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Pinelands Discovery Festival at Whitesbog Village

September 21st, 2009 · 3 Comments

Come discover the Pine Barrens October 4,  2009 from 11:00am - 4:00pm. touted as a day of fun and learning about the NJ Pinelands, the day will include the release of a rehabilitated animal, walking and tractor driven tours, presenters on a wide range of Pinelands subjects, sounds provided by icons in the Pine Barrens music community, children’s activities, great food, and exhibits that offer a wealth of information.Whitesbog

Presentations will include speakers on a variety of Pinelands topics, including plants, animals, history, and culture.

Historic Whitesbog is the site of the first cultivated blueberry. The surrounding bogs and forest provide an opportunity to view a pinelands ecosystem. Tours will include cranberry bog tours, historic tours of Whitesbog Village (including Sunningive, the home of Elizabeth White, who first cultivated the blueberry), and ecology walks led by naturalists. Tours will continue throughout the day.

A wide variety of exhibitors, artists, nature photographers, and interactive displays will be showcased, all featuring the different facets and crafts of the Pinelands. Many of the region’s environmental organizations will be on hand. Information and pamphlets will be available for festival-goers to collect as a resource.

Tags: festival · blueberries · history · Pine Barrens · Uncategorized

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 John // Oct 2, 2009 at 11:10 am

    I believe the Festival is on Sun the Oct 4th (with all the above information)
    The Walking Tour at Whitesbogs is on Oct 3rd at 1pm. $5/person

  • 2 admin // Oct 2, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    John,

    You are correct, thanks for pointing that out. I have corrected it.

    Thanks again!

  • 3 A Little Bit of Elizabeth White, A Little Bit of Blueberry | The Cranberry Blue // Oct 8, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    […] is a preview of the festival. This one is the Blueberry festival of last year, which I attended. The Pinelands Festival happening this weekend is similar, but will showcase different subjects mostly focused on […]

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