Mossyrock Blueberry Festival

The First Weekend in August
Blueberry Festival
August 5 - 7, 2016

The next festival will be held August 4-6, 2017

The Blueberry Festival was named the readers choice for the
Top "Entertainment"       and       Top "Take the Family"
event for Southwest Washington in the 2016 edition of the
Traveler's Companion: Definitive Guide to SW Washington
(The link is assessable to Facebook members.)

The Blueberry Festival was voted one of the best festivals
in the Chronicle's Best of Lewis County Contest.
(Bestoflewiscounty2016: A Chronicle Special booklet, page 21)

Planning is underway for the 2017 festival. In the mean time you can enjoy pictures of events at the 2016 festival.

Featured Concerts
All concerts were free with festival admission.
They were outdoors on Klickitat Prairie Park stages.
Chris Guenther & The Honky Tonk Drifters
8 PM, Friday night
Decade Detour
Saturday afternoon 1-5 PM.
MissyG Country Band
Saturday 6-8 PM.
Back Fire Band
8 PM - Midnight, Saturday night
The Ryders Band
11 AM - 1 PM, Sunday
Los Flacos
1 - 3 PM, Sunday afternoon

NEW - Blueberry Baking Contest

The Blueberry Festival is a motorcycle friendly event.

Blueberry Festival Picture
Berry fields decked out in their fall colors in the Mossyrock valley.

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*Photo curtesy of Craig Coppock, Mossyrock Hardware.
**Chris Johnson - East County Journal.
****Photo curtesy of Glenn Aldrich.
#Photo curtesy of Peggy Schwartz.

The Annual Blueberry Festival
August 5-7, 2016

The festival was 3 days long again - from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon. Among the features of this year's festival were:

  • Pancake breakfasts Saturday and Sunday mornings
  • A 3 day quilt show
  • The annual car show (Saturday)
  • The parade on State Street (Saturday 11 AM)
  • New Blueberry Desserts Contest (Saturday)
  • Plenty of activities for kids including Bouncy Toys, BMX Track (bring your own bike), playground, ...
  • A 5K and 8K Tail race (Saturday)
  • Several outdoor music events every day including some special concerts.
    Most were held on the new amphitheater in the park.
  • Chris Gunther concert (Friday)
  • MissyG Country Band (Saturday)
  • Decade Detour (Saturday)
  • Back Fire concert (Saturday)
  • The Ryders Band (Sunday)
  • Los Flacos (Sunday)
  • Bicycle ride crossing the Mossyrock dam (Sunday)

** Most events including vendors, stage shows, the pie eating contest, and parking were held in Klickitat Prairie Park just south of State St. or the Community Center on State St. The parade was on State St. The car show was held on the school grounds while the Tail Race is started on the south side of the Mossyrock Dam. This year the Bicycle ride started at the Klickitat Prairie Park parking lot.

While visiting Mossyrock you may want to buy some blueberries from a local farm and visit the flower fields and show garden at the DeGoede Bulb Farm. Better yet, make your visit part of a longer trip staying at one of the hotels or camp grounds along the beautiful White Pass Scenic By-Way stretching from I-5 south of Chehalis to Naches along US 12.

Welcome to the Mossyrock Blueberry Festival website

The Mossyrock Blueberry Festival is a community-led event coordinated by the Mossyrock Area Action League (MAAL), a grass roots, 501(c)3 non-profit organization working on community asset building, economic development, and poverty reduction in East Lewis County, Washington. The Mossyrock Blueberry Festival is a partnership between MAAL, the City of Mossyrock, the Mossyrock School District, the Road Rebels Car Club, and many local and regional organizations. Along with its Festival partners, MAAL would like to acknowledge its dedicated and invaluable volunteers. By all of us working together we hope to offer our visitors and neighbors an enjoyable, fun, and memorable visit to the Mossyrock area. Please check out all the great places to stay while visiting the Mossyrock area on our Places to stay page. And remember, this is the peak of the season to get those beautiful and nutritious blueberries.

All the best,
Philip McDaniel
Blueberry Festival Coordinator

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Mossyrock Area Action League (MAAL). Our Mission is to foster an improved quality of life for the people of the Mossyrock, Silver Creek, Salkum, and Cinebar communities. We encourage investment in our community to create and cultivate community assets that enhance the health and well-being of our neighbors.

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