Print
Restaurants

Celebrating The Blueberry In Burgaw

By Jessica Maurer, posted Jun 13, 2018
The 15th annual N.C. Blueberry Festival will include a recipe contest. (Photo courtesy of the N.C. Blueberry Festival)

The 15th annual N.C. Blueberry Festival is scheduled to take place Friday and Saturday in historic downtown Burgaw, promising fun for the whole family. 

The festival celebrates the historic, economic and cultural significance of blueberries in the southeastern region of the state.
 
North Carolina is one of the largest producers of highbush blueberries, according to the N.C. Cooperative Extension, with the vast majority of producers located in Southeastern North Carolina.  

More than 30,000 people have been estimated to attend the annual event held on the third weekend in June each year.

More than 100 volunteers will be on hand to stage over 20 events ranging from live music to a car show, a street fair, a recipe contest, a barbecue cook-off, a 5K run, a bike ride, a model train show, a BMX stunt show and a scholarship pageant. 

Festival proceeds provide scholarships to deserving seniors in the blueberry producing counties; Bladen, Duplin, New Hanover, Pender, and Sampson. 

For a full schedule of events, visit the festival's website.

Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Corey61

The World Needs Ditch Diggers

Corey Lewis - Cape Fear Jobs
Rob20beale2 311791810

The Power of Learning and Development

Rob Beale - W.M. Jordan Company
Jim ellis headshot 10311631058

Facebook Ads: What’s Changing

Jim Ellis - Signal

Trending News

Gastroenterology Practice To Move To Physicians Drive Building

Vicky Janowski - Jun 22, 2018

Cape Fear Crossing Studies Moving Forward

Christina Haley O'Neal - Jun 22, 2018

Phoenix Spirit Group Leases N. Kerr Industrial Building

Johanna Cano - Jun 22, 2018

In The Current Issue

Construction Zone: Updates On 4 Commercial Projects

Current commercial building activity in Wilmington includes retail and office space, with more planned in the coming years throughout the ar...


Berry Farms Weather The Ups And Downs

The weather might have made the 2018 growing season challenging for local berry farmers thus far, but it has not slowed demand for straight-...


Millennials And Money

The age demographic that now represents the largest percentage of the workforce doesn’t feel confident about its saving and investing habits...

Book On Business

The 2018 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

2018 Power Breakfast - Dishing on the Restaurant Biz
2018 WilmingtonBiz Expo - Keynote Lunch with Eric Dinenberg, Rouse Properties
2017 Health Care Heroes