Marshall County Blueberry Festival is a favorite Labor Day weekend event in Plymouth, Indiana, with over 50 years of history. The four-day festival usually runs from Friday to Monday, featuring dozens of quality family activities in Centennial Park in Plymouth, Indiana. It is also a fundraiser for Marshall County's many non-profits.
Blueberry and delicious foods are one of the main attractions of the festival. Over 300 craft, merchandise, and food vendors from all over the U.S. showcase their beautiful produce and goods. Over 100 booths offer tasty treats like blueberry pies, ice cream, cakes, donuts, and shakes. Festival crowds eat about 50,000 blueberry donuts alone. Athletic activities for all ages include tennis, softball, tennis, Blueberry Stomp 5K/15K run, Bicycle Cruise, and volleyball. Expect fun competitions in arm wrestling, garden tractor pulls, horse pull, and kiddie tractor pedal pull. Hoosier Old Wheels Antique Car Show is the favorite event for classic vehicle enthusiasts, Festival's highlights also include hot air balloons and the grand Labor Day Parade. Not to mention live music on three stages and a spectacular firework display to end the celebration.
The festival is the premier event in North Central Indiana and the whole Midwest, attracting about 500,000 attendees annually. Named in "Top 100 Events" in North American by the American Bus Association, the festival dates back to 1966 when the Plymouth Jaycees held a Labor Day Celebration for Marshall County to mark the 150th anniversary of Indiana becoming a state.