July 26th Opening Ceremonies 200 Gallons of Blueberry Jell-O to eat, slide on, swim in new activities this year...new location to be announced!
July 26th 3:30 pm "There be Treasure Buried Here" Summer Encor, a Rutland High School theatre program.
July 27th Blueberry Parade commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the West Dover Volunteer Fire Department with lots of new festivities.
July 27th The Blueberry Ball to benefit Jessica’s Closet
July 30th Blueberry Activities all day at the Boyd Family Farm!
July 31st Blueberry Bingo with the Masons!
August 3rd Blueberry Block Party
PLEASE CHECK BACK ON A REGULAR BASIS AS THE EVENT CALENDAR WILL BE UPDATES AS THE DATES GET CLOSER.
Berries, vintage cars, music, food and Blue Entrances; if it’s blue, it’s probably happening in the Mount Snow area towns of Wilmington, Whitingham and Dover in late July and early August.
The 2012 Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival is the culmination of a community effort coordinated by Janet Boyd from Boyd Family Farm in Wilmington and the Mount Snow Valley Chamber of Commerce in which dozens of businesses, organizations and individuals have created blueberry or blue themed events happening the first ten days of August.
“It’s fun, it’s silly, and something everyone can take part in,” Boyd says of the event.
Visitors to the Valley will find a Big Blue Parade, a Blue Street Fair, children's activities, jam making, blueberry themed specials in the local eateries, blue music events, a blue car auto show, blueberry bake sales, blue beer, special “Blues fees” at Mount Snow’s Golf Course as well as pick your own blueberry opportunities.
Don’t miss Boyd Farm's “Fields of Blue” public art display. Inspired by Christo and Jean-Claude’s Central Park orange canvas display “The Gates”; Vermont farmers Janet and Buck Boyd’s display of blue tarps in their fields will have you chuckling.
DID YOU KNOW? If all the blueberries grown in North America in one year were spread out in a single layer, they would cover a four-lane highway that stretched from New York to Chicago.