2022 New Year’s Eve Blueberry Drop

Ring in the New Year in Burgaw! The Town of Burgaw, Pender County Tourism, Pender County Parks and Recreation, and the North Carolina Blueberry Festival will celebrate its 5th Annual New Year’s Eve Blueberry Drop powered by W. O. Grubb Crane Rental.

“The annual Blueberry Drop has enjoyed a tremendous amount of success in the last four years due to the hard work of our committee,” said Cody Suggs, Burgaw Parks, and Recreation director. “Last year was our biggest crowd and we look to continue that success with some new features for this year’s event.”
The New Year’s Eve Blueberry Drop takes place in Historic Downtown Burgaw with the celebration beginning at 5 p.m. and concluding at 7:30 p.m.

Entertainment will be provided by Ace Party Band, a party band from Kannapolis, NC.  Performing for all generations and music from all genres, this band is sure to get you dancing.

The lighted Blueberry Drop will take place at 7 p.m. EST, midnight Greenwich Mean Time.

The Town has taken the celebration a step further by adding a fireworks display to begin shortly following the drop. The fireworks can be enjoyed from the event area or designated parking areas throughout Town. Information on parking areas can be found on the town’s website. Fireworks will be provided by Hale Artificier, Inc from Lexington, NC
Spectators are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs. The Blueberry Drop committee strongly encourages no outside coolers, no pets, and no alcohol.

Food vendors will offer a variety of selections. Vendors include Lanes Ferry Food Truck, Port City Que, Something Good Food Truck, Topdog Hotdogs and Catering, Chris’s Cosmic Cheesecakes, and Jay’s Funnel Cakes. The Burgaw Lions Club will also be selling hot chocolate at the event.

“This is a family-fun event and we’re pleased to partner once again with the Town of Burgaw and the NC Blueberry Festival on this annual event,” said Tammy Proctor, Pender County Tourism director.

For more information or to become a sponsor contact Burgaw Parks and Recreation at 910-300-6401 or visit our website https://burgawnc.gov/blueberrydrop.