Blueberry Art Festival

Blueberry Art Festival Map

July 26-28, 2024

We are excited to announce the 44th annual Blueberry Art Festival slated for July 26-28, 2024.  Each year, the event draws 30,000 to 40,000 festival-goers across the three-day event.  The festival features 237 booths filled with artists and crafters, 25 food vendors, a beer garden, and freshly baked blueberry pies. 

We have many returning artists, crafters, makers, and exciting new ones.  You will find it at this year's festival if you are looking for watercolor or acrylic art, pottery, woodcraft, or something unique or unusual.  We mentioned food.  Those sumptuous blueberry pies and delicious burgers, brats, and pork chops are back on a stick.  Of course, there is seafood, kettle corn, and refreshing beverages - did we mention waffles too?

We need to mention our Operation Blueberry event happening in our business community.  Operation Blueberry runs from July 25 to July 28. Watch for the Operation Blueberry map, which we will post on Friday, July 19, 2024.   

Since there is too much to do in one day, why not enjoy Operation Blueberry and visit our local attractions one day and return to the festival for the second day of fun, food, and exciting arts and crafts?

Festival Dates/Hours

Friday, July 26 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, July 27 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, July 28 - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Blueberry Art Festival is currently full for the 2024 event.  There is a waiting list.  Contact Kristen at events@ely.org for details.

  1. Review the festival policies.
  2. Complete the application, ST-19, and Release and Hold Harmless forms.
  3. Submit the completed forms, along with photos and the $25.00 non-refundable jury fee to Ely Chamber of Commerce, 1600 E. Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731 or events@ely.org
  4. Payments may be submitted by check or money order.  For credit card payments, please call our office at 218-365-6123.

Festival Policies       Art & Craft Application          Food Court Application       ST-19 Form                Release & Hold Harmless Form

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