The Marshall County Blueberry Festival is Indiana’s largest 4 day festival. Held annually over Labor Day Weekend, September 4-7, 2015. A family friendly festival, where all ages can come together to enjoy different kinds of activities, while enjoying each others company. Celebrating its 49th year, we wanted to share five Must See’s in 2015!
1. White Tigers which is a The White Tiger Discovery Program designed to exhibit and conservation program where the goal is to promote and excite people to the many conservation issues involving the five remaining species of tigers in the world. You will be able to see the keepers feed the tigers and conduct “Tiger Talks.”
2. The Redwood Log House is a unique exhibit. A fully furnished three room house, hand carved inside a 19000 year old giant California redwood tree. Dr. Lori, Ph.D., star appraiser on Discovery’s Auction Kings, will appraise the Redwood Log House for the television show “Strange Inheritance” hosted by Jamie Colby. It will be filmed during the festival, time to be announced.
3. Your visit to the festival wouldn’t be complete with blueberry donuts and blueberry ice cream, these are delicious festival staples. The most popular food item is the FAMOUS BLUEBERRY DONUTS, this not for profit group of seven local churches make over 5200 dozen donuts over the 4-day festival, which equals to roughly, 62,500 donuts!! And boy, are they delicious, well worth the long wait in line.
4. Be sure not to miss free entertainment of 3 stages throughout the 4 days of the festival. Gospel acts include musicians such at the Jacob’s Well, The Woodsmen Quartet, and the Overtones. Headliner State Line Drive will be performing Saturday evening on the Michigan Street Stage, while Silly Safari are children’s programs on the Jefferson Stage.
5. One of the most anticipated events during the Blueberry Festival is the annual Fireworks display. Bring your blankets and your family and watch the hot air balloons light up before the spectacular fireworks show on Sunday evening at dusk. Also, you can’t miss the Labor Day Parade down Michigan Street that begins at 9am. Over 100 units will be on display Local high school bands delight the nearly 20,000 spectators with their unique cadences and melodies. Fire trucks, police units, classic cars and antiques tractors are in abundance. Of course there are plenty of floats representing different organizations and festivals including our very own Miss Blueberry & her court. Cheer for the Blueberry Stomp runners as they make their way to the finish line along the parade route. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and sit in the shade of the tree line streets of Plymouth and enjoy the Marshall County Blueberry Festival Labor Day parade!
Blueberry Festival hours are September 4 5pm-9pm, September 5 9am-9pm, September 6 9am-9pm, and September 7 9am-6pm. Have a happy Labor Day Weekend!