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Marshall County Blueberry Festival kicks off Friday

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ind.—The annual Marshall County Blueberry Festival kicks off on Friday and there’s a lot in store for attendees this year.

Officials say there will be about 200 craft vendors, 150 food vendors and at least 300 commercial vendors at the festival, which will be held in Centennial Park in Plymouth starting Friday and running through Monday.

The theme for the 53rd annual festival will have a reunion feel, according to the festival’s president.

“It originally started as a picnic at a park. This year’s theme is our largest meet and greet so it’s just all the reunion of friends and family,” said Board President Jason Jones.

New this year are nursing stations for moms to use and a Red Cross blood donation mobile for the community to take part in.

Two air-conditioned areas are designated as private nursing stations for moms: two locations at Jefferson Elementary School and one at a trailer north of Nixon Ball Field.

Back again are the famed blueberry donuts, which officials say have people standing in line for over two hours, rain or shine, to take home.

“Working with the patrons, you’ve got all kinds of comments saying ‘man, I’ve come all the way from Missouri from Springfield to just get these donuts,’ and they come every year so we got a lot of loyal patrons over all the years,” said Jon Pairitz, who works with the blueberry donuts vendor.

For more information about carnival rides and entertainment at the fair, click here.

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