The 2021 Berkshire Blueberry & Book Festival is being planned for Saturday, 9:00 to 4:00 July 24—just in time for blueberry picking! Although this year’s festival will need to be smaller in size than usual, there will be much to enjoy. In the fire department truck bay will be the long-awaited Puzzles and Paperback sale and intriguing raffle baskets to benefit the Berkshire Free Library. Since blueberry pancakes will not be available this year, an assortment of blueberry tarts, coffee cakes, scones, and other baked goods made by local businesses & Richford Church ladies will be offered. The Fire Auxiliary will be serving coffee, tea, & cocoa and outdoor tables will be available for you to enjoy a morning snack or take home a goodie.
An array of vendors and local authors will be outside on the library lawn, including demonstrations by the Catatonk Valley Woodcarvers & SNAP. Find handcrafts, needlework, purses & totes, jams & jellies, and maple products to name a few. Buy a ticket for the Duck Race at the Newark Valley Summerfest to be held July 31. Meet local authors Charles Yaple, Pamela Morris, Lenora Riegel, Karen Bernardo, Richard & Paula Mickelson, M. L. Stoughton and Airian & Michael Eastman. Learn what goes into writing their books. Artist Daryl Orton and potter John Samsel will be showing their works.
Check out some vintage vehicles on your way to enjoying hamburgers and hot dogs grilled at the Berkshire Fire Department’s food truck. Of course, there will be blueberries to take home!
We hope to be back next year with all the usual activities including art show and live music and, of course, the blueberry pancakes!