of tie dying! Be there or be blue! 125 East Dover, Wilmington 802 464 5618

 

Wednesday August 2, 2017

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

 

Thursday August 3, 2017

 

Family Fun Frenzy - Substance Free Family Event at Twin Valley Elementary School.  Bring the family for a FREE evening full of fun games, a huge inflatable water slide, entertainment and ice cream!  Bring a picnic for your family and towels. Serving ice cream at 7:30pm.  Bring a favorite topping to share!  Sponsored by the Deerfield Valley Community Partnership.

Friday August 4, 2017   

Sprague & Son Sugarhouse  3 – 7 pm Open for the Jacksonville Street Fair and

Aug. 5 & 6, 10 am - 5 pm 10% off Maple Syrup with Festival Passport. 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

 

Jacksonville Village Chalk Walk & Street Fair 4 - 8 pmStart at Honora Winery Tasting room for their Blueberry Beer tasting and wind your way through a classic New England Village. Stop for the Library Programs, the Blue Eye Contest, Blueberry Church Supper, Create sidewalk chalk art near the Spoonwood Cabin, and the Jacksonville General Store, and the Whitingham Farmer's Market at the Municipal Center. Cash prizes for best Blueberry themed chalk drawing. Live music!!!

 

Spoonwood Cabin - Hand Crafted Cheese in Jacksonville Center. Visit us during the Jacksonville Village Chalk Walk 4– 7 pm Friday Evening. Then Sat. and Sun. 12:00 – 5:00 Come see how it's made and visit our caves all 10 days of the festival. 3090 RT 100, Jacksonville 802-368-2802 spoonwoodcabin@gmail.com

 

Jacksonville Community Church Spaghetti Dinner 5 – 7 pm Spaghetti Supper with Homemade Sauce, Salad, Rolls and Homemade Blueberry Crisp with Ice Cream. $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for children under 5.

 

Blue Eye Contest 7:00 PM Bring your baby blues (no contacts allowed) all ages encouraged! Sponsored by Don & Betsy McKinley. Contest will be on the steps of the Town Offices & Municipal Center. RT 100, Jacksonville, VT

 

Saturday August 5, 2017

 

Hike to the top of Haystack with Jake White, “Mr. Haystack” 9:30am – 12pm:  Water bottles and proper shoes required. Meet at the trailhead! Maps available at the trailhead. FMI visit vermontblueberry.com

 

What will you “rake” in at the Vermont Bowl Company August 5 & 6 ,2017 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

 

Watercolor Painting with Jane May Jones 1:00 – 4:00 Learn step-by-step watercolor techniques at the Boyd Family Farm for an afternoon of watercolor painting, creativity and giggles! Paint a small watercolor painting. No experience necessary, all materials provided. $30.00 per person. RSVP by Aug. 4.  BYOB. The Boyd Family Farm 125 East Dover Road, Wilmington, VT www.boydfamilyfarm.com 802 464-5618

 

 “Country Roads” Ride & Rally “rolling start” 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM for Antique & Specialty Cars & all Motorcycles - Will be Route Sheeted; Cars go one way, Motorcycles go the other Blueberry Treats after your Ride -Suggested Donation $20.00 per vehicle To Benefit West Dover Congregational Church and Deerfield Valley Rescue 464 2042 for additional information meet at 104 Route 100 West Dover, VT.

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 Block Party 5 pm Wilmington at night takes on a smooth blue glow!!! Dance in the streets. 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. Sponsored by the town of Wilmington and Wilmington Works. Rain-or-shine. Bring your bubbles, hula hoops and street art chalk talent! FMI visit wilmingtonworksvt.com/blueberry-block-party

Blueberry Pie Eating Contest 6 pm at the Block Party in the front of the Cady and Dugan Building. Ages 4-12, limited to 30 children, first come first signed up. Sponsored by C&S Wholesale Grocers, Wahoo’s and the Southern Vermont Deerfield 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, blueberry soda

and cider on tap! All growler fills $2 off! 34 West Main Street. ratuvt@gmail.com. 802 464-2252

 

Sunday August 6, 2017

 

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.

 

PROMOTIONS THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL

 

LODGING

 

BOOK NOW! 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

SHOPPING

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 & Chapman’s Antique Barn will have a 20% off sale for anyone showing the blueberry passport in both of our shops!  Hours at www.chapmansantiques.com Barn: 38 New England Power Road; Wilmington – 802-464-8344 or 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

Eco-tique 'VT Made Green Gifts' 20% off - VT Made Ceramic Berry Bowls in

assorted colors and glazes and blue dot specials on various items throughout the store. 112 Route 100 (in the historic district) West Dover, VT 464 5400 www.shopecotique.com

Ugly Duckling Yarn  All Blue yarns 20% off to celebrate the Blueberry Festival.  Sale includes variegated yarns!  www.uglyducklingyarn.com 114 Rt. 100 Wilmington, VT 802-464-6300

Zoar Adventure Center Free Blue Zoar sticker or Tattoo when the kids stop in at the Zoar Adventure Center at 36 W. Main St. Wilmington 802-464-2450. Look for the Blue tag sales on select retail items in the store.

Norton House Quilting - SALE on Snoozies! Buy 3 Snoozies (thick cushion Sherpa socks, thin boot socks, and slippers in every size and color) and you'll receive 1 FREE! We also have a large selection of puzzles and craft kits.  Plus we'll complete all your quilting desires!  As a bonus, when you spend over $40. you'll receive a 1/4 pound of fudge next-door at the 1836 Country Store. We're open 9-5pm everyday. 30 West Main Street, Wilmington, VT. Facebook.com/NortonHouseQuilting 802-464-7213

Boyd Family Farm – Pick Your Own Blueberries – on this 6th generation Vermont family farm –show us this Passport and get 20% the purchase of any Shrubs or Trees! 125 East Dover Road, Wilmington

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

The Hermitage Golf Club This Desmond Muirhead design is the hidden gem of golf in Southern
Vermont. Come experience natural rolling terrain where expansive views of the Green Mountains are revealed on every hole. Midweek Golf Specials Monday – Wednesday Golf Special: Green fee and cart for $35.
Senior Rate (Thursday – Friday): $45 with cart. Friday 9 holes 2 for 1 (after 3:00pm): $35 with cart.   
Book today by calling 802-464-4300

 

Adams Farm Beat the Blues by visiting our friendly farm animals! Wear a blue shirt and get $1 off your admission! $5.00 off Paint Ball Equipment Rental with reservation.15 Higley Hill Rd, Wilmington, 802-464-3762

 

DINING

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

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 12 - 9 pm Locally made farm fresh ice cream & the creamiest soft serve. 10 days only Blueberry Cheesecake Creemee! Serving up farm fresh blueberry surprises as well! 716 RT 100, Wilmington, www.creemeestand.com

 

Hola Amigo’s!  La Casitas Blueberry Margarita will instantly become your new favorite cocktail of the summer. Make sure you stop on by for our Pig Roast on August 5th and try our one of a kind blueberry salsa! 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 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.  802-464-501

Get Sticky with Blueberries!!!  Sticky Fingers Bakery will be offering scratch-made blueberry ice cream, Danish, muffins and tarts- OH MY!!!  Pair these with a bottle of scratch- made blueberry milk from Mad Milk and you will be feeling the love!  210 Rt. 100; West Dover VT 802-464-9463 www.stickyfingersvermontbakery.com

The Food Truck at the Nutmeg will be complementing their rotisserie chickens with fresh blueberry iced tea and homemade blueberry panna cotta (both made from berries picked right here, at The Nutmeg). Stop by for a picnic-style meal beside the river or pick up a meal to-go. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 4pm. 802.380.6101. Accepting preorders. www.thenutmegvermont.com 153 W Main St, Wilmington, VT 05363

 

Joe’s Home Cookin’ Open 11AM-8:30PM Home of the famous Lobster Roll.  Seafood at its best!  All entrees homemade daily, take out available.  727-646-8475 Rt. 100 Wilmington VT – Next to Creemee Stand

 

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 Specials at Betsey’s Dots of Dover Join us for incredible Blueberry Lemonade Mimosas, a blueberry barbeque with blueberry salsa, and blueberry baked French toast!  Located at 2 Mountain Park Plaza, West Dover.  802-464-6476

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!  North Star Pizza and Bowling 179 Rt. 100 Wilmington VT 802-464-5148

 

SERVICES

Hairaphernalia A full service salon: 20% off a single service or retail product from July 28th- August 6th.  Closed Sundays and Mondays.  127 Rt. 100, West Dover VT.  802-464-6244

Mountain Styles Salon & Spa “Paint the Town Blue” 15% off all Beauty Products! Come check out the salon we are now offering several new services including Lash Extensions and Balyage! RT 100, West Dover, 802-464-1116

 

25% off Naturespa Light-Hearted Body Treatment Soften skin and lift spirits with a sweet sugar body polish and neroli butter massage. Call for reservations!!! 89 Grand Summit Way, West Dover, 802-464-6606

 

 

Zoar Adventure Center 10% off regularly priced rentals of bikes, SUPs and kayaks at the Zoar Adventure Center during the Blueberry Festival July 28th to August 6th only (not applicable to discounted rates) 36 W. Main St Wilmington 802-464-2450