Blueberry/Art Festival

The Blueberry/Art Festival is canceled for 2020.  Please follow us at @BlueberryArtFestival on Facebook for announcements for an alternate online 2020 festival starting in mid-June.



Thank you for visiting the Blueberry/Art Festival page! You will find information for festival-goers, potential vendors, and festival director contact information. 


The Blueberry/Art Festival, Ely’s signature summer event, features more than 290 artists, crafters and makers, and 25 food vendors and musicians. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the festival that now draws over 40,000 people during the three-day event to enjoy fine art, quality crafts and great food.

The festival is held in Ely’s beautiful Whiteside Park where you can find wood and leather products, metal art, photography, paintings, jewelry and pottery, and many other unique hand-crafted items. Free musical entertainment daily.  Activities for the children. A wide variety of delicious food ranging from blueberry pancakes, blueberry pie ala mode and other festival favorites.


Local retail businesses and restaurants catch blueberry fever too.  Stop by participating retail businesses to shop their unique blueberry wares.  Restaurants will serve up delicious salads, desserts, and cocktails too. 

Make it a weekend and enjoy hiking, day canoe trips, museums, and other attractions. Refresh and relax in one of Ely’s beautiful lodging facilities after a fun day of shoppingdining, and other activities. Don’t forget to book early! 


Festival Details 

  • Last full weekend in July in Whiteside Park - No admission fee
  • Friday: 10am - 6 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm; Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm
  • City of Ely ordinance does not allow dogs in the park.
  • SPONSORED BY Ely Chamber of Commerce

Potential Festival Vendors

Those interested in applying for the Blueberry/Art Festival should complete the appropriate application and submit the information requested, along with a non-refundable $25.00 jury application fee.  The jury application fee may be submitted by check, money order or credit card.  To pay by credit card, please contact our office at 218-365-6123.  Please note:

  • No buy-sell allowed
  • Must attend all three days of the festival
  • Review attached festival policies prior to application

Art, Craft, Maker Jury Application

Food Vendor Jury Application

2020 Festival Policies 


Blueberry/Art Festival Director Contact

Ely Chamber of Commerce

Ellen Cashman, Festival Coordinator
Phone: (218) 365-6123

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