Florida Blueberry Festivals in 2018

Looking for a blueberry festival in Florida in 2018? (just scroll down the page)There is no other listing as complete and current as this list, just updated! All the blueberry festivals in Florida we can find are listed on this page! If you love strawberries, look for a festival near you below! And I'm always looking for more blueberry festivals! Please write me, if you know of any to add!  I update the dates as soon as the festivals publish their information, but you can always click on the links (usually the name of the festival) to see the current information on the festival's own website. 

I update this list every year, but still click on the links to the festival (the blue, underlined name of the each festival) to confirm this year's dates on the website for each festival They may change or cancel at the last minute. . If they don't have a website, call the phone number provided, but ALWAYS CONFIRM THIS YEAR'S DATES AND TIMES BY EITHER VIEWING THEIR WEBSITE OR CALLING.

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2018 Blueberry Festivals in Florida - Where, When and More to Find a Blueberry Festival Near You!

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Blueberries typically ripen from April (in Florida and Texas) through June and August in the upper Midwest and New England. June dominates as the month for blueberry production (and festivals) Unlike strawberries, which grow almost anywhere, blueberries are grown commercially in half as many states.

There are two general types of blueberry festivals 1) community festivals, usually organized by a church, school, local Chamber of commerce or a town and 2). Blueberry festival held at and by a farm. They are different in what they offer, and community festivals tend to be less expensive so they are grouped separately. (of course not all states and areas have both.)
Following the festival listings are links to our easy to follow directions about making blueberry jam, freezing blueberries, blueberry pies and much more.

Community Blueberry Festivals

  • Avon Park Annual Blueberry Festival - Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10 am to 4 pm
    Donaldson Park, 109 E. Main Street, Avon Park, FL 33825.   The lakeside event features live bluegrass music, blueberry products for sale, BBQ chicken dinners for sale, a Kid's Zone, and original arts and crafts vendors.
  • Bostwick Blueberry Festival - April 28, 2018; from 8 am to 3 pm; for other years see their website for most current dates; Saturday, in late April or early May
    Bostwick Community Center Bostwick Public Library 125 Tillman Street, Bostwick, FL 32007. Phone: 904-268-3346. Directions: Off US Highway 17, 7 miles north of Palatka. It is held at the Bostwick Community Center in Bostwick, Florida, 125 Tillman Street. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in May. Payment: Blueberry pancake breakfast served from 8 am to noon (5.00), arts and crafts, country store, fresh blueberries, homemade blueberry pies and other blueberry baked goods for sale, plants for sale, library book fair, continuous entertainment, refreshments and snacks.  Click here for our Facebook page. Blueberry Festival Activities include Delicious Blueberry Pancake Breakfast served with country sausage, homemade blueberry syrup, coffee, milk, or juice - Saturday, 8 am to noon; ALL DAY: Blueberry Ice Cream, Homemade Blueberry Pies (get there real early), Vendors selling Food, Arts, and Crafts, Blueberry and Tropical Plants, Local Cook Books, Bostwick Library Used-Book Sale, Humane Society Pet Adoptions, Official Blueberry Festival T-shirts, totes, Free Live Entertainment all day, Free Parking and Free Shuttle Service, and of course - fresh-picked Miller Blueberries by the pound!
  • Bronson Annual Blueberry Festival. - Saturday May 19, 2018 from 9 am to 2 pm
    Bronson, Florida 32621. Phone: (352) 486-2354. Email: [email protected]. The fourth annualThere you will find all things blueberry, from fresh blueberries to a wide assortment of other foods made with blueberries. Other delicious foods will also be for sale. The Blueberry Festival will host local growers with fresh berries for sale. Vendors will be on hand selling a wide assortment of crafts and other goods. There will be music and a children's play area.  The morning of the festival the 5k Blueberry Stomp will take place with registration starting at 7am and the race starting at 7:30am. The 3.2-mile course will wind through town to finish in the James H Cobb Park.  
  • Brooksville Blueberry Festival - April 28, 2018 from 11am to 9 pm and April 29, 2018 from  12 pm to 6 pm
    Hernando Park, Brooksville, FL. Phone: (727) 410-0072. This year our Kid Zone will be designed to keep the Kids Busy and send them home wore out. Whether it's the Live Ponies, Climbing Wall, Gator Slide or one of the many other activities, the Kids will be Glad they came. Face painter on site both days. . Plus on April 28th 10 a.m. the Miss and Mr. Brooksville Blueberry Pageant for Agess 0-21. And LIVE MUSIC- SHOPPING-KIDS ZONE-GREAT FOOD AND DRINK .
  • Florida Blueberry Festival - April , Cancelled for 2018 to return in a different city in 2019
    in past years, it was held in Brooksville, Florida 34601. Phone 352-631-5489. Fax 352-593-5919. 2018 UPDATE: The Official Florida Blueberry Festival™ has suspended operations for 2018; the Florida Blueberry Festival will be reopening March of 2019 at our new Central Florida Location. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. You can see a news story about the 2018 cancellation and festival's move here.
  • Island Grove Blueberry Fest - Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
    Cross Creek, Florida 32640. Phone: 352/466-3353. Email: [email protected]. Fun for the Whole Family! Delicious Florida Foods for Breakfast and Lunch, Bake Sale, Arts and Crafts Vendors, Kids activities and entertainment, Old time activities (Rib Shoot), Cake Baking Contest. Blueberries and plants available. Large Yard Sale. All proceeds go to the Cross Creek Volunteer Fire Department. CROSS CREEK • ISLAND GROVE • LOCHLOOSA
  • Mount Dora Blueberry Festival - in 2018,  Saturday  April 28th and  29th, 2018 from 9am to 5pm
    Elizabeth Evans Park, 100 N. Donnelly St., Mount Dora, FL. Phone: 407-913-4140 .  Phone: (352) 217-8390. Email: [email protected].Directions: Hwy 441 to south on Donnelly Street to the end at Lake Dora's waters edge. Click here for a map and directions.  FREE ADMISSION. 2018 is their 4th year Click here for a link to our Facebook page. The Annual festival returns to the shores Lake Dora at Elizabeth Evans Park with over 100 vendors on hand, live entertainment, kids activities and much more! Sponsored by the Festivals of Florida, Inc.farm market, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, inflatables/bounce house, train rides (train on a track) For more information, call or see our website. (UPDATED: March 26, 2018) (ADDED: May 234 2015, JBS)
  • Northeast Florida Blueberry Festival - Friday and Saturday in mid/late June  Note in 2018 - It looks like this festival may have closed down - does anyone have any current information?  If so, please write me,
    Northeast Florida Fair Grounds, US-1, Callahan, FL 32011. They have blueberries, blueberry pies, muffins and pancakes, and they also have entertainment (fiddlers and cloggers), BBQ beef, pulled pork and fries. There is a children's water slide, face painters and pony rides. For the adults, there are arts/crafts tents and the dunking pond. Directions: it is usually held at NE Florida Fairgrounds on Route 1 (just north of downtown Callahan).   (UPDATED: April 20, 2010, from the news story)
  • Pasco County Blueberry Festival - Blueberry Jerry Jamboree - late April or early May - still waiting for this year's dates (both their website and Faceboo page are 1 to 2 years out of date)
    Alric Pottberg Road, Hudson, FL 34610. Email:  [email protected] or [email protected]. Directions: At the Concourse entrance off of SR 52 in Hudson between Hays Rd & the Veterans Expressway (safety town entrance). Featuring lots of Blueberry Goodies, Vendors, Food, Entertainment, a Kids Fun Zone w/ Bounce Houses & Games, etc... Lots of fun for everyone! Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
  • Red White & Blues Fest - Early May; from 8am-4pm
    3250 NE 140th Ave, Williston , FL 32696. Phone: (352) 529-0594. Alternate Phone: (772) 260-3883. Email: [email protected]. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Heading North on highway 27 Turn Left on NE 140th Ct. (at the BP Station) Turn Right onto 40th Street Make an immediate Left onto Upick Lane .06 miles and the Farm is on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Entry fee to festival- $7.00 at gate $5.00 pre-sale online 12 and under free parking is free U-pick $4.00 per pound Pre picked blueberries $5.00 per pound NO PETS ALLOWED. Blueberry festivals, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, inflatables/bounce house, carnival rides, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals,  We expect this event to draw an attendance of over 4,000 people. The Blues Fest will feature live music & entertainment, fine arts & crafts, retailers, local business, charities, beer & wine gazebo, festival goods, blueberry products & pies and of course 100+ acres of our fresh blueberries for picking!(UPDATED: March 20, 2017)
  • The Arc Santa Rosa Blueberry Bash - June 23, 2018 from 8 am to 2 pm
    6225 Dixie Road, Milton, FL 32570. Phone: 850-623-9320. Fax: 850-623-2877. Email: [email protected]. Are you ready for some family fun? Come on out and join us at the 9th Annual Blueberry Bash! This is one BASH you do not want to miss. Enjoy the day picking fresh Blueberries and listening to live music while shopping local Vendors, Arts & Crafts, and having the kids entertained with Children's activities. Enjoy seeing the hot cars at the Show & Shine Car Show, or starting your day with the Blueberry Bash 5K Run & Walk. Directions: North 3 miles from Highway 90 on Dogwood Road (89) to the 89/87 intersection. Take immediate left hand turn around and make U-Turn back to Dixie on right. We are 3 miles south of NAS Whiting Field. The Arc Santa Rosa Annual Blueberry Bash is held in mid to late June on a Saturday, from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm. The "Blueberry Bash" promises to be a fun-filled, family orientated event including local Arts and Crafts vendors, Food, Entertainment and a variety of Children's Activities. We will also have Blueberry fruit, plants and a Blueberry Cookbook available for purchase.  Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Blueberries from late May to early July. Scuppernongs and Muscadines in early August.. The Event is free and open to public. 
  • Wellborn Annual Blueberry Festival - Saturday, June 2. 2018
    1340 - 8th Avenue, Wellborn, FL 32094. Phone: 386-963-1157. Alternate Phone: 386-590-0002. Fax: 386-963-1151. Email: [email protected]. Open: Saturday, early June, from 7:00am to 5:00pm. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: I-75, Exit 427 (Hwy 90 Lake City); West 10 miles, then right (north) on CR137 to blinking light, turn left. OR: I-10 to Exit 292 (Wellborn CR 137); South to blinking light, turn right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here r our Facebook page. Admission is free. Arts & Crafts and Food Vendors, our Country Store featuring blueberry items, live entertainment, and children's amusements. Fresh blueberries and blueberry plants available. The blueberry pancake breakfast will be served at 7:00 am and the parade starts at 10:30. Hosted by the Wellborn Community Association, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.  blueberries, Harvest festival, produce for sale, Cooked or baked foods for sale, parking provide free, Shuttle buses to/from parking, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, parade, musical entertainment, carnival rides, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, FREE admission,

Farm Blueberry Festivals

In addition to community and church festivals, some private farms have their own blueberry festivals.  See each farm for this year's dates (they often do not announce them until the end of May). They usually have PYO strawberries then, too.  Also, scroll down to see the links to recipes, freezing, canning and jam making directions at the bottom of the page.

  • Keel & Curley Winery Annual Blueberry Festival - May
    5210 W. Thonotosassa Road, Plant City, FL 33565. Phone: 813-752-9100. Fax: 813-752-9199. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Note: this is a business-operated festival, not a community/volunteer run festival. They are charging $5 for parking this year  (2011).
    Comments from a visitor on May 03, 2010: "The winery has a blueberry festival this weekend. They have u-pick blueberries and blueberry wine among other wines. Place for the kids and craft stuff."
    Comments from a visitor on May 17, 2010: "They have a blueberry festival every year. 2010's festival was on Saturday, May 15th and Sunday, 16th. They open their orchards to U-pick blueberries for the festival ($3/lb for the last 2 years). All info can be found on their website. They sell blueberry wine. "

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Unconfirmed festivals

  • Tarpon Springs Blue Berry Festival - May, Friday to Sunday, Noon until 7 pm. NOTE: I cannot find ANYTHING about this festival in 2018 - it's like they just vanished. I assume they have been discontinued. If you   have any current information,  please write me,
    161 E. Tarpon Avenue South Pinellas Ave. & surrounding streets, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689. Phone: (727) 869-9884. Email: [email protected]. Open: May , Friday to Sunday, Noon until 7 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Blueberries, parking provide free, musical entertainment, carnival rides, restrooms, petting zoo, events at your location (call for info), FREE admissionFamily Festival held May 7 - 9 in the Antique district of the historical Tarpon Springs. Amongst other Fun things, we'll be having a "Best Dressed Picnic Basket" contest, $50 cash to the First Place winner; a Silent Auction, Children's Theater all day Sunday, and many more things to offer.