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Machias Wild Blueberry Festival 2020

Celebrate all things blueberry and have fun with family and friends

The annual Wild Blueberry Festival takes place every August in Machias, Maine, to celebrate delicious berries that the region is famous for. Organized by the Centre Street Congregational Church, UCC, the festival features great food, entertainment, contests, farm tours and, of course, blueberries. A three-day weekend event attracts about 15,000 attendees.

The fun family-friendly festival is known for its pie‑eating and cooking contests, parade, and musical comedy. Music entertains the visitors and tells a story of a threat of rising sea levels to blueberry farms. In addition to entertainment, there is also great shopping. More than 250 artisans and crafters offer various jams, jellies, candles, jewelry, hand-sewn items, pottery, glass designs, home decor, soap, sea salt, rugs, and quilts.

Pie eating contest 2020
Pie eating contest
BBF children's parade 2020
BBF children's parade

The free Machias Wild Blueberry Festival is held in the Downeast part of Maine, between Bar Harbor and Bangor. Besides the festival, you can have a lovely family vacation in the area. The surrounding area feature scenic coast, whale watching, lighthouses, eagle watching, plenty of hiking trails, and kayaking opportunities. It's also famous for its delicious lobster rolls.