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August 16-18, 2024!

47th Annual Machias Wild Blueberry Festival: August 16, 17, 18, 2024 (rain or shine)

Come celebrate the powerful little fruit that put our corner of Downeast Maine on the map. Centre Street Congregational Church, UCC, rolls out the blue carpet each August with crafts, food, entertainment, contests, and all things blueberry. There’s no admission charge. We are on the Downeast part of Maine’s beautiful, rugged coast, two hours from Bangor, about an hour and a half from Bar Harbor, and a little more than an hour from St. Stephen, New Brunswick. From whale-watching to lighthouses, from hiking and kayaking to eagles and lobster rolls, our little corner of Maine has a lot to offer!

wild blueberry festival musical

Musical Tickets On Sale in Early July!

After a three-year COVID hiatus, we are bringing back the 2023 Blueberry Festival Musical Comedy! “The Record of Washington County” is written and directed by the saw bowing, tuba tooting, drum thumping man who can make music from thin air, Machias’s very own music man, Gene Nichols.

The 2023 Blueberry Festival T-Shirt Design Contest Winner

Elsie Burgess of Jonesboro, Maine won our hearts with her fun and funky display of our favorite fruit. This design will proudly adorn the 46th Annual Machias Wild Blueberry Festival T-shirts! Thanks to all who entered. It was a tough decision!