Thanks to all those who entered - Much appreciated  Click the links below to see the winners in each category:

Painting Entries here

Photo Entries here

Short Stories here

Poems here

Music here

Crafts here

Miss: Videos - Recipes - Incidental etc. here


Thanks to all who have attended Festival events during the past 35 years.  We hope you will take part in the special Blue is Beautiful Contest this year as we continue to social distance due to COVID-19. 


Event Happenings What happened in the past.

Contacts: Where to get more information

Picture Gallery: Blueberry Festival happenings   

Blueberry Information:  All you wanted to know

Sudbury Weather Forecast:

 Blueberry Festival Sponsors


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

Sud-Berry Bear adventures click here  

The Blueberry Pickers Song - Andy Lowe

Recorded in concert at the Sudbury Theatre Centre. Andy has recorded three CDs of Sudbury and area songs.

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.

Video history of early years of festival:

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.

Video of Climb up Blueberry Hill with Sheldon Lowe - 1994


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 make friends with all ages.  Below they are seen with  with many fans at the Flour Mill Museum  and dancing with seniors at Legion Blueberry event. Anywhere they go our Blueberry Festival Bears are loved by everyone of all ages.

Our own Kate and William or Harry and Meghan, Sudbury Royalty pictured below on their wedding day on Lake Ramsey


Video below of annual Sudbury Blueberry Festival Pie Eating Contest with local media personalities.

Bears with Festival volunteers Vally Laflamme, Suzanne Mcrea and John Lindsay wearing Festival 'T" shirts.