Whitesbog Blueberry Summer Fest 2021

Saturdays from June 26 - August 7
10am - 2pm

Whitesbog’s Blueberry Summer Fest

Every Saturday from 10am-2pm. Rain Dates: Sundays.
New theme each Saturday

June 26: Blueberry Season Kickoff

July 3: Red, White and Blueberry

July 10: Pinelands Day

July 17: Plants of the Pines

July 24: Creatures of the Pines
Moth Night & Moonlight Walk

July 31: Living History Day
Vintage Costumes


August 7: Family Day


Plan a family outing or surprise your sweetheart with a memorable date.

Whether you visit from up the road or venture out on a day-trip to the Pine Barrens, come on down to pick a personal pint of blueberries, listen to live music, and take home a fresh blueberry pie and one-of-a-kind gift at the annual Blueberry Festival at Whitesbog, the birthplace of the cultivated blueberry.

Pre-order Blueberry Flats, Pies & Plants

There is no entry fee.

Please note: Entry closes when we reach capacity. There is no overflow parking or shuttle buses.
The roads are sandy and bumpy! In case of rain, we will move activities to Sunday.
Visit our Facebook page for the latest news and updates
For vending info and general questions please email whitesbogevents@gmail.com

Have Fun and Help the Farm

For close to forty years, festival guests like you have helped us preserve the rich history of our farm and village. What was once a Blueberry Trail Run with a few volunteers selling blueberries and t-shirts blossomed into this popular old-fashioned country festival. By enjoying live music and local vendors, exploring history and the unique ecology of The NJ Pine Barrens, festival guests have played a significant role in raising money for recent renovations and ongoing maintenance.

Why is The Blueberry
Festival Important?

The Blueberry Summer Fest supports programs and staff in the village so we can continue to provide open hours for the public and educational programming. Funds also help support local blueberry farms and nurseries, and each year thousands of dollars are spent right here in our community (Browns Mills and Pemberton, NJ). Plus, the Blueberry Summer Fest is a great way to see the whole village, from our various museums to the heritage blueberry sites.

FAQs

There are ramps on the General Store, Cranberry & Blueberry Museum, Barrel Factory and some cottages. The roads are sandy and can be bumpy and depending on the weather, puddles do form. There are handicapped parking spaces in the parking lot, but they can fill up quickly on event days.

Yes, but we ask that you bring well-behaved dogs and keep them on a leash at all times during your visit. Trash must be taken with you, so please plan to pick up after your pet.

We will move the event to Sunday if Saturday’s forecast indicates moderate to heavy rain. We will post updates on the Facebook event page. Please dress for the weather.

We recommend checking the Facebook event page for updates and if the entry is closed, come back another week! As a small historic village, we have only so much capacity for vehicles. If you arrive and the main parking lot is full, you may be directed to alternate parking areas. Some are up to a mile away and sandy, and there will not be shuttle buses this year! If you don’t mind a hike in the sand, this might be an option for you.

Yes, as we are not hosting a big single weekend event as in past years, we removed the entry fee. We do appreciate donations as they provide most of the funding to run the Village.

Some are cash only and some may accept Square, Paypal, Venmo, etc. The General Store accepts credit cards and debit cards through Square. There is no ATM in the Village, so we suggest you stop for cash before you arrive. Browns Mills has several banks, Wawa, CVS, Rite Aid, and convenience stores with ATMs.

YES! Every week will have a different collection of kids activities including arts and crafts, outdoor fun, games for the family, cutouts for photo ops, music, instruments, and more! We will have wagon rides ($5) on several festival days and blueberry picking in the fields ($5).

Music

Tap your feet and move to the music from local roots bands and performers.
On June 26 we will dedicate the stage in memory of local musician Joe Jones and hold a memorial for musician Ken Mcclaren.

Food + Drink

Blueberry Festival 2019 Whitesbog

Vendors

Discover unique gifts, crafts, art, and more from local artisans and businesses,
and learn from local nonprofits and ecology organizations.
Don’t forget to grab this year’s limited edition Blueberry Festival t-shirt.

Whitesbog History

Step into over a hundred years of history of fruit cultivation and farming.

Blueberry Recipes

Transform your delicious bounty into treats to savor right away or save for after blueberry season ends.

Sponsors

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