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Vermont Blueberry Festival begins July 29

Vermont's landscape changes throughout the seasons, offering picturesque and colorful photo ops, especially during fall foliage. But in late July and early August, the Green Mountain State turns pure blue. Vermont's Annual Blueberry Festival runs from July 29 to August 7 in Wilmington, Whitingham, and Dover. If you're a blueberry lover, there is no better place to be.

This week-long celebration of the blueberry is more than just for eating pies and picking berries, though there's plenty of that too. It's a jam-packed week of fun, food and flavor that will leave you blue in the face. Enjoy a bounty of family-friendly activities around the Deerfield Valley including contests, picnics, BBQs, bingo, tastings and more. You'll see vintage cars, hear live music by local blues bands, and tour art galleries along the Blue River. Need to work off some of the pie? Don your blue suede shoes and dance the night away during the Blueberry Ball at Mount Snow.

How to prepare your palette for blue bliss. Start the week off by picking up a "Passport to Blue Adventures" from the Mount Snow Valley Chamber of Commerce. This will give you a guide to the events for the week, and help you find all the special treats, like sampling wild blueberries grown around the Boyd Family Farm property. Plus, with each blue event or activity you attend, you'll earn a stamp in the passport. The person with the most events attended will get a prize at the end of the festival.

Want to know more? A full schedule of this year's festivities can be found at the official Vermont Blueberry Festival website. Feeling blue has never tasted so good.

If you need to crash after consuming your weight in berries, we'd be happy to put you up in one of our rental homes around Wilmington.

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