The 12th Annual North Carolina Blueberry Festival will be held this year on Saturday, June 20, 2015 in Historic Downtown Burgaw. The festival celebrates the historic, economic, and cultural significance of blueberries in the southeastern region of our state. The first cultivated blueberry production in North Carolina began in the Pender County area in the 1930’s. Today, Pender County ranks second in blueberry production for the entire state.
Nestled in the heart of Pender County, Burgaw is a small town that exemplifies true southern charm. With a population of around 4,000, the town is notorious for friendly folks and picturesque surroundings.
Since its inception, the Festival has become a premiere event in Southeastern North Carolina and attracts more than 30,000 people who have come to enjoy some of the area’s finest entertainment, artisans nestled around the courthouse square, antique cars lining the streets, food vendors serving up an array of delicacies and of course the Festival’s main attraction Blueberries! The Festival is a non-profit civic organization and is sponsored in part by the Town of Burgaw.
We look forward to seeing you there!!
PLEASE REMEMBER NO PETS!
Crowded hot festivals are no fun for dogs! Out of care and concern for your companion animals, the North Carolina Blueberry Festival Association has instituted and enforces a no pet policy!
Available at the corner of Fremont St. and S. Walker St. (http://goo.gl/maps/CFwx)
Parking will be available at Pender Landing Shopping Center, located at the intersection of US Highway 117 and Highway 53, as well as at the Pender County Government Complex, located along US highway 53 Business/ South Walker Street. Trolleys will run every 10 to 15 minutes to transport festival-goers.
Downtown parking will also be available along Dickerson Street along the railroad right a ways both north and south of the Historic Burgaw Train Depot.
ATMs are available on the Courthouse Square.
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