Keep in mind that some of the festivals below may be canceled or altered for 2020. The situation is changing so rapidly and many festivals are not announcing their plans until the last minute, so when we have not seen an update, we've left last year's data below and suggest you see the festivals website or call the festival as the date gets close to see if they will hold it this year. Some festivals are still being held, while others are being canceled for 2020.
Looking for a blueberry festival in Massachusetts in 2020? (just scroll down the page)There is no other listing as complete and current as this list, just updated! All the blueberry festivals in Massachusetts 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.
Click here for the form to add a festival and have detailed information; or click here if you have general information and are not connected with the event!
Blueberries typically ripen in July and even August in Massachusetts and most of New England. July and August dominates as the months for blueberry production (and festivals). And while Maine is famous for wild blueberries, even these are now mostly grown on afrms; "wild" refers to the origions of the plant variety, rather than the method of cultivation.
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
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.
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.
Also, see our pages on easy illustrated blueberry directions:
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