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.

Join us for our 52nd Anniversary, August 13-20, 2023
2023 FESTIVAL EVENTS

 

We're already planning the 52nd annual festival scheduled for August 13-20, 2023. If you would like to be a part of planning for this fun-filled event, we welcome you to join us. You do not have to join the committee to direct an event! Please contact us here.
 
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Blueberry Super Parade

The Annual Blueberry Super Parade kicks off promptly at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 19th. Long a festival favorite, the 100+ unit parade draws an estimated 15.000 spectators. Headlined by the 2023 Grand Marshal, and featuring the 2023 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, Veteran's Mechanical, Hope Urgent Care, and Conlee Oil Company for your Sponsorship!

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Kid's Parade 

The Montrose Blueberry Festival features two great parades including our 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 2023 theme will be announced in January. Kids are encouraged to be creative when decorating floats and designing costumes with this fun theme. Hit the Pie-Eating Contest immediately following the Kid's Parade.

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Marketplace

Love Flea Markets and Craft Shows? Well, we've got the best of the best! We combined festival favorites flea market and arts & crafts into one huge event. We call it Marketplace and you're bound to find something you just can't resist. Over one-hundred vendors showcasing flea market finds such as books, toys, antiques, collectibles, clothing, pet supplies, household items and furniture. Plus, dozens of your favorite crafters featuring candles, body lotions, honey, homemade items, yard-art, and more! We've even got your favorite home-based sellers such as Lularoe, Avon, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Thirty-One, Scentsy, and Origami Owl. So don't miss our Marketplace, it's a festival all on its own!

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Traditional Blueberry Pancake Breakfast

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 12 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. Breakfast prices are only $9 per person, and as always, children under 5 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/Marketplace area where you'll find our Blueberry Store filled with all your favorite Blueberry baked goods, 2023 T-Shirts, previous year Car Show and Road Race T-shirts at discount prices, and other Blueberry festival souvenirs.

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Baby & Kid's Contest
Ages Newborn to 14

Wednesday, August 16th kicks off festival week with the 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 2023 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.

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Craft Beer & Wine Tasting 

Our Craft Beer and Wine Tasting on Thursday night at the Entertainment Tent was a big hit in 2022 and it returns in 2023 for an encore.  Join us Thursday, August 17th when we offer up a tempting array of delicious wines from Michigan and elsewhere, 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! Silent auction.

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Golf Scramble at Briar Ridge Golf Course

The 14th Annual Golf Scramble scheduled for Saturday, October 7th 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. Onsite registration begins at 8 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Golfers will enjoy donuts & coffee for breakfast, coney dogs & chips at the turn, and a catered 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. 

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"Kick-Off" Car Show

The 15th Annual Blueberry Festival "Kick-Off" Car Show, returns on Sunday, August 13th in Lion's Park, 204 Park Street, in Montrose across from Carter Elementary. This year we're back to normal with a classic theme. Registration runs from 8-11 a.m., participant voting from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with the awards ceremony at 3 p.m.  Trophies to the top 10 vehicles, participation plaques to all registered vehicles, dash plaques to the first 50 vehicles registered, two Queens' Choice trophies, a Grand Marshal trophy for the best overall vehicle, a Most Unique trophy sponsored by Black Sheep, a Sponsor's Choice trophy sponsored by D & D Bump n' Paint, and an In Memoriam Trophy for one of our friends. 

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Anderson Midways

The Montrose Blueberry Festival Committee is pleased to announce the return of Anderson Midways to this year’s festival. Anderson's is a Michigan-based, family owned and operated company based in Standish, MI.  With over 50 year’s experience, Anderson's 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. 18th and runs through Sunday, Aug. 20th. Wristband & ticket prices to be announced at a later date.

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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.

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Royal Tea Party

Join us Tuesday, August 15th from 1-3 p.m. at the Entertainment Tent for our popular Royal Tea Party. It's a childhood dream come true when the little ones get to meet the 2023 Blueberry Queen & Court. 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. Cost is only $5 per child, adults are admitted free.

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Cornhole Tournament

Come on down to the Entertainment Tent on Wednesday, August 16th, for this fun-filled, 2nd year event. We're bringing the Cornhole Tourney back to the Festival and we guarantee you a good time. The tent opens at 5 p.m., contest starts at 6 p.m. Our tournament directors are busy planning the event and more details will be released soon. We can tell you that winners will receive CASH prizes, plus there may even be some drawings for fun freebies. Cash bar! Concessions available from Buzy Dogs Hot Dog Joint. 

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Teen Dance

Our annual Teen Dance is back on Tuesday night this year and teens aged 13-19 get their own time under the Big Top. Join us on Tuesday, August 15th 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. 

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3-on-3 Basketball

It's back again for a third year, 3 on 3 basketball returns to the Blueberry Festival. This year's event is organized and directed by the Montrose Girls Basketball coaches and takes place at Barber Park on Seymour Road, just 1/4 mile south of M-57. Join us on Saturday, August 19th from 9 a.m. until finish, for this fun event. Onsite registration begins at 8 a.m. with tournament play starting at 9 a.m. Spectators are urged to bring their own chairs for more comfortable viewing and cheering of their favorite teams. Food and beverages may be brought in. Concession stand available if you're looking for festival food. Please, no drugs or alcohol allowed on Township property.

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Entertainment Tent-Friday

Join us at the Entertainment Tent on Friday, August 18th for a fantastic night of live music. We haven't yet signed our weekend entertainment but we're looking at some exciting talent. We promise they'll be someone you know and love!  We're counting down the days until then and we know you want to be there too!  Must be 21 to enter. Photo ID required for admittance. Cover charge.

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Entertainment Tent-Saturday

Come on back to the Entertainment Tent on  Saturday, August 19th for another night of live music. We haven't yet signed our weekend entertainment but we're looking at some exciting talent. We promise they'll be someone you know and love!  We're counting down the days until then and we know you want to be there too!  Must be 21 to enter. Photo ID required for admittance. Cover charge.

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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 entertainment tent & marketplace areas  (just go through the secret entrance at the southwest corner of the campground-behind the tennis court). Reserve your space now!

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Annual Duck Race

Don't miss the 5th Annual Chamber of Commerce Duck Race, which this year is  happening in conjunction with the 51st Annual Montrose Blueberry Festival. The Duck Race takes place at Barber Park on Seymour Road on Sunday, August 20th.. Ducks drop at 3 p.m. and don't worry about heading to the park, if you're in town, just head on in to the festival entertainment tent where the duck race will be live-streaming. You'll catch all the thrills, chills, and duck bills, while enjoying a Shriner's pulled pork lunch, a nice cold brewski from the tent, and some great karaoke action. Don't miss this fun-filled combo, Chamber Duck Race & Blueberry Festival!