by Jill Piwko



[note] These kids prize packs were donated by the Blueberry Festival Committee. All opinions are my own. [/note]

Who doesn’t love blueberries? We do! And why not celebrate everything blueberry? That’s just what the Blueberry Festival is all about in South Haven. The Blueberry Festival runs August 7-10 this year and has a full schedule of events.

blueberry festvial messy kid

Activities Galore

There will be plenty to do to keep your kids busy. Some of the activities include:

  • Kids crafts, science projects, face painting, bubbles and more
  • Children’s Sidewalk Chalk Art with Louise Wepher
  • Kids Zone activities including moon walk, slide, climbing wall
    ticket fee applies
  • Ronald McDonald Magic Show
  • Kids Pie Eating Contest- must be 5 years old to participate, no pre-registration necessary, $1 per child, NEW this year: photo station to capture that messy smile! (BYO camera)
  • Blueberry Bark-B-Que- Pulled pork dinner, proceeds to benefit the Al-Van Humane Society
  • Kiwanis Blueberry Pancake Breakfast
  • And a parade!

blueberry festival parade

See the Blueberry Festival schedule for a full listing of events for the whole family.

Blueberry festival pancake

What Else To Do in South Haven

If you’ve never been to South Haven before, you’re in for a treat. South Haven is great town with two beautiful beaches, interesting shops, and plenty of restaurants. It’s a great place to make family memories and just a one hour drive from Kalamazoo. Also, check out their great Farmers’ Market on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. See the South Haven Visitor’s Bureau for more ideas.


Enter To Win

We are giving away two kids prize packs. These prize packs include:

  • Free entry in the Kids Blueberry Pie Eating Contest Friday at 2pm (must be at least 5 years old)
  • Wrist band good for one day of unlimited rides at the Kids Play Zone (good Friday or Saturday)
  • One free youth size Blueberry Festival T-shirt

To enter to win one of the (2) prize packs offered, please tell us if you’ve ever been to the Blueberry Festival in South Haven. Good luck!

*This giveaway will close on July 30 at midnight and the winner will be notified via email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond by email accepting the prize. No purchase necessary to enter the contest. Leaving a comment on this blog post is not a requirement of entry. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used to enter the contest and notify winners. Entrants will release Facebook from all liability. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and reside in Michigan. Only one entry per household. Entrants may also enter the contest by sending an email to containing their name, address, phone number and email address along with the words: The Blueberry Festival in the subject line. KZOO Kids’ liability is limited to the value of the prize.


By | 2014-07-16T06:22:34+00:00 July 16th, 2014|Categories: Newly Published, Win!|56 Comments

About the Author:

Jill is a mom of a busy 9 year old son. When not working the website, Jill likes to hike, cook, and read in her free time.


  1. Danielle Smith July 16, 2014 at 6:54 am

    I have never been to the Blueberry Festival but would love to go!

    • Alicia VanMaanen July 20, 2014 at 1:33 pm

      never been and would love too

  2. Beth July 16, 2014 at 7:03 am

    I have never to the Blueberry Fest. Looks like fun!!!

  3. Brenda Mccrum July 16, 2014 at 7:29 am

    Never been and sounds fun!

  4. Christine Advincula July 16, 2014 at 7:32 am

    Our family has never been to the blueberry festival in south haven, but we love blueberries and have picked them at various farms in the area. ūüôā

  5. Carisa F July 16, 2014 at 7:53 am

    NO! I have never been to the Blueberry Festival, but we love to go to South Haven when we can, which is not often enough!

  6. Kim VanDam July 16, 2014 at 7:59 am

    We have never been but it sounds like a lot of fun!

  7. Kathy Estes July 16, 2014 at 8:21 am

    We have never been to the Blueberry Festival in South Haven, but we would love to add this to our Summer Bucket List! ūüôā

  8. Megan July 16, 2014 at 8:26 am

    We have never been, this seems like a great event !

  9. Heather Husiak July 16, 2014 at 8:36 am

    I have never been to the blueberry fest, but I would love to win tickets!! My son LOVES blueberries; he can eat a whole pint in one sitting!! He would have a blast at blueberry fest!

  10. Kim McCann July 16, 2014 at 8:39 am

    We have never been but sounds fun!

  11. Audrea Hoelle July 16, 2014 at 8:39 am

    We have never been to the Blueberry Festival. Blueberries are my kids favorite thing to eat. They would be so excited to go!

  12. Angela July 16, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Sounds fun, I would love to go with my kids!

  13. Jessica July 16, 2014 at 9:27 am

    We have never been-can’t wait!

  14. Heather Schettner July 16, 2014 at 10:05 am

    I have never been busy t would love to go!My blueberry loving five year old would love it too!

  15. Natalie July 16, 2014 at 11:06 am

    We used to go when I was a kid. Always a good time. My husband and I would love to take the girls and carry on the tradition.

  16. Amy July 16, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Never been to the blueberry festival but sounds like fun. My son loves blueberries.

  17. Jerri July 16, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    We have never been, but would love to check it out!

  18. Katlyn July 16, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    I have never been but would love to go with my lil man and enjoy the fun!

  19. jennifer July 17, 2014 at 1:59 am

    My family has never been to the blue berry festival but it would be a great opportunity and fun for everyone. My son loves blue berries and even picks them out of his pankcakes in the morning.

  20. Candace July 17, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    My kids love blueberries! But we have never been to the blueberry fest. We’d love to go!

  21. Janelle July 17, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    We have not been to the blueberry festival but we love South Haven. It would be great to go!

  22. Deb Stevens July 17, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Love South Haven, love blueberries great combination!

  23. Liz T July 20, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    We LOVE blueberry fest, but haven’t gotten a chance to take our daughter. This is the year!

  24. Laura July 20, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    We are lucky enough to live in South Haven, and the festival is one of our favorite summer events!!

  25. Katy Clark July 20, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    We LOVE blueberries! We have never been to the festival but we think about going every year, does that count?

  26. Melanie July 20, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    My kids and I have never been but we all love blueberrys and would love to go.

  27. Beth July 20, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    My family loves blueberries!!! What fun that would be!!! :

  28. Kim Heavey July 20, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    We went last year for the first time! It was a really fun family day. We will definitely be heading back this year!

  29. Brooke July 20, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    We have never been but would love to go this year!

  30. Jennifer Johncock July 20, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Nope, we’ve never been to the blueberry fest! We love going to South Haven, though, so this would be awesome to win!

  31. Emily July 20, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Love the blueberry festival! We go every year!

  32. Stacey Brugh July 20, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    We have been to the blueberry fest and love it. It was a great time and would love to do it again…

  33. Stacey Brugh July 20, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    We have gone to the blueberry fest and love it… The blueberry fest is a great time..

  34. Susanne July 20, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Love South Haven…been to the beaches many times but this will be the first Blueberry fest!

  35. Kathy N July 20, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Never been but we’d love to go!

  36. Samara P July 21, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    I’ve never been but would love to go. I love blueberries and want to buy a lot to store and bake with for winter. Plus I want to go with my sister in law before she flys back home for the summer. Family fun all around, with blueberry tongues lol

  37. Nicole July 24, 2014 at 7:27 am

    Never been, but it sounds like a blast!

  38. Michelle H July 24, 2014 at 7:51 am

    I have not been before but would like to!

  39. Lindsey Caprathe July 24, 2014 at 7:59 am

    We have never been, but my kids enjoyed pick it blueberries so much this year that we went back twice. I think they would really enjoy the blueberry festival!

  40. Jodi July 24, 2014 at 8:20 am

    We have never been to the Blueberry Festival, but would love to go! We have not been able to financially afford to do a lot of fun things with the kids this summer so this would be a much needed surprise for them!

  41. Beth July 24, 2014 at 9:17 am

    I have never been!!! Would to take my family!!!

  42. Andrea July 24, 2014 at 10:17 am

    I have never been, but I think my family would love it!

  43. Meghan July 24, 2014 at 10:53 am

    We have never been! My 10 year old daughter is a blueberry fanatic! She heard about the festival and hasn’t stopped talking about it!! How exciting it would be to surprise her and tell her we won a prize pack to go! A Mommy/daughter day would be great! <3

  44. Melissa July 25, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    I’ve never been (never knew it was happening) but I would love to be able to take my family!!! We love all things blueberry!

  45. April July 25, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    I haven’t been to Blueberry Fest but I would love to go with my family! We love South Haven!

  46. Janet July 26, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Our family has never been to the Blueberry Festival but it is something that me and my husband we love to experience with our son.

  47. Meredith July 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    We just moved to the area from New York and would love to go!

  48. Jessica patterson July 27, 2014 at 8:46 am

    I have not been to the blueberries fest before ūüôā

  49. Jessica July 27, 2014 at 8:47 am

    We have not been but we love blueberries

  50. Cody patterson July 27, 2014 at 8:48 am

    We have not been

  51. Nikki July 29, 2014 at 11:39 am

    We have NEVER been to the blueberry festival but LOVE to go blueberry picking. I’m sure the blueberry festival would be a lot of fun!

  52. Sara July 29, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    We have never been there! My 5 year old stepdaughter loves blueberries!

  53. Ronda fox July 29, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    I have never been to south haven’s blueberry festival but I would love to the the family!

  54. Crystal J July 30, 2014 at 11:52 am

    we have never been and would love to win some tickets to go ūüôā

  55. Glenn July 30, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    My wife and I have gone a couple times and look forward to going back this year. Our son LOVES blueberries!

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