One year away from its 50th anniversary, the Marshall County Blueberry Festival (September 4th through the 7th, 2015) is shaping up to be even bigger and better than ever with 3 stages of live entertainment, a parade, hot air balloons, fireworks, carnival rides, horse and tractor pulls, food and craft booths, a spectacular car show, blueberry-pie eating contests, and much, much more.
Indiana’s largest 4‑day festival, the Marshall County Blueberry Festival has been celebrating the humble yet delicious and healthy blueberry for nearly half a century, now, making it a real Indiana tradition, not just a distraction.
Started in 1966 to observe and celebrate Indiana’s sesquicentennial, the inaugural event was so successful that it was turned into an annual festival – but what to call it once Indiana’s sesquicentennial had passed? At the time, Marshall County provided one third of Indiana’s blueberry crop and it was decided this would make the prefect item to celebrate.
And why not? We all (or most of us, anyway) know blueberries to be delightfully bite-sized and delicious. Unlike most sweetly tasty foods, however, the blueberry is not just sweet, it’s also packed with healthy vitamins and anti-oxidants.
Of course, you don’t have to be a big fan of blueberries to attend or enjoy the Marshall County Blueberry Festival (though it wouldn’t hurt). With the parades, fireworks, contests, food, and music of all kinds, the Marshall County Blueberry Festival is a snapshot of hometown Americana at its finest.
Admission into the festival is FREE, though tickets are required for the carnivals and the Friday Night Country Concert.
Marshall County Blueberry Festival 2015
Labor Day Weekend – September 4th through the 7th, 2015
For a full schedule of events and performances, be sure to visit the official Marshall County Blueberry Festival website: www.blueberryfestival.org
Marshall County Blueberry Festival Lodging
Scottish Bed & Breakfast is just twelve minute’s drive away from the festivities at the Marshall County Blueberry Festival. Our comfortably spacious lodging, nutritious breakfasts, and peaceful location in Bremen, Indiana make Scottish Bed & Breakfast a relaxing and rejuvenating place to call home base during your Amish Country Getaway.