Festival Schedule

2018 North Carolina Blueberry Festival

Friday, June 15th, 2018

  • 9 am – Recipe Contest @ The Burgaw Community Building, Judging begins at 1130 am
  • 9 am –  Shop Festival Office & Sales Tent for 2018 Festival Shirts & Merchandise
  • 10 am – Fresh Blueberry Sales from Local Blueberry Farms
  • 10 am- Shop Local Downtown Merchants
  • 11 am –Wholehog BBQ Cookoff Particpants Arrival & Setup
  • 11 am –3pm BBQ Sandwich Sales & Blueberry Sales (located at Family Dollar)
  • 5 pm – 10pm Festival Opens
    • Gates open at 5 PM, Festival Kickoff at the Main Stage
    • 5pm No Sleeves Magic Show
    • Entertainment, Beer & Wine Garden, Blueberries, BBQ Sandwichs, Pauls Place Hotdogs
    • Food Vendors
    • 7 -10pm The Embers featuring Craig Woolard

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

  • 7 am – Annual 5K Run or 1 Mile Walk (Check In & Sign up at 615 am)
  • 8 am – Tour de Blueberry Ride Check-In, Hosted by The Cape Fear Cyclists
  • 830 am – Tour de Blueberry Ride Begins
  • 9 am – Festival Opens ~
    • Food Vendors, Arts & Crafts
    • Car & Truck Show
    • Model Train Show Located inside the Historic Burgaw Depot
  • 9 am – Welcome & Live Music all day
  • 9 am- To Be Announced
  • BMX Stunt Show – TBA
  • 1030am – TBA
  • 1100 am- TBA
  • 12- 1 pm Opening Ceremony 
    • National Anthem & Presentation of Colors
    • Sponsor Recognition, Scholarship Awards Recognition,
    • Whole Hog BBQ Cook off Awards sponsored by Smithfield
    • Recipe Contest Awards Recognition
    • Introductions of the 2018 Blueberry Queens
  • 1-3 pmGary Lowder &  Smokin’ Hot
  • 230 pm- TBA
  • 4:30-6 p – The Catalinas
  • 7-10 pmThe Entertainers
  • 10 pm – Festival Closes