Plenty of berries for South Haven’s National Blueberry Festival

Posted at 12:03 PM, Aug 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-07 12:03:43-04


SOUTH HAVEN, Mich.-  The blueberries are ready for picking and it's just in time for the South Haven Blueberry Festival.

The National Blueberry Festival kicked off yesterday and rolls on throughout the weekend.

“Naturally it’s probably our biggest weekend of the year," said Mike DeGrandchamp, owner of DeGrandchamp farms, "A lot of people come from all over the Midwest to the Blueberry festival."

The festival has activities throughout the weekend, including a kids pie eating contest, downtown parade, 5K run and walk, airport fly-in, sand sculpture contest and of course plenty of tasting.

“The best way to sample them, you don’t sample one at a time, you take several at a time and eat 'em all at once and you get a good blend of the flavors," said DeGrandchamp.

Michigan produces 90 million pounds of blueberries, so there will be no shortage of berries any time soon.

While the festival ends on Sunday, U-pick blueberries will wrap up in about two to three weeks.