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Are you feeling a little Blue? You should its Blueberry Season

Are you feeling a little Blue? You should its Blueberry Season

Forest blueberries with green leaves

Its nothing like Blueberry season especially with all the upcoming fun in Central Florida at our local Blueberry festivals, Blueberry runs, and just simply picking Blueberries, whichever fun you choose you will not be disappointed!

Lake Catherine Blueberry Farm is a great place for all ages with live music, a playground for the kids and designated sections on the farm to know you are picking sweet blueberries vs tangy blueberries this a fun way to gather with friends and family

2019 Blueberry Festivals in Florida – Where, When and More to Find a Blueberry Festival Near You! So grab your friends and families and explore the variety of Blueberry Festivals occurring in Central Florida.

Annual Mount Dora Blueberry Festival

Donnelly Park

April 27-28, 2019

Event Times: Saturday and Sunday – 9 am to 5 pm.

Event Cost and/or ticket information: Free

The 4th Annual festival will take place at Donnelly Park with over 100 vendors on hand, live entertainment, kids activities and much more! Sponsored by Visit Mount Dora, Inc. For more information, call 352-217-8390 or visit 

Road Closures: 6th Avenue, between Donnelly and Baker Streets and Baker Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues.

Avon Park Blueberry Festival Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm
Donaldson Park, 109 E. Main Street, Avon Park, FL 33825.  Email: The lakeside event features live bluegrass music, blueberry products for sale, BBQ chicken dinners for sale, a Kid’s Zone, and original arts and crafts vendors.

Bostwick Blueberry Festival – Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 8 am to 3 pm; for other years see their website for most current dates; Saturday, in late April or early May
Bostwick Community Center Bostwick Public Library 125 Tillman Street, Bostwick, FL 32007. Phone: 904-268-3346. Directions: Off US Highway 17, 7 miles north of Palatka. It is held at the Bostwick Community Center in Bostwick, Florida, 125 Tillman Street. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in May. Payment: Blueberry pancake breakfast served from 8 am to noon (5.00), arts and crafts, country store, fresh blueberries, homemade blueberry pies and other blueberry baked goods for sale, plants for sale, library book fair, continuous entertainment, refreshments and snacks.  Click here for our Facebook page. Blueberry Festival Activities include Delicious Blueberry Pancake Breakfast served with country sausage, homemade blueberry syrup, coffee, milk, or juice – Saturday, 8 am to noon; ALL DAY: Blueberry Ice Cream, Homemade Blueberry Pies (get there real early), Vendors selling Food, Arts, and Crafts, Blueberry and Tropical Plants, Local Cook Books, Bostwick Library Used-Book Sale, Humane Society Pet Adoptions, Official Blueberry Festival T-shirts, totes, Free Live Entertainment all day, Free Parking and Free Shuttle Service, and of course – fresh-picked Miller Blueberries by the pound!

Bronson Annual Blueberry Festival. – a Saturday in May from 9 am to 2 pm (they don’t update their info until a few weeks before)
Bronson, Florida 32621. Phone: (352) 486-2354. Email: The fourth annualThere you will find all things blueberry, from fresh blueberries to a wide assortment of other foods made with blueberries. Other delicious foods will also be for sale. The Blueberry Festival will host local growers with fresh berries for sale. Vendors will be on hand selling a wide assortment of crafts and other goods. There will be music and a children’s play area.  The morning of the festival the 5k Blueberry Stomp will take place with registration starting at 7am and the race starting at 7:30am. The 3.2-mile course will wind through town to finish in the James H Cobb Park.  

Brooksville Blueberry Festival – April 27 and April 28, 2019 from 11am to 9 pm and April 29, 2018 from  12 pm to 6 pm
Hernando Park, Brooksville, FL. Phone: (727) 410-0072. This year our Kid Zone will be designed to keep the Kids Busy and send them home wore out. Whether it’s the Live Ponies, Climbing Wall, Gator Slide or one of the many other activities, the Kids will be Glad they came. Face painter on site both days. . Plus on April 28th 10 a.m. the Miss and Mr. Brooksville Blueberry Pageant for Agess 0-21. And LIVE MUSIC- SHOPPING-KIDS ZONE-GREAT FOOD AND DRINK .

Florida Blueberry Festival – March 28, 2019 to March 31, 2019
Formosa Garden’s Event Center, 3050 Formosa Garden Blvd., Kissimmee, FL 34747. Phone 352-631-5489. Fax 352-593-5919.

Island Grove Blueberry Fest – Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Cross Creek, Florida 32640. Phone: 352/466-3353. Email: Fun for the Whole Family! Delicious Florida Foods for Breakfast and Lunch, Bake Sale, Arts and Crafts Vendors, Kids activities and entertainment, Old time activities (Rib Shoot), Cake Baking Contest. Blueberries and plants available. Large Yard Sale. All proceeds go to the Cross Creek Volunteer Fire Department. CROSS CREEK • ISLAND GROVE • LOCHLOOSA

Mount Dora Blueberry Festival – Saturday  April 27th and  28th, 2019 from 9am to 5pm
Elizabeth Evans Park, 100 N. Donnelly St., Mount Dora, FL. Phone: 407-913-4140 .  Phone: (352) 217-8390. Email: Hwy 441 to south on Donnelly Street to the end at Lake Dora’s waters edge. Click here for a map and directions.  FREE ADMISSION. 2018 is their 4th year Click here for a link to our Facebook page. The Annual festival returns to the shores Lake Dora at Elizabeth Evans Park with over 100 vendors on hand, live entertainment, kids activities and much more! Sponsored by the Festivals of Florida, market, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, inflatables/bounce house, train rides (train on a track) . Event Cost and/or ticket information: Free.  (UPDATED: March 23, 2019, JBS) (ADDED: May 234 2015, JBS)

Pasco County Blueberry Festival – Blueberry Jerry Jamboree – late April or early May – April 26, 2019 and April 27, 2019
Alric Pottberg Road, Hudson, FL 34610. Email: or Directions: At the Concourse entrance off of SR 52 in Hudson between Hays Rd & the Veterans Expressway

Red White & Blues Fest – Early May; from 8am-4pm
3250 NE 140th Ave, Williston , FL 32696. Phone: (352) 529-0594. Alternate Phone: (772) 260-3883. Email: Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Heading North on highway 27 Turn Left on NE 140th Ct. (at the BP Station) Turn Right onto 40th Street Make an immediate Left onto Upick Lane .06 miles and the Farm is on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Entry fee to festival- $7.00 at gate $5.00 pre-sale online 12 and under free parking is free U-pick $4.00 per pound Pre picked blueberries $5.00 per pound NO PETS ALLOWED. Blueberry festivals, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, inflatables/bounce house, carnival rides, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals,  We expect this event to draw an attendance of over 4,000 people. The Blues Fest will feature live music & entertainment, fine arts & crafts, retailers, local business, charities, beer & wine gazebo, festival goods, blueberry products & pies and of course 100+ acres of our fresh blueberries for picking!(UPDATED: March 20, 2017)

The Arc Santa Rosa Blueberry Bash – June 22, 2019 from 8 am to 2 pm
6225 Dixie Road, Milton, FL 32570. Phone: 850-623-9320. Fax: 850-623-2877. Email: Annual Blueberry Bash. Are you ready for some family fun? Come on out and join us at the 10th Annual Blueberry Bash! This is one BASH you do not want to miss. Enjoy the day picking fresh Blueberries and listening to live music while shopping local Vendors, Arts & Crafts, and having the kids entertained with Children’s activities. Enjoy seeing the hot cars at the Show & Shine Car Show, or starting your day with the Blueberry Bash 5K Run & Walk. Theirections: North 3 miles from Highway 90 on Dogwood Road (89) to the 89/87 intersection. Take immediate left hand turn around and make U-Turn back to Dixie on right. We are 3 miles south of NAS Whiting Field. The Arc Santa Rosa Annual Blueberry Bash is held in mid to late June on a Saturday, from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm. The “Blueberry Bash” promises to be a fun-filled, family orientated event including local Arts and Crafts vendors, Food, Entertainment and a variety of Children’s Activities. We will also have Blueberry fruit, plants and a Blueberry Cookbook available for purchase.  Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Blueberries from late May to early July. Scuppernongs and Muscadines in early August.. The Event is free and open to public. 

Wellborn Annual Blueberry Festival – Saturday, June 2. 2018
1340 – 8th Avenue, Wellborn, FL 32094. Phone: 386-963-1157. Alternate Phone: 386-590-0002. Fax: 386-963-1151. Email: Open: Saturday, early June, from 7:00am to 5:00pm. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: I-75, Exit 427 (Hwy 90 Lake City); West 10 miles, then right (north) on CR137 to blinking light, turn left. OR: I-10 to Exit 292 (Wellborn CR 137); South to blinking light, turn right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here r our Facebook page. Admission is free. Arts & Crafts and Food Vendors, our Country Store featuring blueberry items, live entertainment, and children’s amusements. Fresh blueberries and blueberry plants available. The blueberry pancake breakfast will be served at 7:00 am and the parade starts at 10:30. Hosted by the Wellborn Community Association, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.  blueberries, Harvest festival, produce for sale, Cooked or baked foods for sale, parking provide free, Shuttle buses to/from parking, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, parade, musical entertainment, carnival rides, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, FREE admission,

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.

  • Keel & Curley Winery Annual Blueberry Festival – May
    5210 W. Thonotosassa Road, Plant City, FL 33565. Phone: 813-752-9100. Fax: 813-752-9199. Email: Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Note: this is a business-operated festival, not a community/volunteer run festival. They are charging $5 for parking this year  (2011).
    Comments from a visitor on May 03, 2010: “The winery has a blueberry festival this weekend. They have u-pick blueberries and blueberry wine among other wines. Place for the kids and craft stuff.”
    Comments from a visitor on May 17, 2010: “They have a blueberry festival every year. 2010’s festival was on Saturday, May 15th and Sunday, 16th. They open their orchards to U-pick blueberries for the festival ($3/lb for the last 2 years). All info can be found on their website. They sell blueberry wine. “

Related Blueberry Information: Freezing, Making Jam, Jelly, Canning, Blueberry Pies, Recipes and More

Also, see our pages on easy illustrated blueberry directions:


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