Contact Us

© Copyright 2017 by

Montrose Blueberry Festival, Inc.

Tel: (810) 639-3475

Email: montroseblueberryfestival@hotmail.com

Address

P.O. Box 316
Montrose, MI 48457-0316

Future Blueberry Events for 2018 or later: Dance Competition; Art Exhibit; Talent Show; Bed Races; Blueberry Baking Contest; Stand-up Comedy Show; 3-on-3 Basketball; Sand or Mud Volleyball. Would you like to see any of these events added to our festival lineup? Click on our contact page; give us a call. We are looking for any interested and able-bodied volunteer(s) will to direct new or existing events. Please contact us here.
 
46th Annual Blueberry Super Parade

The 46th Annual Blueberry Super Parade kicks off promptly at 1 p.m. on Saturaday, August 19th. Long a festival favorite, the 100+ unit parade draws an estimated 15.000 spectators. Headlined by the 2017 Grand Marshals, Tim and Amy Hobson, and featuring the 2017 Blueberry Queen, Alison Wilson and her Court, Emily Paul the parade promises the return of many traditional entries including Shriner's Mini Cars, Motorcycle Unit and Clowns; the Frankentrost Band; and numerous Queen floats from Michigan cities. Thank you ELGA Credit Union for your Sponsorship!

Kid's Parade 

The Montrose Blueberry Festival features two great parades including our 26th Annual Kid's Parade on Friday, August 18th. The evening festivities kick off at 6 p.m. at the Hill-McCloy High School circle drive. Children may decorate bikes, wagons or miniature floats or walk the route in costume. Participants will be eligible for prizes and will be judged by this year's Queen and Court. The 2017 theme is "Blueberry Express". and kids are encouraged to be creative when decorating floats and designing costumes. Hit the Pie-Eating Contest immediately following the Kid's Parade.

Men's and Women's Slo-Pitch Softball Tournaments

A Blueberry Festival tradition is the annual slo-pitch softball tourney that takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 18th-20th. Tournament directors expect to have up to 34 teams competing in the men’s division and 16 women’s teams in competition. The men’s tournament will be held at the softball complex on N. Seymour Road, just a half mile off Vienna Road (M-57). Women’s tournament play will be held at the softball complex, as well as the diamond on Hickory Street. For more information contact tournament director Bill Persails at 810-602-9606.

20th Annual Baby & Kid's Contest

A Blueberry Festival tradition is the annual slo-pitch softball tourney that takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 18th-20th. Tournament directors expect to have up to 34 teams competing in the men’s division and 16 women’s teams in competition. The men’s tournament will be held at the softball complex on N. Seymour Road, just a half mile off Vienna Road (M-57). Women’s tournament play will be held at the softball complex, as well as the diamond on Hickory Street. For more information contact tournament director Bill Persails at 810-602-9606.

Blueberry Pancake Breakfast a Festival Tradition

Mouthwatering food is a festival tradition and the annual Pancake Breakfast is no exception. Breakfast is served both Saturday, August 19th and Sunday, August 20th from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the cafeteria connecting Kuehn-Haven Middle School and Hill-McCloy High School. The delightful, all-you-can-eat breakfast features those heavenly blueberry pancakes hot off the grill, sausage, juice, milk and coffee. Bbreakfast prices are only $7 per person, and as always, children 5 and under eat for free.

Craft Beer, Wine & Cheese Tasting 

Our Craft Beer, Wine & Cheese Tasting on Thursday night at the Entertainment Tent was a big hit last year and it returns in 2017 for an encore.  Join us Thursday, August  17th when we offer up  a tempting array of wines from around the state, delicate cheeses, and other assorted treats, all sponsored by Riverside Market, Fabiano Brothers, and Great Lakes Wine & Spirits.  You'll also find a huge selection of Specialty and Craft Beers sponsored exclusively by Riverside Market.

40th Annual Festival of Races

The 2017 Blueberry Festival Road Race features a 5K & 8K route.  The event includes both a run and walk, and takes place on Sunday, August 20th, at 7:15 a.m. Don't forget our "Kid's Fun Run" will take place immediately after the 5k/8k awards ceremony.  Kids of all ages are encouraged to join us at the football field to run the track. . Volunteers are always needed for this event and race director, Mandy Rindhage is looking for one or two people willing to learn the fundamentals of directing this race. Just click on this link to send Mandy a message and put "road race" in the subject line.  Race Sponsors: Genisys Credit Union and Leon J. Letter, Attorney at Law.

Blueberry Pies, Baked Goods and Souvenirs

Visit the Blueberry Pie fundraiser on your way out of the pancake breakfast.  Pick up a fresh baked blueberry pie or other blueberry baked goods and help our volunteers raise money for school groups. Or head over to the Entertainment Tent/Flea Market area where you'll find our Blueberry Store filled with all your favorite Blueberry baked goods, 2017 T-Shirts, and other Blueberry festival souvenirs.

8th Annual Golf Scramble July 22nd

The 8th Annual Golf Scramble returns Saturday, July 22nd at Briar Ridge Golf Course.  Mark your calendar for this fun event and make plans to join us at Briar Ridge Golf Course, 11099 Dodge Rd, Montrose.  Registration begins at 8 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Enjoy donuts & coffee for breakfast, coney dogs & chips at the turn, and a catered BBQ chicken and rib dinner and prizes after the scramble.  Contests include separate longest drive for men and women, closest to the pin 50-50, and Las Vegas hole, in addition to door prizes, raffles, and a 50-50 drawing.  Beer & water stations on the course. Registration forms are available now on our application page.

A Blueberry Festival tradition is the annual slo-pitch softball tourney that takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 18th-20th. Tournament directors expect to have up to 34 teams competing in the men’s division and 16 women’s teams in competition. The men’s tournament will be held at the softball complex on N. Seymour Road, just a half mile off Vienna Road (M-57). Women’s tournament play will be held at the softball complex, as well as the diamond on Hickory Street. For more information contact tournament director Bill Persails at 810-602-9606.

2019 FESTIVAL EVENTS

Future Blueberry Events for 2020 or later: Dance Competition; Art Exhibit; Talent Show; Bed Races; Blueberry Baking Contest; Stand-up Comedy Show; 3-on-3 Basketball; Sand or Mud Volleyball. Would you like to see any of these events added to our festival lineup? Click on our contact page; give us a call. We are looking for any interested and able-bodied volunteer(s) willing to direct new or existing events. You do not have to join the committee to direct an event! Please contact us here.
 
48th Annual Blueberry Super Parade

The 48th Annual Blueberry Super Parade kicks off promptly at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 17th. Long a festival favorite, the 100+ unit parade draws an estimated 15.000 spectators. Headlined by the 2019 Grand Marshals, WWII Veterans, Ike Fabela and Grover Good, and featuring the 2019 Blueberry Queen and Court, the parade promises the return of many traditional entries including Shriner's Mini Cars, Motorcycle Unit and Clowns; the Frankentrost Band; and numerous Queen floats from Michigan cities. Thank you ELGA Credit Union for your Sponsorship!

Kid's Parade 

The Montrose Blueberry Festival features two great parades including our 28th Annual Kid's Parade on Friday, August 16th. The evening festivities kick off at 6 p.m. at the Hill-McCloy High School circle drive. Children may decorate bikes, wagons or miniature floats or walk the route in costume. Participants will be eligible for prizes and will be judged by this year's Queen and Court. The 2019 theme is "BooBerry". and kids are encouraged to be creative when decorating floats and designing costumes with this Halloween theme. Hit the Pie-Eating Contest immediately following the Kid's Parade.

Men's and Women's Slo-Pitch Softball Tournaments

A Blueberry Festival tradition is the annual slo-pitch softball tourney that takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 16th-18th. Tournament directors expect to have up to 34 teams competing in the men’s division and 16 women’s teams in competition. The men’s tournament will be held at the softball complex on N. Seymour Road, just a half mile off Vienna Road (M-57). Women’s tournament play will be held at the softball complex, as well as the diamond on Hickory Street. For more information contact tournament director Bill Persails at 810-602-9606.

Blueberry Pancake Breakfast a Festival Tradition

Mouthwatering food is a festival tradition and the annual Pancake Breakfast is no exception. Breakfast is served both Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, August 18th from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the cafeteria connecting Kuehn-Haven Middle School and Hill-McCloy High School. The delightful, all-you-can-eat breakfast features those heavenly blueberry pancakes hot off the grill, sausage, juice, milk and coffee. Bbreakfast prices are only $7 per person, and as always, children 5 and under eat for free.

Blueberry Pies, Baked Goods and Souvenirs

Visit the Blueberry Pie fundraiser on your way out of the pancake breakfast.  Pick up a fresh baked blueberry pie or other blueberry baked goods and help our volunteers raise money for school groups. Or head over to the Entertainment Tent/Flea Market area where you'll find our Blueberry Store filled with all your favorite Blueberry baked goods, 2019 T-Shirts, and other Blueberry festival souvenirs.

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22nd Annual Baby & Kid's Contest

Wednesday, August 14th kicks off festival week with the 22nd annual Baby and Kid's Contest held in the middle school auditorium. Registration at the door is from 6-7 p.m. with the contest beginning at 7:15. Age groups include: newborn-12 months; 13-23 months; 2-4 years; 5-7 years; 8-10 years; and 11-14 years.  Hosted by our 2019 Blueberry Queen and Court, the children are introduced by age groups and judged according to personality and cuteness. Parents are advised to dress children in whatever type of clothing the child is most comfortable wearing.  Pre-register by obtaining an application by clicking on the photo above, or by calling contest director, Jessica, at 810-618-4599.

Craft Beer & Wine Tasting 

Our Craft Beer and Wine Tasting on Thursday night at the Entertainment Tent was a big hit last year and it returns in 2019 for an encore.  Join us Thursday, August  15th when we offer up a tempting array of delicious wines from around the state, sponsored by Riverside Market and Fabiano Brothers.  You'll also find a huge selection of Specialty and Craft Beers which are sponsored exclusively by Riverside Market. The gates open at 5 p.m. and guests may linger long after the 9 p.m. ending in order to place their orders with Pat Thorsby from Riverside. Watch for special drawings throughout the evening. Hungry? Food vendors are ready to serve you!

10th Annual Golf Scramble at Briar Ridge Golf Course

The 10th Annual Golf Scramble scheduled for Saturday, July 20th at Briar Ridge Golf Course is back for another great day on the links. We'll keep you updated on further developments so you'll be able to mark your calendar for this fun event and make plans to join us at Briar Ridge Golf Course, 11099 Dodge Rd, Montrose. In previous years, registration began at 8 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Golfers enjoyed donuts & coffee for breakfast, coney dogs & chips at the turn, and a catered BBQ chicken and rib dinner and prizes after the scramble. Contests included separate longest drive for men and women, closest to the pin 50-50, and Las Vegas hole, in addition to door prizes, raffles, and a 50-50 drawing.  Beer & water stations on the course. 

11th Annual "Kick-Off"
Car Show

The 11th Annual Blueberry Festival "Kick-Off" Car Show, returns on Sunday, August 11th in Lion's Park, 204 Park Street, in Montrose across from Carter Elementary. (The same park where you find our Flea Market, Food Vendors and Entertainment Tent).  Registration runs from 8-11 a.m., judging from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with the awards ceremony at 3 p.m.  Trophies to the top 25 vehicles, dash plaques to the first 50 vehicles registered, two Queens' Choice trophies, and two Grand Marshal trophies for the best overall vehicles.

Schmidt Amusements Carnival and Midway

The Montrose Blueberry Festival Committee is pleased to announce the return of Schmidt Amusements to this year’s festival. Schmidt’s is a Michigan-based, family owned and operated company based in Standish, MI.  With over 50 year’s experience, Schmidt presents a vast array of contemporary as well as traditional attractions offering a wide variety of rides, games, and food concessions, all geared to clean, affordable family fun. The carnival opens Friday, Aug. 16th and runs through Sunday, Aug. 18th.

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Camp Onsite at
Campers Village

Enjoy the Blueberry Festival by camping in our convenient, rustic campground. We have spaces to accommodate every type of camper, from tents, truck campers, trailers, 5th wheels and motor homes. Campers Village is located conveniently across from Hill-McCloy High School on Feher Drive and the corner of Nanita Drive. On Saturday you can enjoy watching the parade from this location as it winds down Nanita turning onto Feher  and into the high school parking lot. On Sunday, be front and center for the 5K/8K road race. The campground is short walk to the flea market, arts & crafts and entertainment tent (just go through the secret entrance at the northeast corner of the flea market). Reserve your space now!

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3rd Annual Royal
Tea Party

Join us Wednesday, August 14th from 1-3 p.m. at the Entertainment Tent for our 3rd Annual Royal Tea Party. It's a childhood dream come true when the little ones get to meet the 2019 Blueberry Queen & Court, Alexa Campbell and Justice Reed. Joining them will be royalty from other festivals and fairy tale princesses galore. Kid's get to enjoy face painting, delicious treats, and royal party favors and they can pose for pics with our Queen & Court. Kids must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult. 

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Kid's Fun Run
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Teen Dance

Kids get their own race at the Montrose Blueberry Festival when they join us for our annual Kid's Fun Run. The run is a 1/4th -mile lap around the track at the Bob Hayes sports complex at 301 Nanita Drive. Race time approximate after our 5k/8k awards ceremony at 10 a.m., when registration will begin. Fun Run races begin at 11 a.m. Kids of all ages are welcome. Our theme is "BooBerry" and we encourage kids to dress in their favorite Halloween costume. Young children may be accompanied by a parent or older sibling to encourage them as they make their way around the track. Medals for all participants, refreshments after the race, and goodie bags for all racers provided by Genisys Credit Union.

Our annual Teen Dance is back this year and teens aged 13-19 get their own night under the Big Top. Join us on Wednesday, August 14th at the Entertainment Tent from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Teens can dance the night away or just socialize with their friends while DJ Rob Mata spins the tunes. Learn the new dance craze or join DJ Rob as he keeps the music hopping with all the current hits and some of your favorite oldies. Refreshments available, however, no food or drinks can be brought into the tent. Cover charge.