eighth annual 8/10/2024

Always the Second Saturday in August!
9:00am - 3:00pm

Celebrating community & culture!

You’re guaranteed to have a great time at our annual family-friendly, Gray Wild Blueberry Festival celebrating all things wild blueberry! Enjoy the day at Gray’s largest outdoor party filled with: Live Music, Food Trucks, Fire Trucks, Wild Maine Blueberry Pie Eating Contests, Wild Maine Blueberry Dessert Bake-Off, Spelling Bee, Master Beekeeper, ‘Made in Maine’ Arts & Craft Vendors, Swing Band, Community Expo, Gentle Yoga on the Lawn, Lawn Games, Corn Hole Tournaments, Chain Saw Carving Demo, Univ. ME – Cooperative Extension, Royal River Conservation Trust, Henna Artist, Inflatables, Dunk Tank, Sprinklers (if it’s hot enough out), 1/4 Mile Fun Run, Tie-Dying, Potato Sack Races, Kids Tent (activities may change each year), and more gets added every year!

Booths

Meet over 80 artisans, crafters, authors, community groups, and local businesses

Kids Activities

Check out all the activities for your kiddos!​

contests

Sign up to participate in one of our contests!

Food & Music

Enjoy non-stop live music plus an array of hot/cold food trucks & community food tents.

Our History

Starting in the Spring of 2016, a grass-roots committee of volunteers brought back Gray’s annual summer festival which debuted just 3 months later; we called it ‘End of Summer Fest’. A year later, in the Spring of 2017, we rebranded our Town’s new summer festival as the ‘Gray Blueberry Festival – Celebrating Community & Culture’ to honor all the wild blueberry barrens/farms located in Gray and the surrounding towns – where youngsters once hand-picked wild Maine blueberries as their summer job. Every year since, we hear back from a few of these folks! We also started partnering with the Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine. After receiving widespread interest, in the Spring of 2018, we started adding/sharing social media posts on the many health benefits of regularly eating wild Maine blueberries and on the importance of bees to pollinating our (nation’s) crops. And finally, in the Spring of 2022, we went wild – rebranded our annual event as the ‘Gray Wild Blueberry Festival’, had an amazing new logo designed for us, and worked with University of Maine’s New Media Department to create this new, dedicated website for our Festival. As you can probably tell by now, we try to outdo ourselves every year to make the Gray Wild Blueberry Festival bigger and better for our residents and visitors. We can’t wait to host our next Gray Wild Blueberry Festival on the 2nd Saturday in August!

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