North Carolina Blueberry Festivals in 2018

Looking for a blueberry festival in North Carolina 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 North Carolina 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 North Carolina - Where, When and More to Find a Blueberry Festival Near You!

 North Carolina

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

  • Ammon NC Annual Blueberry Festival - the first Saturday in June
    Ammon, NC. Phone: 910-862-4163. The Ammon Volunteer Fire Department has a pancake breakfast from 6:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.. The parade will start at 10 a.m., and it lasts approximately 30 minutes. According to George Clifford Smith, the director of this year's Ammon Blueberry Festival, Bladen County's Honor Guard will be presenting the colors and will be leading the parade. Different businesses, beauty queens, boy scouts, baton twirlers, motorcycle clubs, antique cars and trucks, hunting clubs and the fire department will all be in the parade this year. New businesses are welcome to join in the parade.
  • Annual NC Blueberry Festival - Saturday, June
    downtown, Burgaw, NC. Friday Events 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Live Band: The Holiday Band 5-8 PM; Recipe Contest: Agriculture Building (801 S. Walker St) 11 AM-1 PM; Antique Show & Sale: Historic Depot Platform 12-8 PM; BBQ Cook-off: Across from Piggly Wiggly 7 AM-6 PM; Tour De Blueberry (Circular Bike Race): Starts at 5:00 PM; Golf Tournament: River Landing. Saturday Events: 9:00 am to 9:00 PM; Headline Entertainment: The Embers 11 am to 1:30 PM; Legends of the Beach 3 - 5 PM; Craig Woolard Band 6 - 9 PM. Food Arts & Crafts; Educational Events; Children's Activities; Cape Fear Cyclists Fun Ride; Car Show; 5K Run/Walk; Beer & Wine Garden; Antique Show & Sale; Blueberry Baked Goods  
  • Bridgeton NC BlueberryFest - June;  June 15-16, 2018
    1101 B St, New Bern, NC 28560. Email: [email protected]. The BlueberryFest will feature an array of local crafters, vendors selling goods, and businesses from Bridgeton and Craven County to help celebrate the luscious, tangy bite of the local blueberry!  , the Bridgeton BlueberryFest, hosted by the Bridgeton Improvement Committee, will entice your taste buds with the tantalizing tang of fresh picked blueberries from our local farms, Morris Farm and Nelson Farm. Activities include the Blueberry Bake-Off to the blueberry pancake breakfast, blueberry candied apples, blueberry wine, blueberry ice cream, and blueberry lemonade. The Breeze Band will kick off the weekend with a free beach music concert Friday evening at 7:00. Batman will make a presence with his Batmobile at 6:00. Bryan Mayer will conclude the weekend with a free country music concert Saturday afternoon with the opening act Steel Shot at 1:00. There will be kids activities for the cost of a wrist band, food trucks, fire trucks, slides, crafts, soaps, jewelry, clothing, Scentsy, Tupperware, pottery, tee shirts, and more continues to be added. Proceeds for a $5 parking donation will go to the fire department, a small price to pay for free concerts! Come join us and enjoy the tantalizing taste of blueberries! (UPDATED: May 29, 2018)

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.

  • We will be adding these as we find them;  Please write me, if you know of any to add!

Related Blueberry Information: Freezing, Making Jam, Jelly, Canning, Blueberry Pies, Recipes and More

Also, see our pages on easy illustrated blueberry directions:

For other fruit and vegetable festivals, see this page!