2024 New York Blueberry FestivalsNew York Blueberry Festivals in 2024

Update for 2024:

It looks like most festivals are returning, aside from those that were killed off by the lockdowns of the past 2 years. That took a heavy toll on their finances. I am checking with them day by day, if you have an update for an, please tell me via the Feedback form.

Looking for a blueberry festival in New York in 2024? (just scroll down the page)There is no other listing as complete and current as this list, just updated! All the blueberry festivals in New York 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.

Always click on the links to the festival to confirm this year's dates; weather and other conditions could cause a change at the last minute. 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.

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2024 Blueberry Festivals in New York - Where, When and More to Find a Blueberry Festival Near You!

New York

Blueberries typically ripen from April (in Florida and Texas) through June and August in the upper Midwest and New England. June dominates as the month for blueberry production (and festivals) Unlike strawberries, which grow almost anywhere, blueberries are grown commercially in half as many states.

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

  • Austerlitz/Spencertown Blueberry Festival - Late July, Sunday typically in late July from 9 am to 3:30 pm (Rain or Shine)
    Austerlitz Site, Route 22m Austerlitz, NY. Phone: 518-392-0062. Annual festival will include: blueberry pancake breakfast, home-baked pies for sale and other blueberry baked goods. Fair includes 19th and 20th Century crafts, such as pottery, weavings, tinsmith art and paper cutting. Blueberry bushes will be for sale to the public and there will be live music and entertainment. All proceeds will go to the Austerlitz Historical Society to help develop a historical village on the site. 19th C. craft demonstrations and wares, antiques, live music and children's entertainment, blueberry recipe contest and blueberry pancake breakfast.
  • Berkshire, NY Blueberry and Book Festival - Saturday, late July; should be July 22, 2023 from 9am to 4pm
    Berkshire Free Library, 12519 NY-38, Berkshire, NY 13736. Phone: (607) 657-4418. An annual summer gathering began to unfold with the smell of chicken barbeque in the air as the dew slipped away from the grass. The small town was a buzz of activity that morning, as baskets of blueberries lined the tables, deliveries of prize worthy baked goods were donated and local authors pulled out their latest creations for display and signing. Free children's books were waiting for the touch of little hands and a room filled with all kinds of bargain priced books was truly inviting. Antique vehicles were arriving and vendors filled the spacious grounds. This was the start of the 5th annual Blueberry and Book Festival. The Berkshire Library, Community Hall and Fire Station quickly filled with the gathering crowd eager to sample delicious meals, mix with authors and artists, enjoy a non stop variety of entertainment, browse scores of vendor offerings and participate in games, contests and raffles. The Blueberry Festival which is sponsored by the Berkshire Free Library, has expanded geometrically since its inception. While it is a major fundraiser for the Library, the Berkshire Fire Department and the Helping Hands Food Pantry also reap benefits. More than 80 volunteers from the towns of Berkshire and Richford offer their time and talents, assuring the success of what has become a major, area wide "small town"celebration.
  • Ellenville Blueberry Festival - on the second Saturday in August from 9 am to 4 pm
    Canal Street & Liberty Square, Ellenville, NY 12428. Phone: (845) 647-4620. Live Music: in Liberty Square. Blueberry Pie Sale - EWCOC fundraiser of pies using local blueberries. Also available will be Blueberry Festival T-shirts/ hats and the collectible Wassail ornament. Homemade Blueberry Pie Judging Contest: Entries due by 11 am. at The Pie Tent by the Hunt Memorial Building stage, Liberty Square. There is no fee to enter. Judging is at NOON. Winners will be announced immediately thereafter. Ellenville Blueberry Festival Facebook page. Over 175 Vendors: of Arts, Crafts, Handmades, Clothing, Jewelry, Accessories - and more. Lots of "Blueberry Goodies". But it is not just Blueberries. We always present a huge variety of delicious foods to be enjoyed from one end of the festival to the other along with the foods of our local eateries. Local Businesses & Organizations are also represented. Children's Activities: Face Painting, Interactive Inflatables, Games & more. Free Admission & Parking. Follow "Festival Parking" Signs.
  • Grace Church Willowdale Blueberry festival - mid to late AUgust
    3886 East Seneca Lake Rd. Fayette. NY 14456. Phone: (315) 585-9852. Email: office@cnyepiscopal.org. Blueberry Shortcake with ice cream and whipped cream will be the star of the show but we will also have blueberry baked goods plus hamburgers, hotdogs and lemonade. Come for lunch—-stay and chat. We are located at 3886 East Seneca Lake Rd. Fayette.
  • Humphrey Blueberry Day - Saturday morning in mid-August, last held in 2017; they may have canceled it.
    Humphrey Fire Department, 4591 Humphrey Road, Humphrey, NY 14741. Phone: 307-8560. Alternate phone: 557-2049. Come join us for all you can eat pancake breakfast. Enter in our baking contest and enter to win in our Chinese auction, blueberries are donated by our local Childs blueberry farm and the maple syrup in also locally made. Come join in a fun filled day with the family ,. we look forward to seeing you there. As always thank you for your continued support.
  • Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers Market Blueberry festival -  Friday, in late July from 3-6 p.m.
    173 River Street Warrensburg, NY 12885. Fresh from the bush! Come to our second annual Blueberry Festival at the Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers' Market in the heart of the Warrensburgh Mills Historic District, on River Street in the park across from Curtis Lumber.  Local vendors, local berries...early and late varieties of organically grown fruit, preserves, baked goods, cheeses and distilled beverages enhanced with blueberries.  Featuring Warren County farms and local businesses: Adirondack Gold Maple Farm, Birdy's Unique Gifts, Caldwell Country Farm, Calico Corner, Coffee with a Cause, Crazy Creek LLC, Dawn's Delights, The Family Cow Soaps, Grace Family Farm, Glens Falls Distillery, Hayfield's Farm, Jason's ADK Produce, Nettle Meadow Cheese Farm, Northeast Corner Herb Farm, TanyasArtCo, Trillium Farm and more... Learn how to grow your own with information provided by our Warren County Master Gardeners and local blueberry experts.  Recipes using berries from appetizers to desserts... Food Sampling and Beverage Tasting on site. Free Coffee in the gazebo. Donations welcome and appreciated! Bring your children to create a Seasonal Craft.

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.

  • Critz Farms Blueberry Festival - Saturday, in early August from 12 pm to 10 pm Route 13 S, Cazenovia, NY 13035. Phone: 315-662-3355. Email: info@critzfarms.com. Directions: Critz Farms is located 3 and a half miles south of Route 20, on Route 13 in Cazenovia. Click here for a map and directions. enjoy food trucks, live music, vendors, wagon rides, children's entertainers, farm tours, animals, and so much more!
     Come in March for our Maple Syrup Celebration. In the summer we are open for pick-your-own berries. The fall brings our annual Fall Harvest Celebration, and from Thanksgiving to Christmas, we are open for Holiday Family Fun. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard.
    Comments from a visitor on September 20, 2009: "Lots of fun for everyone!"
  • Liberty Ridge Farm - Saturday typically in mid July from 11 am to 4 pm, RAIN or SHINE
    29 Bevis Rd, Schaghticoke, NY 12154. Phone: (518) 664-1515. Email: info@libertyridgefarmny.com. Kick off blueberry season at the Liberty Ridge Farm blueberry festival! U-pick blueberries (pay by the lb),  Live music, Great Food & Sweet Blueberry Treats, Vendor Showcase & Shopping, Photo Ops There will be blueberry desserts, slushies, drinks & treats for purchase. The Barnyard Grill will be open all day serving hot meals fresh off the smoker & grill!  Farm fresh blueberries will also be for sale in the Market Barn along with local produce, home decor, baked goods, toys and souvenirs. Our u-pick blueberry fields will be ripe for the picking! Fill a container with plump blueberries to take home, pay by the lb!  Giant Gerbil Wheels, Jumbo Jumping Pillows, Farmer Flinger Swing, Birdhouse Village, Duck Races, Farm Animals & more in Brad's Barnyard of fun. Live music provided by Harmonic Duo! The Duo that sounds like a band. Playing all your favorite songs - Country, Rock, Blues, Oldies. Known for their tight harmonies, arrangements and entertainment.  Please note: Ages 2 and under are free. All attendees ages 3+ need a ticket to enter the Farm. Liberty Ridge Farm facebook page.

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