RAIN OR SHINE! 2016 Blueberry Festival

RAIN OR SHINE!  WE OPEN AT 9.  Bring your umbrella and rain coat and enjoy what we have going on!  See you at Blueberry Festival.

Want to see what you missed at past Blueberry Festivals?  Check out our Archives page.

Click here to see a copy of the 2016 Blueberry Program

2016 Festival Information

The Blueberry Festival is held the last Sunday in July – this year the 17th Annual Festival will take place on Sunday, July 31st on the grounds of Old Austerlitz from 9am-4pm. The event is always held RAIN or SHINE.
Early 19th century craft demonstrations & wares, live music and of course – lots of blueberries!


We ask you to leave your pet safely at home so that you can fully enjoy all of the festivities we have going on throughout the day for this year’s 17th Annual Blueberry Festival.


Adults $7.00
Children under 12 free

The event features early 19th Century craft demonstrations and wares, antiques, gift shop, animals, live music and entertainment for children, many different vendors and a variety of foods to feed the masses.

NEW this year — a Silent Auction, with many beautiful antiques, plus intriguing collectibles and ephemera items.

As always, there are blueberries galore and a blueberry pancake breakfast.

Blueberry Pancake Breakfast – 9am until 11:30am
(additional charge separate from admission)
Adults  – $7.00
Children under 12 –  $3

A Sample of the items created by our 2015 Crafters & Artisans

2016 Exhibitors

As of 7/22/16, the Artisans, Crafters, Artists and Antique Dealers participating in this year’s festival are:

As of 7/22/16, the Market Vendors participating this year are:

As of 7/22/16, the Non-Profit Organizations participating this year are:

2016 Entertainers

As of 7/22/16, the Entertainers & Musicians participating this year are:

  • Rick Warren & Marilyn Miller – Guitar and Vocals
  • Joe Adee – Master Emcee!  (Joe will also sing and perform on guitar & harmonica)
  • NeuBop Monsemble – Howard Lieberman on Keyboard & Guitar
  • The Berkshire Ramblers – Great Barrington, MA

As of 7/22/16, the Special Exhibitors/Demonstrators participating this year are:


Some generous donations came in after our program was printed.  We include your names in the list below — with a heart-felt “thank you” to one and all!

Heritage Circle – $1000+
Tony & Gail Cashen
Sue Mugler

Historian – $500+
John & Denise Dunne
Bob Herron
Jane Magee & Paul Bernstein

Benefactor – $250+
Ed Herrington, Inc.
Norma Edsall
Hudson River Tractors
Joe & Connie Mondel
Robert & Barbara Willner

Supporter – $100+
Ron & Kristin Davis
Rebecca Greer
NUBK (National Union Bank of Kinderhook)
Michael Rebic & Jeffrey Harris

Friend – Up to $99
Kleeber Insurance Services

Additional Supporters
Hudson River Tractor
Triplex Cinema
The Beacon Cinema