Events

16th Annual NC Blackberry Festival

In Caldwell County, blackberries are a part of every day life – children beg to go pick from the wild berries lining every bank and mothers take what isn’t eaten during the day for cobblers. Blackberry cobblers and jam are a strong part of local heritage. The North Carolina Blackberry Festival offers summer fun to all visitors – without the chiggers!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

  • 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm - A ticketed event on Main St. in Lenoir featuring blackberry infused cuisine, drinks, music and dancing.

Friday, July 7, 2017

  • 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm | Black”Beer”y Garden Featuring Local Breweries and Craft Beers
  • 6:00 pm - Blackberry Belle Pageant Preliminaries
  • 7:00 pm - Live Music – Front Porch Pickin’ Competition
  • 7:00 pm - Blackberry Recipe Contests
  • 9:00 pm - Glow Run 5K & Fun Run

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - Vendors, Food, Children’s Activities and Blackberries all day!

  • 10:00 am - Live Music at Stage 1 – The King Bees
  • 10:00 am - NC Blackberry Belle Pageant Finals at Stage 3
  • 10:30 am - Live Music at Stage 2 – Shelby Rae Moore
  • 10:30 am - Blackberry Festival Blood Drive
  • 11:00 am - Live Music at Stage 3 – Scupper’s Sagacious Squeeze Box Feat. Long John Shivers
  • 11:15 am - The Blackberry Eating Games (Youth & Adult)
  • 12:00 pm - Presentation of Colors Ceremony
  • 12:15 pm - Colossal Cobbler Parade
  • 12:30 pm - Live Music at Stage 2 – Melissa Reaves
  • 12:30 pm - World’s Largest Patchwork of Cobbler
  • 1:15 pm to 3:30 pm - Live Music on all Stages
  • 3:30 pm - Front Porch Pickin’ Winners at Stage 2

Sunday, July  9, 2017 – “BLACKBERRY JAZZ BRUNCH”

  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - A ticketed brunch event located at 1841 Cafe on Main St. in Lenoir.

Event Details

Location Downtown Lenoir, North Carolina
Lenoir, NC
Cost Free
Music Styles Bluegrass
Old-Time
Event Type Festival
  • ✔ Can Accommodate Groups
  • ✔ Family Friendly
  • ✔ Food Service
  • ✔ Handicapped Accessible

In addition to the Festival, Downtown offers a variety of shopping and dining options.


Contact Info

Phone (828) 726-0616
Email visitors@caldwellchambernc.com
http://www.NCBlackberryFestival.com

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