Located in North Central Indiana, Centennial Park in Plymouth will come alive with the 43rd annual Marshall County Blueberry Festival. Held over Labor Day weekend the Blueberry Festival is one of the Midwest's premier events and has been named a "Top 100 Event" in North American by the American Bus Association.
The Blueberry Festival's main objectives are; to provide quality family activities at little or no cost, and a venue for Marshall County's many Not-for-Profit to raise funds. Most organizations that participate are able to generate all their operating costs for the year from the profits made at the festival.
Those who make purchases, remember to get a receipt. Be sure to pick up a business card also just in case you may want to contact them later. If you see an item your just not sure whether you want to purchase it, get the vendors business card and write the item on the back. Put it in your bill-fold for safe keeping. After the festival, the office is flooded with calls from festival goers wanting information on certain vendors. Trying to find them is quit tedious and next to impossible without the vendor’s name.
Upon arrival, pick up an event guide. This has a map inside that will help you navigate through all the booths. Pick a spot to meet family or friends if you plan to split up. If you have children with you, the festival offers lost child bracelets. Just write number of the cell phone you have with you on the back. Instruct your child to look for Blueberry Officials wearing Blue Vests or a Policeman if they get separated from you. These officials will remove the bracelet, call the number and reunite the child with their parent.
If you plan on attending the fireworks, allow extra time for the trip home. Patience is the key. Our security teams do a fantastic job directing traffic after the show. Just use your best manners and be courteous to the other drivers. We want everyone to make it home safely.
Craft, Commercial & Food Vendors are an integral part of the Blueberry Festival. Over 300 craft vendors from all across the United States showcase their goods. Local and regional businesses take the opportunity to promote their products and services in the commercial area. And what would a festival be without food. With 100 booths to choose from there is a tasty treat for everyone. Of course blueberries are in abundance especially in our non-for-profit area. These groups offer the very best in blueberry delights like blueberry pie, blueberry ice cream, blueberry shakes, sundaes, donuts, blueberry cheesecake and just plain blueberries!