AUG. 14: Rangeley Blueberry Festival, Lakeside Park, 6 Park Road. Features jams, muffins, pies, gifts and crafts. Special entertainment for children. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. No admission charge.

AUG. 16-18: 3
8th annual Machias Wild Blueberry Festival. Features blueberry farm tours, pie-eating contest, cooking contest, road race and more than 250 vendors of Maine-made products. No admission charge.

AUG. 17-24:
Maine Wild Blueberry Festival at the Union Fair. Fairground Road. Features wild Maine blueberry pie-eating contest at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18; blueberry spitting contest at noon Aug. 21 and 23; Maine Wild Blueberry Queen coronation at 8 p.m. Aug. 18; wild Maine blueberry muffin contest at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 20; wild Maine blueberry dessert contest at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 22 and 10 a.m. Aug. 23; wild Maine blueberry pie contest at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 23; wild Maine blueberry pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. Aug. 23. For admission prices, contest rules, etc., go to