Plymouth, Marshall County is the home of the Marshall County Blueberry Festival! It is something that we take such great pride in. It’s truly the event of the year and what people, of all ages, look forward to each year.
If you aren’t already aware this year we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Marshall County Blueberry Festival! We all know about the famous fireworks show along with the balloon glow on the Sunday night of the festival. This year to celebrate Blueberry’s 50th they’re throwing a firework extravaganza (shown in the photo above)!
What can you expect to find at the festival?
- The number one thing I would say we look forward to each year is the FOOD! Who could go wrong with food? The variety at the festival is endless from desserts to breakfast food, or from ice cream to turkey legs, the possibilities are limitless. Blueberry doughnuts (minis and regular size), blueberry ice cream, blueberry pancakes, blueberry pie, and blueberry muffins. It’s hard to turn and not see a blueberry something! Of course, there’re hundreds of other types such as the giant (we do mean giant) turkey legs, deep-fried Oreos, walking tacos, corn on the cob, sloppy joe, steak tips, elephant ears, and the list just goes on!
- Every year we have daily performances throughout the weekend. There’re local show groups such as the Junior High Lincoln Legends and the Plymouth High School show choir Crimson Connection, all the way to an exciting visit from the country music singer Jake Owen! Unfortunately, Jake won’t be joining us again this year but there’s bound be someone famous out at the park for the 50th!
- Other shows consist of the little Miss and Mr Blueberry pageant. It’s not too late to register your little one for so be sure the contact the blueberry office! (They get to ride in the parade as the winner!) For older girls there’s the Miss Blueberry Pageant for ages 17-20. The girls will compete in June for the Miss Blueberry 2016 title and represent the festival throughout the weekend and even at the state fair pageant in January. The deadline to sign up is May 13th so get your application filled out and turned in!
- The entertainment for this year is as follows: Little Miss Blueberry, Mr. Blueberry, After Midnight, Banda Nuevo Imperio, Crimson Connection, Culver Pipes & Drums, Daphne’s Dolls, Elwood Splinters Blues Band, Expressions Dance Studio, High 5, Indiana Blues Brothers, John Dudley, Karees Brown, Karli Edging, Katie Brooks, Lincoln Choir, Mariachi Sol Jalisciense, Marshall County Church Orchestra, Mo’ Beat Blues, Moonshine Alibi, Quentin Flagg, Scott Greeson, Silly Safari, Southern Straightaway, Spike and the Bulldogs, State Line Drive, Suzuki Music School of Granger, The Living Statue, The Spaniels, and Zach Day and Full Throttle.
- Throughout the weekend there are multiple t-ball, softball, baseball, and soccer tournaments taking place. A perfect setting to take a rest on the bleachers and eat some blueberry ice cream!
- For all of the runners out there, there’s the annual blueberry stomp! Blueberries are spread out across the starting line by Miss Blueberry and once the gun fires it’s take off time! There’s the one-mile fun run, 5k, and 15k!
- For the kids, there’s so many rides to choose from! The younger kids have a separate section from the bigger rides to assure the safety of your children. Wristbands are $20 a day or grab a mega pass for $50 for the whole weekend at the blueberry office!
Blueberry Festival Office Contact Information: http://www.blueberryfestival.org/index.html
233 East Jefferson St.
PO Box 639
Plymouth, IN 46563
1660 N. Michigan St.
Plymouth, IN 46563