The 37th Annual Whitesbog Blueberry Festival 2020

The Whitesbog Blueberry Festival is an old fashioned country fair set in the Pine Barrens historic village with museums, historic homes, a General Store, tractor-pulled wagon rides to the blueberry field to pick heirloom berries, local handmade craft vendors, local folk music, with berries for sale from a local blueberry farm. This event helps support many local businesses, artists, farms, chefs and proceeds benefit community programs and preservation of the historic village, farm fields, trails and Elizabeth White Gardens, open to the public for free year-round. The event raises funds for educational programs on the culture, ecology and history of the region.

We will be celebrating the Birthplace of Blueberries All Season Long with Virtual and in-person events June, July and August!

Kickoff the Blueberry Harvest Season in the Birthplace of the Blueberry! (For real, Elizabeth Coleman White and Dr. Frederick Coville developed the first crop of blueberries here in 1916).

The Whitesbog Blueberry Festival is an old fashioned country fair set in the Pine Barrens historic village with museums, historic homes, a General Store, tractor-pulled wagon rides to the blueberry field to pick heirloom berries, local handmade craft vendors, local folk music, with berries for sale from a local blueberry farm. This event helps support many local businesses, artists, farms, chefs and proceeds benefit community programs and preservation of the historic village, farm fields, trails and Elizabeth White Gardens, open to the public for free year-round. The event raises funds for educational programs on the culture, ecology and history of the region.

37 Years of the Blueberry Festival!!!

Whitesbog’s Blueberry Festival helps spread funds throughout the community, to farms like Walt Adams Blueberries, Ammon Nursery, Pine Barrens Native Fruits, local artists who sell their wares, designers or the high school art program who print t-shirts, local restaurants and food trucks, musicians, the shuttle bus company, the port-a-potty company, the banner printing company, etc. We spend $25,000 to put on a typical Blueberry Festival and about 98% goes to a local business or individual.

The funds we raise at Blueberry Festival support our education programs, our teachers, our preservation of stories, landscapes, structures, photographs, the culture and history of the Pine Barrens. It can pay for the salaries of two part-time staff, which are deeply needed to continue our work. Help us continue to welcome school students from all over South Jersey (over 4,000 last year!) to learn about the Birthplace of Blueberries!

Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey Council on the Arts, Department of State, and the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Department of Resource Conservation, Division of Parks.” The grant funds this year will stretch to fall concerts and programs.

We will have in-person plant pick ups in July and hope to also be selling blueberry flats the same way, with contact-less pick up from pre-orders on July 11th.

Festival art work is by Theresa Quedenfeld, Colleen Loges worked on variations on the t-shirt contest submission, and Kenny Willitts designed our great rustic graphic with the water tower, antique car and blueberries!

This is the 33rd Whitesbog Blueberry Festival Promo - Just so you can get a feel for it - as this is Virtual we can travel in time

Last years Blueberry Festival by Donovan Gardner

Last Years Blueberry Festival

Sponsors

Renewal By Andersen
Irene & Mike Charney
Luxury Bath NJ PA
NJM Insurance Group
JW Jenkins & Sons Well Drilling Inc.
Chesterfield Electric & HVAC
iPaint NJ
Bath Saver Inc.
Dimeglio Septic
Wegmans
Brett & Lise Mainor
Fred + III Blueberry Farm