Blueberry Festival FAQs
1. Where can I pick blueberries when I come to your festival?
Unfortunately, blueberry picking season has come and gone by the time the festival rolls around. But this does not mean you cannot find the best in blueberry treats. The Not-For-Profit food area has blueberry ice cream, blueberry sundaes, blueberry cheesecake, blueberry pies, muffins, shakes, cups of blueberries, and the best blueberry donuts on the planet!
2. Since blueberries are out of season, why is the festival called the Marshall County Blueberry Festival?
Marshall County at one time produced 1/3 of Indianas blueberries. Since the county is largely agricultural, it seemed fitting to call it the Marshall County Blueberry Festival.
3. What is the admission charge?
The Blueberry Festival is FREE.
4. What about parking, is that free also?
The official parking for the Festival is at Plymouth High School. The fee is around $5.00 per car and this includes tram tickets for all passengers. Trams shuttle festival goers into the heart of the festival. Proceeds from this area benefit groups at the High School. Other parking is available, some of these lots are run by church groups, boy scouts troops or private citizens, these fees vary.
5. How much does it cost to see the entertainment?
The entertainment is free also. We are happy to provide quality family friendly entertainment on three stages all weekend long. From the fast pace of Rockabilly to the sounds of Southern Gospel, there is entertainment for everyone. Check out the entertainment page for a complete schedule.
6. What is not allowed at the festival?
Absolutely no pets, alcohol, weapons, bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, chains, illegal contraband or harmful substances are allowed. Our security team is top notch and strictly enforces all rules and regulations. They ensure your Blueberry Festival experience will be the very best! Please note, leader/service dogs are the only exception, these dogs must be wearing vests and the owner must carry documentation.
7. Where exactly is Centennial Park Plymouth, Indiana?
Plymouth Indiana is located in North Central Indiana near where U.S. 31 and U.S. 30 intersect. Centennial Park is on Michigan Street (Old U.S. 31), with the exact address of 1660 N. Michigan Street in case you need to do a map search for directions. The park is easy to find, and when you get near Plymouth, watch for the Blue signs on 30 & 31.
8. What if I want to spend a couple of days, where can I stay?
Plymouth and the surrounding area offer many places to stay. Check out our lodgings page for a list of Hotels, Bed & Breakfasts and Camping facilities.
9. Is the Festival Handicap accessible?
Yes. Handicap parking is at Plymouth High School. Trams are specially equipped to transport wheelchairs and scooters. Scooters must be ADA approved. The terrain at the festival varies from paved sidewalks, grassy paths to gravel roads. Wheelchair rentals are available through the Friends of the Library, Plymouth. Take the Tram to Jefferson School, the booth is set up where you get off.
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 vendors 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.
Further information may be obtained by calling the Blueberry Office, 888-936-5020.
P.O. Box 639
Plymouth, IN 46563