The 40th annual Round Valley Blackberry Festival is scheduled for Saturday
and Sunday, August 20 and 21, 2022, at the Blackberry Festival grounds in Covelo. Organized by a committee of the Friends of the Round Valley Public Library and sponsored by
more than a dozen local businesses and groups of volunteers, the festival features arts and
crafts booths, kids’ activities, blackberry delicacies,
Mendocino wine tasting, a
climbing wall and live music
both days. Admission is free.
The grounds include a large wisteria-covered, semi-circular arbor with a bandstand in the middle, both originally built for the first festival in 1983. The wisteria arbor was renewed in 2018 thanks to generous donations of redwood lumber.
Inspired by the delicious blackberries that grow all around Round Valley, the event was begun in order to provide an outlet for local citizens to sell their handiwork, to boost the Round Valley economy by promoting tourism, and to unite the people of Round Valley in a common cause.
WHERE: Festival grounds are located at the corner of Main and Grange Streets, in the park of the historic Round Valley Flour Mill in Covelo.