I was today years old when I learned that July is National Blueberry Month. Did you know that the once wild berry was domesticated during the early 1900s? The special monthly commemoration of the blueberry was officially recognized by the US Department of Agriculture in 2003.

There's several places in the area to get them fresh and pick them yourself. Here's a list of just a few that we know of:

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Celebrate Blueberry Season with the Blueberry Jam Festival

Critz Farms is known for their delicious ciders, pick your own berries and more. Did you know they also host their Blueberry Jam Festival each and every year? It's happening on August 6 from 12PM to 10PM at 3232 Rippleton Road in Cazenovia and it's such a fun, family friendly event.

Enjoy food trucks, live music, vendors, wagon rides, children’s entertainers, farm tours, animals, and so much more!

If you're interested in attending, tickets are being sold online currently for the following sale prices:

        • Adults, ages 13+ - $12.00+ $2.52 Fee
        • Kids, ages 4-12 - $5.00+ $2.08 Fee

If purchasing online isn't an option, you can also buy tickets at the door day of the festival (although fair warning, it will be a tad bit more expensive.)

Schedule of Events: Blueberry Jam Festival

        • The Critz Café will be open from 11:00am–5:00pm. Try our delicious blueberry fritters and other blueberry goodies!

        • Pick your own blueberries and fresh pre-picked blueberries will be on sale

        • Our Gift Shop will be open from 11:00am–6:00pm

        • Check out the different visiting vendors

        • Kids can visit the animals, nature trails and enjoy the cow train rides,  Kiddie Corral Playground, Slide Mountain

        • Food Trucks will be on site from 12:00 noon–10:00pm

        • Cold and refreshing Blueberry Moon Cider and our full line of other refreshing beers and ciders will be served in our Tasting Room

Live Music:

Cider Mill Stage

  • Harmonic Dirt – 12:00 noon–1:30pm & 3:00pm–3:30pm
  • Slow Train – 5:00pm–6:00pm & 7:30pm–8:30pm

Main Stage

  • Second Line Syracuse – 1:30pm–3:00 pm
  • Boots ‘n Shorts – 3:30pm–5:00pm
  • Count Blastula – 6:00pm–7:30pm
  • Les Brers – 8:30pm–10:00pm

Kid’s Stage

  • Songflower Man – 12:00 noon–3:00pm
  • Twin Magicians Magic and Balloons – 3:00pm–6:00pm

You can find out more by visiting Critz Farms on Facebook.

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