Greater Sudbury Blueberry Festival
           2014 - 29th Anniversary - July 13th - 20th               

Thanks to all who have attended Festival events during the past 28 years.  We hope you can join us in celebrating the 29th anniversary this July.  

Events Calendar  What happened in 2013

Contacts: Where to get more information

Picture Gallery: Blueberry Festival happenings   

Blueberry Information:  All you wanted to know

Sudbury Weather Forecast:

Blueberry Festival Sponsor for 2013

Check out the staff Blueberry Recipes - Yummie

Blueberry Festival also thanks Toppers Pizza and Freskiw Farms and the following supporters

   

History of the Blueberry Festival

While long recognized as the Nickel capital of the world for its vast underground wealth, Sudbury's above ground natural resource, the lowbush blueberry was not so well known.  Former Mayor Peter Wong set out to change this in 1986 when he organized the first Blueberry Festival du bluet.

Blueberries grow in such abundance here partly because of the mining industry and early smelting processes which created high acidic soil conditions in which blueberry bushes thrive. Pollinated by black flies (yes they do have a purpose) blueberries are free for the picking from about mid July into late August throughout the entire city. If you can't take the time to pick yourself then you can always purchase at the local farmers market or from the many roadside vendors.

The Blueberry Festival consists of a number of community events celebrating this wonderful resource, now considered the worlds most nutritious fruit. There are of course numerous blueberry pancake breakfasts, a blueberry pie eating contest, garden parties, concerts, family and childrens events all open to the public. Presiding over these good times during the third week of July each year are Sudbury's most famous couple Sud-berry and Sudbrina Bear the Festival mascots.

 

 

 
 

Everybody Loves Our Bears

Sud-berry and Sudbrina Bear with many fans at the Flour Mill Museum - all museums are open to the public throughout the summer.  Anywhere they go our Blueberry Festival Bears are loved by everyone of all ages.

Our own Kate and William pictured below on their wedding day - also watch the video