Whitesbog Blueberry Festival Brings New Film Screening to 35th Annual Event

Jun 20, 2018

The 35th Blueberry Festival at Whitesbog is this weekend, June 23 and 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Taste the berries from a nearby farm and take home a pint or a flat; pick berries fresh from the original heritage plants in the fields; eat them in locally made pies, muffins, cakes, jams, preserves, fried, blueberry drinks, blueberry wine, cider, syrup and so much more. Enjoy wagon tours, antiques, Pinelands talks, craft and food vendors, live music, museum tours, a makers workshop and a pie-eating contest for kids. Additionally, check out this year’s film screening component.

Each day at noon at the Barrel Factory, catch a screening of “Harvesting Stories,” a collection of short films based on interviews with community members about their reflections on Whitesbog Historic Village, Browns Mills and regional cranberry and blueberry farming.

Talk with filmmaker Ed Mattson and some of the stars of the films. The program is less than an hour, and snacks are provided.

Entry to the festival is $5 per carload. Contact organizers at 609-893-4646 or whitesbogevents@gmail.com if attending the screening only.

“Harvesting Stories” was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The purpose of the project is to record oral histories as tools to connect people who lived and worked in the village, their families, migrant farm workers and current residents.

The festival is located at 799 Lakehurst Road in Browns Mills. For additional details visit whitesbog.org.  —V.F.

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