36th ANNUAL BLUEBERRY FAIR IN KENNEBUNK
WHERE: First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 114 Main St. (Routes 1 and 35)
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
WHAT: Blueberry muffins and pies, chowder luncheon, raffle, 40 artisans and crafters from all over New England
36th ANNUAL MACHIAS BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL
WHERE: Various venues downtown
WHEN: Aug. 17-19
WHAT: Baking and pie-eating contests, blueberry farm tours, more than 200 craft booths, foot races, Blackfly Ball, parade, blueberry quilt raffle
WHAT ELSE: Blueberry-themed musical comedy “East Side Story” runs Aug. 15 to 18. Tickets are $13 for adults and $5 for children. The musical usually sells out, so call ahead for tickets.
MIDCOAST UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL & HARVEST FAIR
WHERE: Round Top Farm, Business Route 1 (upper Main St.), Damariscotta
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 11
WHAT: Art and crafts vendors, home-baked blueberry pastries, children’s activities, music, food, handmade blueberry fabric items, hundreds of quarts of freshly raked native berries for sale.
INFO: David Bailey, 563-2105
RANGELEY BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL
WHERE: Rangeley Inn, 2443 Main St.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 16
WHAT: Blueberry jams, muffins and pies; gifts and crafts; entertainment for children.
WEST GORHAM UNION CHURCH ANNUAL BLUEBERRY GALA
WHERE: West Gorham Union Church, Route 25, three miles west of Gorham
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 18
WHAT: Blueberry bake sale, fresh blueberries for sale, hot dogs, pier fries, fried dough, silent auction, yard sale
WILD BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL AT UNION FAIR
WHERE: Union Fairgrounds, on Common Road off the Union Common
WHEN: Blueberry activities are scheduled for Aug. 19 and Aug. 24
WHAT: Wild Blueberry Queen contest; kids’ wild blueberry pie-eating contest; blueberry spitting contest; wild blueberry pancake breakfast; wild blueberry muffin contest; free individual blueberry pies to all fair patrons on Aug. 24
HOW MUCH: New one-price fair admission of $12 includes unlimited rides; children under 4 free; $5 senior citizens day (63 and up) Tuesday
30th ANNUAL WILTON BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL
WHERE: Various venues in Wilton
WHEN: Aug. 3-4
WHAT: Free concert, parade, vendors, crafts, fireworks, blueberry bazaar, blueberry cook-off, horse-drawn wagon rides, boat tours of Wilson Lake, firetruck rides, quilt and rug show
41st ANNUAL WINSLOW BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL
WHERE: Winslow Congregational Church, 12 Lithgow St.
WHEN: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 11
WHAT: Blueberry pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m.; homemade blueberry pies; silent auction; large yard sale; blueberry cafe
INFO: 872-2544; www.winslowucc.org/home
ADDITIONAL BLUEBERRY PIE CONTESTS
AUG. 4: 1 p.m., Wild Maine Blueberry Pie Contest at the Northern Maine Fair & Music Festival, Presque Isle. For rules, go to www.northernmainefairgrounds.com/images/pdfs2012/2012_Pie-A-Poloosa_Contest.pdf
AUG. 7: 1 p.m., Blueberry Pie Contest, 158th Topsham Fair, Topsham Fairgrounds on Route 196. topshamfair.net
SEPT. 1: 1 p.m., Wild Blueberry Pie Baking Contest, Blue Hill Fair, Route 172, Blue Hill. There’s also a Wild Blueberry Muffin Baking Contest the same day. Bluehillfair.com
OCT. 2: 1 p.m., Blueberry Dessert Contest, Fryeburg Fair, 1154 Main St. Fryeburgfair.org