FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Covid 19 Update:
2021 festival events will likely again be impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. Bear with us as we try to anticipate unique needs and questions for the 2021 celebration. Note that the current list of FAQs will inform you about an average (non global pandemic) festival, and may not be applicable to this year's event. Thank you for you patience.
Where can I buy blueberries and blueberry products?
Blueberries and blueberry products are available at the Blueberry Central Market located at the Huron Street Pavilion (Friday and Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-2). There is also a vendor area along the Riverfront, with additional hours. If you want to pick your own blueberries or visit a blueberry farm, be sure to check out our agriculture partners on the Blueberries Page!
What is Blueberry Central Market?
Blueberry Central Market is located at the Huron Street Pavilion (see festival map). Here you can purchase fresh blueberries, blueberry pies, jams, plants, teas, jewelry and more amazing products! Hours are Friday and Saturday, 10-5, and Sunday 10-2.
Where can I buy Blueberry Festival T-shirts?
T-shirts are available at the Blueberry Festival Swag Mobile near the Riverfront Main Stage, and at N & R Department Store in downtown South Haven. You can also purchase online from our Merch Store (coming soon).
Where is the Blueberry Festival Craft Fair?
The Blueberry Festival Craft Fair is located in Stanley Johnston Park (see festival map). The Craft Fair hours are Saturday, 10-5, and Sunday, 10-4. The closest shuttle stop to the craft fair is the Warren Center on Williams Street. Then just cross over the bridge, and you are there!
What are the Beverage Tent hours?
The Beverage Tent is be open Thursday 4pm - 10pm, Friday and Saturday from 3:30 - 10pm. It is located in the Riverfront Park near the Riverfront Stage and features Southwest Michigan’s finest craft beer, wine, and cider.
Is the Festival dog friendly?
We do not encourage dogs at the Blueberry Festival. Though dogs are allowed in some areas of the festival, many events, activities, and locations are not dog-friendly. Also, consider that there are a lot of people, tons of activity, and loud noises, which can be overwhelming to even gregarious, friendly dogs. In addition, festival week is often very hot. While dogs are not strictly banned, we highly recommend that you leave your furry friend at home.
Where is the best place to watch the DeGrandchamp National Blueberry Festival Parade?
The parade starts at 11am on Saturday. The parade route is included on the maps in the brochure but a great place to watch is outside Hardt Insurance on Huron St. As the parade logistics sponsor, Hardt Insurance is providing a 'Candy Zone' for the kiddos.
Where is offsite parking? Is shuttle service available?
Free offsite parking is available at the old Village Market parking lot (08337 M-140. See festival map). This is right next to Village Express Gas Station. A complimentary shuttle, operated by Van Buren Transit, will transport people from Village Market to stops at downtown locations (see map for trolley stops). The shuttle will run from 10am-10:30pm Friday and Saturday. You may get on or off the shuttle at any of the designated stops.
What happens in case of inclement weather?
All events are subject to weather cancellations. Cancelled Riverfront Stage performances will be moved to the Listiak Auditorium at the South Haven High School located at 600 Elkenburg Street. All events and times are subject to change or cancellation based on weather conditions or any other unforeseen situation.