35th Annual Whitesbog Blueberry Festival!!! Old Fashioned Farm Festival in the Pine Barrens! 10 am to 4 pm both Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24th Kickoff the Blueberry Harvest Season in the Birthplace of the Blueberry! (For real, Elizabeth Coleman White and Dr. Frederick Coville developed the first crop of blueberries here in 1916). SO many blueberries: taste the berries from our neighbor's farm and take home a pint or a flat, pick berries fresh on the original heritage plants in the fields, eat them in locally made pies, muffins, cakes, jams, preserves, fried, blueberry drinks, blueberry wine, cider, syrup and so much more. Did I mention the kids Pie Eating Contest? Entry fee reduced to $5 per CARLOAD of people! (1/2 off last year) Blueberry Art Show in the Whitesbog Gallery and Makers Workshop to get hands on in Cottage 12! Free activities for all to try. See the throwback exhibit of 35 Years of Blueberry Festival Pie Eating Contests! Bands on stage will include many local artists of New Jersey and the Pine Barrens, country, Americana, folk, rock, eclectic mix. The Makers Workshop will host free crafting stations for all ages, printmaking, weaving, building with artisans. Craft and arts vendors from the region highlight handcrafts from candles, weaving, woodwork, nature painting, and live demonstrations by artisans. Stop in the Cranberry & Blueberry Museum to explore the vintage farm tools, photos and The Antique Engines Museum and tractor exhibits for hands on fun, ride a tractor pulled wagon out on the sand roads to the cranberry bogs and reservoirs or to the Blueberry Field for some picking and collecting.