Welcome to Historic Whitesbog Village
Whitesbog Village is an early 20th century company town and agricultural community. In the early 1900’s, Whitesbog was the largest cranberry farm in New Jersey. Its founder, Joseph J. White, was a nationally recognized leader in the cranberry industry. In 1916, Elizabeth C. White collaborated with Dr. Frederick A. Coville of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and successfully developed the first cultivated blueberry here at Whitesbog.
Whitesbog is an important part of New Jersey history and the history of the blueberry and cranberry culture in the United States. It is listed on both the National and State Registers of Historic Sites. Whitesbog includes the village and the surrounding 3,000 acres of cranberry bogs, blueberry fields, reservoirs, sugar sand roads and Pine Barren’s forests.
30th Annual Whitesbog Blueberry Festival
June 29, 2013
Join us for the 30th annual Whitesbog Blueberry Festival on Saturday June 29, 2013. Enjoy country fair food, handmade country crafts, Pine Barrens art, lively Pinelands music and the ever popular blueberry pie eating contest. Tour Whitesbog Village, visit all of our museums, pick your own blueberries. There will be plenty of children’s activities in the Children’s Tent. Between 2011 and 2016 we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the cultivated blueberry(1911-1916) with special exhibits. The festival is fun for the whole family.
The Whitesbog Preservation Trust received an operating support grant for 2013 from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.