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2017 Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival: August 24-26

Celebrate 'til you're blue in the face! Join the community of Amherst in a weekend of blueberry-related fun! Check our drafted schedule of events that include fun for all ages! Also if you are a food or craft vendor and would like to be part of this year's Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival fill out the vendor form to reserve your spot!


Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival Schedule

Thursday August 24

10am-11am                        Yoga in the Park (School’s Plus)

11am – 2pm                       Numbers 2 Know Wellness Drop In

12pm – 1:30pm                 “A” Chair Photo Shoot

2pm – 4pm                         Blue Cosmic Bowling

5:15pm                                 Blueberry Trail Walk (Amherst Trail Society)

6pm – 8pm                         Pound the Pavement with the Cumberland YMCA

6pm – 7pm                         Big Block Dog Walk (LA Animal Shelter)

6:30pm                                 Balance King

7pm – 8pm                         Youth Talent Show

8pm - 9pm                          Entertainment by: The Shores

9pm – 10pm                       Great Amherst Ghost Stories with Charlie Rhindress


Friday August 25

9:30 – 11:30am                  Maggie’s Place Friday Fun Time

10am – 2pm                       Blueberry Lions Farmers Market

11am – 1pm                       Trinity-Stephen’s United Church Turkey Salad Take Out Plate ($10 plate)

1130am - 2pm                    BBQ / Bake Sale @ the YMCA  

2pm – 3:30pm                   Big Blue Swim @ the YMCA

3pm - 430pm                      YMCA Youth Centre Fun and Games (in partnership with Maggie's Place)

4pm                                       Blueberry Harvest Festival Opening Ceremonies

4:30pm                                 MLA Blueberry Social

4:30pm – 9pm                   Music in Victoria Square

7pm                                       Berry Bingo at the Amherst Fire Hall 

Dusk                                      Movie on the Big Screen – Guardians of the Galaxy 2


Saturday August 26

8am                                       Blue Strider Run (Wear Blue)

8am                                       VON Cumberland’s 4rth Annual Kick’n Asphalt Blueberry Harvest Run

8am – 9am                          Morning Yoga & Smoothies at Dayle’s (School’s Plus)

8am – 11am                        Masonic Temple Blueberry Breakfast  

9am – 2pm                          Annual Artisans Sidewalk Market

10am – 4pm                       Music in the Square & Blueberry Photo booth

10am – 4pm                       Kids Zone: Bungee Jumper, Bounce Inflatables, sparkle tattoos, and more

10am-12pm                        Four Fathers Library Puppet Show

10am – 1pm                       Brookdale Community Hall Luncheon -$8 (sandwiches, blueberry dessert & refreshments)

10:30am-11:30am            Houses Have Tales Walking Tour Leaving from Dayle’s (Amherst Heritage Trust)

11am                                     Free Throw Competition

11am – 2pm                       Wagon Rides

12pm – 1pm                       Blueberry Competition:

Pie Eating Contest, Blueberry Scoop Race, Blueberry Mouth Full

1pm – 2pm                         Manasseh Blueberry Stomp

1pm – 3pm                         Blueberry Social

6pm                                       Skateboard Competition Sponsored by Working Class Menswear & Skateboard Shop

8pm – 1am                          Blueberry Beer Garden @ Amherst Curling Club

                                                C4 9pm – 1am   $10 cover

Sunday August 27

7am – 2pm                          Breakfast at Brittney’s Blueberry Pancake Breakfast

10:30am                               Wild Blueberry Festival Worship Service – Trinity-St. Steven’s United Church

6pm-8pm                            Blueberry Ice Skate



Entertainment in Victoria Square

Thursday August 24th

6:30pm                        Balance King

7pm – 8pm                  Youth Talent Show

8pm – 9pm                  The Shores


Friday August 25th

4:30pm – 6:30pm             Jerry Metz & Friends

6:30pm – 8:30pm             Slim Pickings      

Saturday August 26th

10am – 11am                     Linda Chapman

11am – 12pm                     Drew Moore  

12pm – 1pm                       Blueberry Competition

1pm – 2pm                         Manasseh Blueberry Stomp

2:30pm – 4pm                   Liz & Ben

Local Blueberry Specials

Art of Eating Deli:  Blueberry Goat cheese chicken salad with almonds, veggies & Dijon balsamic

Bella’s Café: - Grilled Salmon Fillet with Blueberry Sauce, Blueberry Pie, Blueberry Crisp

Breakfast at Brittany’s:  blueberry Pancake Breakfast

Duncan’s Pub:  Blueberry Grunt

Manasseh Local Food: Local Blueberry Products

Father’s Food Emporium: Blueberry Chicken salad wrap, blueberry milkshake, soup & blueberry loaf

Amherst Centre Mall:  Blueberry pancakes & hot blueberry sauce, local blueberry products (pie, jam, muffins, cobbler)


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If you are a food or craft vendor and would like to be part of this year's Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival (August 24-26) fill out the vendor form to reserve your spot! For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 902-667-3352.

BHF Vendor Form 2017