Blackberry Festival Events

24th Annual Schedule of Events

Blackberry Festival 2013
Louis Mentor Boardwalk
August 31 - September 2, 2013

Saturday 10am to 7pm
Sunday 10am to 6pm
Monday 10am to 5pm

2nd Street & Washington

Children’s Stage 2nd from Washington to Pacific Ave.
Climbing Wall & Bouncy House (Wash. Ave.—next to Condos)
Bremerton/Port Orchard Foot Ferry Departs PO @ 8:30am Returns from Bremerton 7:45pm on Saturday--$2.00 each way
Park & Ride from Olympic College 16th & Warren Lot S-4--Agate Pass Transportation—Festival Hours $2.00
each way

Saturday, August 31st - 10:00am - 7:00pm
8:00am - 3:00pm
Car Show (Bremerton National Airport)
8:30am - 9:30am
Berry Fun Run Registration (6th & Pacific)
8:45am Chief Select 5K Fun Run Begins (4th & Pacific)
9:00am - 4:00pm
Fly-In/Car Show and Young Eagles Flights (Bremerton National Airport)
9:30am
Berry Fun Run 1 Mile Start (4th & Pacific)
9:50am
5K Run Begins (4th & Pacific)
10:00am - 7:00pm
Berry Central Sales—Information, apparel souvenirs, etc. (Fest/area)
Vendor information, lost & found etc. (RV Office in Parking area)
Food & Craft Booths (Boardwalk)
Children's Stage--Music, Magic & Songs, Pony Rides, Bubble Fun
New Car Display/Advantage Nissan (Corner 2nd & Wash. Ave.)
Beer Garden & Blackberry Wine sales & tasting (Fest)
Climb for Fun, Bouncy House, Fast Pitch  (2nd & Washington Ave.)
Bremerton/Port Orchard Foot Ferry every half hour $2
Park & Ride @ Olympic College 16th & Warren Lot S-4 starting at 10:00am runs hours of the festival) $2
10:30am
Kids' Berry Dash Fun Run (4th & Pacific)
10:45am - 11:00am Welcome by Mayor Patty Lent
Bremerton Police Honor Guard
11:00am
Berry Fun Run Awards (4th & Washington
11:00am - 12:00pm
Magic of Kevin Wolfe (Children's Stage - 2nd Street)
11:00am - 12:30pm
National Anthem
Independents (Patriotic - Main Stage)
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cowboy Buck & Elizabeth (Children's Stage - 2nd Street)
12:30pm - 1:00pm Touch Tank/Sound Dive - Sea Creatures (Main Stage)
12:45pm NW BeachBoys Team Fly Over (Bremertion Boardwalk)
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Mr. Mario the Funny Man (Children's Stage - 2nd Street)
1:00pm - 2:30pm
The British Beats (Rock - Main Stage)
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Magic of Kevin Wolfe (Children's Stage - 2nd Street)
3:00pm - 4:00pm Mr. Mario the Funny Man (Children's Stage - 2nd Street)
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Eugenie Jones Quartet (Jazz/Blues - Main Stage)
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cowboy Buck & Elizabeth (Children's Stage - 2nd Street)
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Magic of Kevin Wolfe (Children's Stage - 2nd Street)
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Jr. Cadillac (Classic Rock - Main Stage)
7:00pm
Park & Ride to Olympic College
7:45pm
Bremerton/Port Orchard Foot Ferry last run from Bremerton
Sunday, September 1st - 10:00am - 6:00pm
10:00am - 6:00pm
Berry Central Sales—Information, Apparel & Souvenirs (Boardwalk)
Blackberry Wine—Entrance to Boardwalk
Vendor information, lost & found, etc. (RV Office in parking area)
Food & Craft Booths (Boardwalk)
Climb for Fun, Bouncy House, Fast Pitch (2nd & Wash. Ave.)
New Car Display/Advantage Nissan (Corner 2nd & Wash. Ave.)
Beer Garden & Blackberry Wine sales & tasting
Children's Stage--Music, Magic & Songs, Pony Rides,
Bubble Fun
Bremerton/Port Orchard Foot Ferry every half hour $2 10am to 7pm
Park & Ride from Olympic College 16th & Warren (Festival Hours)
10:30am - 11:30am
National Anthem
Soft Majesty (Rock/Cover Band - Main Stage)
11:00am - 12:00pm
Mr. Mario the Funny Man (Children's Stage - 2nd Street)
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Touch Tank/Sound Dive - Sea Creatures (Main Stage)
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cowboy Buck & Elizabeth (Children's Stage - 2nd Street)
12:30pm - 1:30pm Chalk Art Check In (2nd & Washington)
12:30pm - 2:00pm John "Scooch" Cugno (Blues - Main Stage)
1:00pm
"Chalk the Block" Art Contest (2nd & Washington)
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Magic of Kevin Wolfe (Children's Stage - 2nd Street)
2:00pm - 3:00pm Mr. Mario the Funny Man (Children's Stage - 2nd Street)
2:30pm - 3:30pm Europa (Santana - Main Stage)
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Chalk Art Judging and Prizes Awarded (2nd & Washington)
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Cowboy Buck & Elizabeth (Children's Stage - 2nd Street)
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Magic of Kevin Wolfe (Children's Stage - 2nd Street)
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Navy Band NW "Passage" (Popular Music Group) (Main Stage)
7:00pm
Park and Ride to Olympic College Festival Hours
6:45pm
Bremerton/Port Orchard Foot Ferry last run from Bremerton
Monday, September 2nd - 10:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am "Walk Me Home" Registration (Meet at Booth #64)
10:00am - 5:00pm
Berry Central Sales (Information, lost & found, etc. (Boardwalk Booth #55 & 56)
Vendor Information, lost & found (RV Office in parking area)
Food & Craft Booths (Boardwalk)
Beer Garden & Blackberry Wine sales & tasting (Fest)
Climb for Fun, Bouncy House, Fast Pitch( 2nd & Wash. Ave.)
New Car Display/Advantage Nissan (Corner 2nd & Wash. Ave.)
Children's Stage,--Music, Magic & Songs, Pony Rides, Bubble Fun
Bremerton/Port Orchard Foot Ferry every half hour $2 10am to 5:45pm
Park and Ride 16th & Warren from Olympic College
10:00am
"Walk Me Home" (Meet at booth #64)
10:00am - 11:00am National Anthem
Witherow (Acoustic Folk Rock - Main Stage)
11:30am - 1:00pm
KoKoJo (Rock Cover Band - Main Stage)
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Magic of Kevin Wolfe (Children's Stage - 2nd Street)
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Cowboy Buck & Elizabeth (Children's Stage - 2nd Street)
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Michael Anthony Pratt Band (Country - Main Stage)
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mr. Mario the Funny Man (Children's Stage - 2nd Street)
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Cowboy Buck & Elizabeth (Children's Stage - 2nd Street)
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Mia Vermillion (Blues - Main Stage)
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Magic of Kevin Wolfe (Children's Stage - 2nd Street)
4:00pm
"Walk Me Home" (Prizes awarded at booth #64)
5:45pm
Bremerton/Port Orchard Foot Ferry last run from Bremerton
5:00pm
Park and Ride to Olympic College Festival Hours

Click here for a schedule of events and street closures

The Bremerton Rotary Foundation thanks the sponsors of the 24th Annual Blackberry Festival
Suquamish Clearwater Casino, Puget Sound Energy, Fred Meyer, Propel Insurance, Coca-Cola, The Kitsap Sun, SEEfilm Bremerton Cinema, Kitsap Credit Union, OneEach Technologies,  Bremerton Bar & Grill, Clear Creek RV, Go Mini’s, Diamond Parking Services, Advantage Nissan, Convergence Technologies, Inc., & Hampton Inn & Suites. Special thanks to the City of Bremerton, Impark, Port of Bremerton, Waste Management and Comcast.

General Info
Shuttle service from the festival to Bremerton National Airport Fly-In (Saturday only) is available at the upper level of the Bremerton Transportation Center. $2. Park and Ride from Olympic College at 16th and Warren Lot S-4. $2 each way. The Diamond Parking locations are donating $1 of the daily paid fee to the Blackberry Festival. There are over 2,000 downtown parking spaces available on the street or in public pay lots.

The Berry Central booth is more than just an information booth, it's a place to buy "berry" good merchandise--the new 2013 Poster T-shirt, the "I Was Berried" T-shirt for toddlers, children and adults and always the purple and lime signature Blackberry Festival clothing and many other items.

We are excited to introduce a delicious new Blackberry Dessert Wine this year in addition to our very popular Blackberry Wine. Tastes will be available for those 21 years and older for 25 cents each.

Cloverleaf Sports Bar & Grill will again be the sponsor for the beer garden and they have added some blackberry favorites and rumor is there will be some Oyster Shooters! The beer garden is located on the viewing platform—great view of the marina and stage.

Saturday Only
Fly-In & Car Show
Be sure to visit Bremerton National Airport for a car show and Fly-In from 9am – 4 p.m. on Saturday, with FREE Young Eagles airplane rides available for kids ages 8-17 provided by Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 406. Airport activities also include The West Sound Military Vehicle Preservation Club encampment and display of vehicles, equipment and uniforms. For information on the Fly-In, contact Jim Swartwood at  jimswartwood@comcast.net.

An airport/downtown shuttle bus will operate on Saturday from 10:30 am. – 5 p.m. with departures from the Bremerton Transportation Center (at the ferry terminal) on the hour, and from the airport on the half-hour.  Fare is $2 each way (ages 8 and older).

The Northwest BeechBoys Formation Team will  do a fly over at 12:45pm over the Bremerton Boardwalk.

Sunday Only
"Chalk the Block" Art Contest
Artists of all ages are invited to come and "Chalk the Block" on Sunday at 2nd Street and Washington Avenue. Check-in starts at 12:30pm. Artists will have from 1pm to 4pm to create their masterpieces. Judging will be at 4pm, with prizes awarded in each division. For more information, contact Kathy Davis-Hayfield at kathydh3286@gmail.com.

Festival-goers can also chalk a square for free from 10am to 4pm in the Blackberry Festival Poster Mural, located in the same area of 2nd and Washington.

Thanks to the Yacht Club Broiler and the Boat Shed Restaurants for the Gift Certificates and the Kitsap County Arts Board for helping to supply the chalk.

Monday Only
Enjoy a family-friendly walk and burn off some of those blackberry calories and raise awareness for a worthy cause by participating in the Walk Me Home for Foster Care. Get a raffle ticket with every Coke produce you purchase. Registration begins at 9am at booth #64 on the boardwalk. The route leaves from the Blackberry Festival main stage area, circles Evergreen Rotary Park and returns to the festival in time for lunch Prizes will be awarded at 4pm at booth #64 for the top five fund raisers. To register or for more info click here.

 

Names & Phone Numbers of some committee chairs in case you need more info regarding the events

Fly-In
Jim Swartwood @ 360.377.8570
Young Eagles
Mark Swalley @ 253.307.0480 (free airplane rides for 8yrs - 17yrs)
Berry Fun Run
Scott Evans @ 360.473.5427
Berry Central
Shawna Bliss @ 360.271.5627 (apparel info)
Entertainment
John Stockwell @ 360.405.1231
Parking
Bob Duprie @ 360.373.9501
Publicity Karen McKay-Bevers @ 206.718.3661
Vendor Packets
Karen Thompson @ 360.377.3041
Vendor Scheduling
Debbie Stockwell @ 360.405.1231
Wine
Carrie Rivers @ 360.908.4572
Chalk the Block
Kathy Davis Hayfield @ 253.318.7929


PARKING/TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
Park & Ride
Park & Ride from Olympic College S-4 Parking Lot at 16th and Warren Ave. on the North side of 16th to the festival takes you to the Upper deck of Transportation Center. $2 each way.

Port Orchard via Foot Ferry
Note: The Kitsap Transit foot ferry between Bremerton and Port Orchard has extended summer weekend hours! The ferry departs every half-hour from Port Orchard and every quarter hour from Bremerton. Hours of operation during the festival are:

Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Monday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Additional info regarding parking
If you wish to park close to the Blackberry Festival activities in the downtown area, you will be happy to know that $1.00 of your paid parking fee will be donated to the Blackberry Festival. Diamond Parking, Inc. and their owners have contributed to the downtown festivities.

Over 2,000 downtown parking spaces are available on the street or in public pay lots. In most cases, a $1.00 donation will be given to the Blackberry Festival with your paid parking fee. But, there is no admission charge to get into the festival or to hear the entertainment either on the Main Stage or the Children’s Area on 2nd Street between Washington & Pacific.c(Bob Duprie provided this information from Diamond Parking. If you need further info, or have questions, please contact him directly @ 373-9501 or cell 981-9949.)

Thanks to the sponsorship of The City of Bremerton, The City of Port Orchard and the Port of Bremerton, the Bremerton/Port Orchard Foot Ferry runs begin each day of the festival at 10am and the last run from Bremerton is 8pm on Saturday, 7pm on Sunday and 6pm on Monday. The ferry runs every half hour on the whole and half hour from the Port Orchard side and on the quarter hour from the Bremerton side. $2 each way.

Agate Pass Transportation is providing park and ride service from Olympic College at 16th and Warren Ave. for $2 roundtrip during festival hours.

Berry Festival Committee Chairs
Berry Central
Shawna Bliss & Marilee Hansen
Chalk Art
Kathy Davis Hayfield
Coca-Cola
Craig Parker
Co-Chairs Chuck Henderson & Geoff Pentz
Director Carol Atkinson
Entertainment
John Stockwell
Facilities
Bill Drollinger
Facilities Assistant
Jim Ullrich
Facilities Assistant James Fisher
Facilities Assistant Dennis Thompson
Fly-In
Jim Swartwood
Logo/Apparel Designer Leandra McGuire
Photography Steve Landau & Tom Long
Police Department
Sgt. Billy Renfro
Police Department
Lt. Pete Fisher
Publicity/Media Karen McKay Bevers
Rotary Info Booth Jill Robinson
Seafood Booth Jerry Reid & Carl Cramer
Twitter Tot Ros
Vendor Assistant
Tam McCorkle
Vendor Information
Debbie Stockwell
Vendor Packets
Karen Thompson
Vendor Shuttle
Alan Posner
Volunteer Coordinator Ginny Duff
2013 Poster Shirt Susan Shores
Web Host
OneEach Technologies
Web Manager
Nicole Finneman
Wine Sales
Carrie Rivers & Nick Rivers