Michigan Blueberry Festivals in 2018

Looking for a blueberry festival in Michigan in 2018? (just scroll down the page)There is no other listing as complete and current as this list, just updated! All the blueberry festivals in Michigan we can find are listed on this page! If you love strawberries, look for a festival near you below! And I'm always looking for more blueberry festivals! Please write me, if you know of any to add!  I update the dates as soon as the festivals publish their information, but you can always click on the links (usually the name of the festival) to see the current information on the festival's own website. 

I update this list every year, but still click on the links to the festival (the blue, underlined name of the each festival) to confirm this year's dates on the website for each festival. They may change or cancel at the last minute. . If they don't have a website, call the phone number provided, but ALWAYS CONFIRM THIS YEAR'S DATES AND TIMES BY EITHER VIEWING THEIR WEBSITE OR CALLING.

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2018 Blueberry Festivals in Michigan - Where, When and More to Find a Blueberry Festival Near You!

 Michigan

Blueberries typically ripen from April (in Florida and Texas) through June and August in the upper Midwest and New England. June dominates as the month for blueberry production (and festivals) Unlike strawberries, which grow almost anywhere, blueberries are grown commercially in half as many states.

There are two general types of blueberry festivals 1) community festivals, usually organized by a church, school, local Chamber of commerce or a town and 2). Blueberry festival held at and by a farm. They are different in what they offer, and community festivals tend to be less expensive so they are grouped separately. (of course not all states and areas have both.)
Following the festival listings are links to our easy to follow directions about making blueberry jam, freezing blueberries, blueberry pies and much more.

Community Blueberry Festivals

  • Grandville Vintage Cars and Blueberry Fest - Friday and Saturday in early August; Friday 4 pm to 9 pm, Saturday 10 am to 4 pm
    3195 Wilson Ave SW, Grandville, MI 49418. Phone: (616) 531-3030. There are classic cars, vintage vendors, and lots of blueberry dishes. The event happens on Chicago Drive between Wilson and Washington. There are also carnival games,street vendors, barbecue and loads of blueberry deserts. World War II airplanes fly overhead at 7pm!
  • Harrietta Annual Blueberry Festival - Saturday in early AUgust from 8 am to 4 pm
    Phone: 231-389-2242. 8:00am to 11:00am - Pancake Breakfast at Harrietta Fire Hall, 10:00am to 4:00pm - Blueberry Ice Cream Social at St. Edward Catholic Church, 12:00pm Til Last One Is Gone - Sloppy Joe Meals at United Methodist Church, Plus
    12:00pm Till Last One Is Gone - Hot Dogs at the Harrietta Fire Hall. Plus  Rummage & Bake Sale at United Methodist Church, Bake Sale, Raffle, Blueberry Patch Tours at Harrietta's Blueberry Hill, Blueberry Festival Parade at 11:00am, Fish Hatchery ,  Pie Eating Contest on Main Stage and more.
  • Imlay City Michigan Annual Blueberry Festival - early August
    downtown, Imlay City, MI. Phone: (810) 724-1361. From Vendors on the street to the many games, inflatables and dunk tank, you will find that there is always something for children and adults to participate in. No child, is ever turned away (especially in the pie eating contest) no matter how old. This entire weekend is designed for families like yours.  
  • Marquette Blueberry Festival - Friday, July 27, 2018 from 10 am to 7 pm
    Marquette Downtown, West Washington and Front Streets, Marquette, MI 49855. Phone: (906) 228-9475. Washington and Front streets will be bustling with sidewalk sales, food vendors, artists, demonstrations, pony rides, inflatable arcade games, and activities for children and families. Downtown restaurants will satisfy your cravings for blueberry fare, from blueberry pizza to blueberry beer, while many downtown shops offer will offer “blue” specials. Local farmers will be on-hand throughout the day selling fresh produce, including mounds of plump blueberries and music fills the streets as live musicians perform throughout the day.
  • Montrose Blueberry Festivals - every year on the third weekend of August
    144 Hickory Street, Montrose, MI 48457-0316. Phone: (810) 639-3475. Fax: (810) 639-3474. Email: [email protected]. They serve blueberry pancakes, have a beer tent, arts and crafts and flea markets, and of course a parade with a blueberry queen. Montrose is located about 18 miles northwest of Flint, Michigan on M-57 about five miles from I-75. It is always the third weekend of August. 
  • National Blueberry Festival - August 9-12, 2018! - August -  the second weekend of August each year
    South Haven, Michigan. Phone: 269-767-7159. Email: [email protected]. The National Blueberry Festival is held on the second weekend of August each year, and is one of the country's oldest continuously-running fruit festivals! We're proud of South Haven's tremendous blueberry crop, and the important industry it represents in our area. Van Buren County is the Nation's most prolific producer of highbush blueberries, and Michigan as a whole produces upward of 100 million pounds each year. Growers, packers, u-picks, specialty equipment, agritourism, cottage industry and more convene right here in Southwest Michigan, and it's all thanks to the delicious and healthy king of fruits- the almighty blueberry! You'll find  fresh blueberries, blueberry plants, fresh baked pies, raffle tickets, festival t-shirts, music, parades, etc.
  • Paradise Annual Wild Blueberry Festival - August
    Paradise, Michigan. The Festival is held on the third full weekend of August each year  when the town puts on its "Blue Clothes" and invites everyone to join them for the Arts & Crafts Fair and Wild Blueberry Celebration. It is always lots of fun! Visitors can stroll the grounds along the shore of beautiful Whitefish Bay on Lake Superior, browse the Arts & Crafts Fair with 50+ artists, and enjoy continuous family entertainment. Festival visitors will know they are in "Paradise" when they taste the homemade blueberry pies, muffins, and buckles available throughout the weekend. A delicious Blueberry Brunch accompanied by the piano music of Palma Richardson will start the day both Friday and Saturday, and the Blueberry Brunch will run on Sunday morning also. Marjorie Shaefer will entertain with a collection of rhymes, fables, and folk tales each day, and Paradise's own Chet Mitchell will amaze us with his juggling ability and comic wit for three fun-filled days. 

Farm Blueberry Festivals

In addition to community and church festivals, some private farms have their own blueberry festivals.  See each farm for this year's dates (they often do not announce them until the end of May). They usually have PYO strawberries then, too.  Also, scroll down to see the links to recipes, freezing, canning and jam making directions at the bottom of the page.

  • We will be adding these as we find them;  Please write me, if you know of any to add!

Related Blueberry Information: Freezing, Making Jam, Jelly, Canning, Blueberry Pies, Recipes and More

Also, see our pages on easy illustrated blueberry directions:

For other fruit and vegetable festivals, see this page!