Events Surrounding The Florida Blueberry Festival
Discover the other events that surround the Florida Blueberry Festival.
The Florida Blueberry Festival is slated for April 22nd and 23rd in Brooksville, Florida, and it’s two days full of blueberries. You’ll find fresh blueberries, baked blueberry goods, crafts and more at the Blueberry Festival, but the fun doesn’t end there. Many other great events get scheduled around the same time, making it seem as if the Florida Blueberry Festival lasts much longer. With so much to see and do, you could schedule an entire vacation around the event.
Events Complimenting the Florida Blueberry Festival
The Florida Blueberry Festival has many activities and attractions, and additional happenings that just add to the attraction. Explore the following events happening in conjunction with the 2017 Florida Blueberry festival:
- 6th Annual Plein Air Art Event. This is a six-day event from April 8th to the 14th featuring on-location painting. It’s sponsored by the Florida Blueberry Festival Committee in conjunction with the Florida Blueberry Growers Association and the City of Brooksville. This year’s theme is "A Brush with The Blues 2017," and for six days prior to the Blueberry Festival, artists will paint the scenic and cultural scenes Hernando County has to offer. Painters can win prizes, and the 23rd will see a reception for painters.
- Music Under the Oaks at The Farm. Enjoy an ‘Open Mic Night’ atmosphere at The Farm, a private campground and picnic area. They maintain, “Bring a covered dish to share, your chair and your own beverage, along with your acoustic instruments, voice, poetry, stories and a smile! Admission and primitive camping by donation.” Call 352-424-2655 for details.
- Ghost Tours. Join a ghost tour from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Brooksville’s May-Stringer Historical Museum, a Victorian mansion and one of the oldest restored homes in the area. Hosted by the Hernando Historical Museum Association.
- Urban Slide. Coming to Brooksville the 22nd and 23rd, the Urban Slide is a 1,000-foot-long Slip 'N Slide located down a Brooksville city street. Participants ride down the slide on a tube with a variety of ticket options.
No matter whether your plans take you to the Florida Blueberry Festival or not, you can always buy fresh Florida blueberries for eating, baking and more. Find tips and recipes from the Blueberries from Florida website.