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Festival Information

Join us for the 28th Annual Bremerton Blackberry Festival
September 2-4, 2017 (Labor Day weekend!)

Saturday 10am - 7pm | Sunday 10am - 6pm | Monday 10am - 5pm

This FREE, family-friendly festival takes over Bremerton's picturesque waterfront over Labor Day weekend. From modest beginnings in 1990, the berry-fest has evolved into THE summer-ending extravaganza for the Puget Sound.

In 2012, the Bremerton Rotary Club took over the management of the Blackberry Festival, which is one of the club’s two annual fundraisers for the Bremerton Rotary Foundation. The Bremerton Rotary Foundation provides scholarships and camperships for local students, and donates thousands of dollars annually to local non-profits, projects, parks and events, as well as international projects.

Last year, nearly 15,000 revelers turned out for the free entertainment and festive atmosphere. This year's event is bound to bring in even more blackberry devotees. By attending the Bremerton Blackberry Festival and supporting our vendors, you are giving back to the community. Thank you for your support!


Blackberry Central

Located on the boardwalk near the main stage, is more than just an information booth—it is a place to purchase berry good merchandise including the limited-edition 2017 Blackberry Festival t-shirt! Stop by for a free Festival (temporary) tattoo!  Festival merchandise sales support the Bremerton Rotary Foundation—and the community!

Blackberry Treats

Blackberry pies, “slugs” and lemonade – oh my! Enjoy the berry delicious offerings at the Festival! There is something for everyone!

Wine! Wine! Wine!

It wouldn’t be the Blackberry Festival without blackberry wine! Bremerton Rotary will be selling blackberry table wine (750 ml bottle - $11) and blackberry dessert wine (375 ml bottle - $13), both bottled by Pasek Cellars of Mt. Vernon, Washington. Limited edition magnum bottles (1.5 liters) are available for $25, but if you want one you’d better hurry—they have sold out within hours the past couple of years!

Wine tastes are available for just 25 cents (for those 21 and over, of course!). Enjoy delicious wine while also giving back to our community: wine sale proceeds benefit the Bremerton Rotary Foundation. The wine booth is located in front of the marina office as you enter the boardwalk from 2nd Street.

Pet Policy

Please leave Fido at home! Dogs and other domestic pets are not allowed on the Louis Mentor boardwalk during the Blackberry Festival. This rule is for the health and safety of all festival-goers and your pet! A crowded boardwalk is a difficult atmosphere for a dog to navigate with all the sights, sounds, and smells! People may not see your pet and accidentally step on him/her, and pet accidents create unsanitary conditions. Questions? Please contact Bremerton Parks & Recreation at 360-473-5305.

 

Where Are We?

For information on transportation to the festival, the shuttle and parking, check out our “Getting Here” page!

 

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