The Machias Wild Blueberry Festival is great fun for kids. In addition to these special activities, vendor carnival games for kids, the Pie-Eating Contest, and the Blueberry Run all include children’s categories.

On Thursday from 9 a.m. – noon there’s the Children’s Window Painting Contest. The theme is the Machias Wild Blueberry Festival. Bring your own brushes, we’ll provide the paint. Age Categories – up to 9 years old, 10-14 years old, 15-18 years old
Prizes for first-place winners. You must reserve your window: RSVP by August 11 to

On Friday, enjoy the Children’s Parade sponsored by the Washington County Children’s Program and Sunrise Opportunities Prevention Council. The parade forms at the Machias Valley Baptist Church at 5:45 p.m., and all children are invited to participate.

Children’s Parade (canceled if it rains)

  • 5:45 line up at Machias Valley Baptist Church, Broadway, Machias. Limited parking at MVB Church; arrive early. No motorized vehicles are allowed.
  • 6 p.m. Parade begins. Dress up if you wish. Pinwheels for the children!
  • The parade ends at Centre Street Congregational Church

On Saturday in the Church Commons, there will be the Wyman’s Bee Wild Mobile and the Downeast Institute Touch Tank. The Touch Tank will only be available to see from 9 am-12 pm.

Also on Saturday, the Sunrise Opportunities Prevention Council will have activities for children as well as a diaper changing station and breastfeeding station. They will be located in the lower Church Commons lot.