2020 Virginia Blueberry FestivalsVirginia Blueberry Festivals in 2020

Update for 2020 and Coronavirus:

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 Virginia 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 Virginia 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!

2020 Blueberry Festivals in Virginia - Where, When and More to Find a Blueberry Festival Near You!

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Blueberries typically ripen in July in Virginia, some varieties start in mid June, some go into August.

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

  • Buffalo Mountain Presbyterian Church Blueberry Festival -  Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 12 pm until 3 pm.
    2102 Childress Road, Willis, Virginia. Buffalo Mountain Presbyterian Church will be hosting their second annual Blueberry Festival. There will be food, fun, and live music! We will also have a bake sale table, yard sale items, and blueberries for sale!  Last year's event was a great time of community sharing and we hope you can join us this year as we do it all again. Check our Facebook page for additional information in the days ahead. Be sure to set this date aside on your calendar and share our posts with your friends.
  • Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival - Late July - see their website for current dates and hours (32nd Annual July 19, 2019 to July 21, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m)
    Chincoteague Center, 6155 Community Dr., Chincoteague Island, VA 23336. Phone: 757-894-2334.  Email: samserio@esva.net. Directions: Click here for a map. Chincoteague Blueberry Festival celebrating nature's healthiest fruit Join us in a mid-summer celebration of nature's tastiest and most healthy gift - The Blueberry - at the Chincoteague Blueberry Festival. Held at the beautiful Chincoteague Center on Chincoteague Island. This "beautiful land across the water" and vacation paradise on the Eastern Shore of Virginia hosts the Blueberry Festival every year on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday prior to the Chincoteague Pony Swim, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm each day. The largest Fine Arts & Crafts Event on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Non-Stop Family-Friendly Entertainment. Accomack County. Click here for a link to our Facebook page 

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.

  • Drewry Farms Blueberry Jam Festival - Mid to late June each year (over a 3 day, Friday - Sunday)
    541 Strawberry Lane, Wakefield, VA 23888. Phone: (757) 899-3636. Fax: (757) 899-8175. Email: michael_drewry@yahoo.com. Open: the festival occurs in mid to late June each year (over a 3 day, Friday - Sunday). Directions: Located approximately 3.5 miles north of Wakefield on Route 31. Look for farm sign. 3 miles North of Wakefield, Virginia on Route 31. The blueberry picking season kicks off at our Blueberry Jam Festival on June 22st. We have been growing blueberries for over 20 years and thought is was time to evolve. In addition to our classic berries, we have many exciting new additions! Literally, Drewry Farms is growing by leaps and bounds. Last fall we planted 12,000 strawberry plants. We picked our first crop April 18 and sold them at the Smithfield Farmer's Market. Additionally, we have added hundreds of blackberry and raspberry vines for our u-pick operation. click here for our Facebook page. "Blueberry Jam" A Charity (Virginia Peninsula Food Bank, Buy Fresh Buy Local Hampton Roads, Five Points Community Market) Celebration of Natural Foods, Local Musicians and Artisans! Located only 1 hour from Richmond and Hampton Roads, a weekend camping festival celebrating local foods, musicians and artisans!   Enjoy fresh berry picking, local produce, yoga, speakers and demonstrations, live painting, visual art, jam sessions, and more! Blueberry Jam Festival is an event created on the premise of community and unity. It is our goal to invite and attract guests of a limitless array of cultures to share common interests such as music, arts, crafts, food, leisure, and sustainability.  Drewry Farms will host Blueberry Jam Festival to kick off the berry picking and produce season with plenty of fresh, local foods. We aim to share this experience with local cultural groups, historians, farmers, musicians, youth groups, enthusiasts, and anyone who wishes to try something new. Awareness is key at Blueberry Jam Festival, and understanding that we all have something to give and receive from one another.  

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!


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