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2018 Blueberry Festival T-Shirt Design Contest - Mar. 27, 2018

2018 Blueberry Festival T-Shirt Design Contest

(Machias, Maine)  Organizers of the Machias Wild Blueberry Festival want to remind everyone that May 1, 2018 is the submission deadline to enter your design in the 2018 Machias Wild Blueberry Festival T-shirt Contest.

Every year a different design is featured on the T-shirts, which are sold to hundreds of Festival goers. Co-Chair, Nancy Lewis, said that it's always exciting to see so many colorful, creative designs.
"This contest attracts entries, not only from right here in Maine, but from all across the country," said Lewis. "People of all ages are invited to submit a design and be part of this wildly popular event!"
The unique T-shirts are in huge demand and even have become collectors' items for some folks. The winning design also will be used for a United States Postal Cancellation stamp that is available during the festival, and for one month after the festival at the Machias, ME post office.
So, get your creative blueberry juices flowing! Designs should be simple and catch the fun of the festival. But hurry, remember the deadline is Tuesday, May 1st. Contest guidelines and the entry form can be found by following the contest link on the Festival home web page at
This is the 43rd year for the much anticipated Down East festival that celebrates the tiny low-bush, wild blueberry. The berries are praised for their health benefits, as well as for their importance to the local and state economy. Each year about 100 million pounds of wild blueberries are harvested across mid-coast and eastern Maine from more than 44,000 acres, known as blueberry barrens. A fraction of the fruit is sold fresh, with the bulk of the harvest flash frozen and sold all over the U.S.

Nancy Lewis
(207) 271-8513