Machias Wild Blueberry Festival T-Shirt Contest

Organizers of the Machias Wild Blueberry Festival want to remind everyone that May 1 is the submission deadline to enter your design in the 2018 Machias Wild Blueberry Festival T-shirt Contest. The winner’s design will be used on T-shirts made for this year’s festival, August 17 – 19. 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 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 1. 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 lowbush, wild blueberry. The berries are praised for their health benefits, as well as for their importance to the local and state economy.