Wilmington to host Blueberry Block Party on Saturday

WILMINGTON — Wilmington Works will host the annual Blueberry Block Party on South Main Street in Wilmington on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. The grand finale to the Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival, the Block Party will feature live music, crafts, food, and fun.

The Wyld Nightz Band will be playing on a flatbed truck (provided by Greene's Service Station) at the corner of South Main Street and Route 9.

Come early to register for the annual pie eating contest, sponsored by the Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley Chamber of Commerce. Thirty contestants of all ages can sign up on-site at the Block Party, with the pie eating contest taking place at around 6 p.m.

Meanwhile, there will be local food vendors selling everything from lobster rolls to cotton candy as well as a variety of blueberry treats. Local craft vendors will be present on South Main Street. The Friends of Pettee Memorial Library will host their annual Book Sale on the library lawn, and the Library will sponsor blue-themed lawn games and face painting for children.

In case of rain, the event will move indoors to the Old High School at 1 School St.

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