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Maine Wild Blueberry Festivals

Love Maine wild blueberries? Add these 4 Maine wild blueberry festivals to your list of things to do this summer for the full wild blueberry experience.

By Molly Shuster

Aug 02 2016

Wild Blueberries, Washington County, Maine

Beautiful Maine Wild Blueberries.

Photo Credit : Kindra Clineff
Maine wild blueberry festivals are a great place to not only celebrate everything Maine wild blueberry, but also to stock up on fresh fruit. Thankfully, the berries freeze beautifully for later use: Simply arrange them in a single layer on baking sheets to freeze; then store in zip-top bags.
Beautiful Maine Wild Blueberries.
Beautiful Maine Wild Blueberries.
Photo Credit : Kindra Clineff

Maine Wild Blueberry Festivals

Wilton Blueberry Festival | August 2–3, 2019

Attractions include complimentary horse-drawn carriage rides, road races, boat tours, and a pancake breakfast. 

Machias Wild Blueberry Festival | August 16–18, 2019

Taking over downtown Machias, and centered at the Centre Street Congregational Church, this is the granddaddy of all blueberry fests, offering an annual blueberry-themed play, road races, cooking contests, and craft booths.
Maine Wild Blueberry Festivals
Scenes from the Wild Blueberry Festival in Machias, ME.
Photo Credit : Kindra Clineff

Rangeley Lake Blueberry Festival | August 15, 2019

Held in downtown Rangeley, this festival hosts some 60 vendors, including food, craft, and jewelry booths. Don’t miss the frog-jumping contest. 

Union Fair Maine Wild Blueberry Festival | August 17–24, 2019

Launched in 1959, today the Maine Wild Blueberry Festival offers live music, entertainment, and an annual “Blueberry Queen” contest. Pie-baking competitions, eating contests, and fireworks round out the offerings. This post was first published in 2016 and has been updated.