Whitesbog Blueberry Summer Fest 2022

Saturdays from June 25 - July 23
10am - 3pm

Whitesbog’s Blueberry Summer Fest

Every Saturday from 10am-3pm. Rain Dates: Sundays.
New theme each Saturday

June 25: Blueberry Season Kickoff

July 3: Red, White and Blueberry
Baking with Blueberries
(Rain Date)

July 9: Jersey Devil and
Pinelands Day

July 16: Plants & Creatures
of the Pines
& Moonlight Walk

July 23: Living History & Local Authors Day Whitesbog Book Signing

July 30: Music Day (10 - 3)
Moth Night (9 pm - 11 pm)
(No Blueberries this week)

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.

Don’t forget to grab this year’s limited edition Blueberry Festival t-shirt.

Pre-order Blueberry Flats, Pies & Plants

There is no entry fee, but donations are greatly appreciated 🙂

Visit our Facebook page for the latest news and updates 

For vending info and general questions please email whitesbopreservationtrust@gmail.com

Vendor application is online and can be found here, please upload one photo only.

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 heavy rain, we will move activities to Sunday.

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.

More About Blueberry Summer Fest 2022

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:

June 25: Elaine & The Cimarron Sky Band, Michael Tearson, FiddleKicks

July 3: The Accidental Jug Band, Tony Pileggi, Jennifer and Phil Mylod

July 9: Dulcimer Boys, Ed Mattson, Twisted Timbers

July 16: Saw Mill Run, Brian Rauch & Moe Dean, Alpha Rabbit

July 23: Jim Gooch & Flim Flam Band, Brian Rauch & Ed Mattson, Moe Deam & MD Concept

July 30: BAD DOGZ, Cranberry Jam, Random Notes

Food + Drink

Blueberry ice cream, pies, scones, turnovers, old-fashioned sodas and snacks at The General Store.

Enjoy local food flavors and drinks:

June 25: Smokin’ Rev and Lady Q’s Gourmet Barbeque and PAEA Hotdogs and Chips, DiMatteo Vineyard Wines

July 3: Two Blue Rooster’s Empanadas (meat and veggie options!) and DiMatteo Vineyards Wines

July 9: Two Blue Roosters Empanadas and DiMatteo Vineyard Wines

July 16: Two Blue Roosters Empanadas & Chicken Sandwiches

July 23: Two Blue Roosters Empanadas & Chicken Sandwiches

Vendors

Discover unique gifts, crafts, art, and more from local artisans and businesses,
and learn from local nonprofits and ecology organizations. A list of vendors for each week can be found here.

For vending info and general questions please email whitesbogpreservationtrust@gmail.com

Vendor application is online and can be found here, please upload one photo only.

Whitesbog History

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

Learn more on a Village Tour, House Tour or read more here.

Blueberry Recipes

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

Sponsors

Thank you to our Sponsors who support Blueberry Summer Fest at Whitesbog including Renewal By Andersen, UPS Store #6342, Brett & Lise Mainor and Tom Besselman. Thanks to our partners including New Jersey State Parks & Forests, J.J. White, Inc. and the Pinelands Antique Engine Association.

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