"Welcome to the new Sutherlin Blackberry Festival Website"
“A Berry Good Time for a Berry Good Cause”
Planting seeds of hope in the minds of youth.
Recognizing the importance of higher education, the Sutherlin BlackBerry Festival raises money each year to provide continuing education scholarships to graduates of Sutherlin and Oakland High Schools, (OSD 130 and OSD 1, respectively) to help them in their quest to achieve a college education. The building of a community is high on our list. We give back to the community in many ways.
The Blackberry Festival has:
Purchased and donated land to the city of Sutherlin.
Improved city parks and mitigated a wetlands.
Supported the development of the community.
Donated money to Boy Scout Eagle projects.
Donated money to the Sutherlin High School Booster Club fund for new bleachers.
Donated money to the Sutherlin Leadership Team’s Raised the Flag Project.
Donated to the Murphy Plywood emergency relief fund.
Helped cancer victims and many other worthy causes.
Donated money to bring the AVTT Traveling Tribute Wall to Sutherlin.
Supported the celebration of the Sutherlin Centennial.
Sutherlin Blackberry Festival, Inc. a Public Benefit Corporation
Great Causes, Great People, Great Fun
A Message from the Blackberry Festival Committee:
We would like to invite everyone to attend the 24th Sutherlin Blackberry Festival and enjoy all that we have to offer. Our Festival was awarded “Top Festival in the County” according to the News Review, and we would like to keep that title and continue to bring our event to you every year. Blackberry is a non-profit organization of a group of people that get together and provide a Festival once a year to Sutherlin. Our Festival is only one way that the community sees that we give back. We have continually sought to make Sutherlin a better place to enjoy living. The Blackberry Festival is proud to bring you a festival each year, purely put together by volunteers. These volunteers spend countless hours trying to make the perfect event. If you happen to see one, let them know that they are appreciated, because if we didn’t have our volunteers, we would not have Blackberry.
Our Festival is a nonprofit organization for charity with a 501(c)(3) status. All of the funds raised during the Festival are returned to our community. We have helped folks with cancer treatment, donated parklands, given funds to promote a skate park and many other needs. This year our committee gave 13 scholarships to deserving students from Sutherlin and Oakland High Schools. It is our hope that these graduates can utilize the funds we provide to grow and learn, and someday bring hope to others.
See you at the festival!