Machias Wild Blueberry Festival – Machias, Maine
Blueberries will be the main attraction August 17-19, so if you’re heading up the coast of Maine this is probably worth the detour. Pie eating contests, cooking contests, road races, blueberry musicals, and plenty of live music round out the weekend’s festivities. Local farms are even scheduled to open their field to visitors—like Welch Farm—as shuttle buses whisk visitors out to the field to check out the harvest. Finally, be sure to wear something nice, as you’re even invited to a blueberry wedding. Blueberry Festival Co-Chairs are set to tie the knot on Sunday at 2:30pm, and we’re pretty sure the bride will be wearing something blue.
Marshall County Blueberry Festival – Plymouth, Indiana
If you don’t have plans for Labor Day Weekend, there’s always a blueberry festival, as this one is set to do its thing August 31-September 3. It’s free admission to one and all in and around Centennial Park, as the festival looks to hold quite the blueberry blowout to celebrate its 45th anniversary. There’ll be a carnival, live music, fireworks, car shows, and of course a chance to crown Little Miss Blueberry 2012.
Most mornings will kickoff with a Blueberry Buffet, and then after that stumble your berry filled body through other events like the Blueberry Stomp. If you only have time for one day of blueberry filled entertainment it might just be best to visit on Labor Day, as that’s when 20,000 people line the streets to check out the parade which steps off at 9:30am.