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 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.

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. 

 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