Labor Day weekend in Marshall County means the Blueberry Festival.  This year celebrating the 56th year is another year of fantastic FREE entertainment. 

With three stages around Centennial Park, festival-goers are bound to find something they like.

The Jefferson School Stage will host the opening ceremony on Friday at noon and then the Marshall County Church Orchestra at 6 and a Talent Competition at 7:30.   On Saturday the Lincoln Legends start of the entertainment at 11 followed by John Dudley, The Spaniels, Silly Safari, Quentin Flagg, the Triton Jazz Band and 4 Play.  Sunday features the Crimson Connection, Dudley again, Blackwood Quartet, John Bahler and Scott Greeson & Trouble with Mondays.  Labor Day starts with John Dudley, then the parade result at 1 p.m. followed by Sentimental Journey and Quentin Flagg. 

The Michigan Street Stage has the Little Miss & Mister Blueberry competition Friday at 5:30 and The Dolls at 7.  Saturday starts with Silly Safari at noon with Treated & Released, Katie Brooks & Jim Worthings at 4.  Dark Ridge Rambler performs at 6 and the festival headliner Brandt Carmichael takes the stage at 8.  Sunday Expression Dance Studio starts the day at noon.  You’ll hear the Great Lakes Sound Chorus at 1:30 followed by Katie Brooks, Cool City Band and The Moon Cats.  On Labor Day Katie Brooks takes the stage for a second show at 12:30. The Suzuki Music School of Michiana preforms at 1:30 followed by Dixie Melody Boys and Night Shift at 4:30.

The Young Amphitheater stage features Latino music on Saturday with Manny Cortez and Los Ortega from 1 p.m. till 6 p.m.  Sunday and Monday it’s Gospel music.  Sunday at 1 the Dark Ridge Ramblers.  Jim Worthing starts at 2:45 followed by The Down East Boys and Quentin Flagg rounding out the day.  On Labor Day it is Charbria Shine, Soulfyre Reborn, Reclaim the Day and Jacob’s Well. 

Be sure to grab a Blueberry Festival brochure at one of the information booths with all the entertainment listed along with sporting events, competition, games and more including a map.