27th Annual Schedule of Events
Blackberry Festival 2016
Louis Mentor Boardwalk
September 3, 4 & 5
Saturday 10am to 7pm
Sunday 10am to 6pm
Monday 10am to 5pm
2nd Street & Washington
Children’s Stage 2nd from Washington to Pacific Ave. - Click here for the Children's Stage Schedule
Bremerton/Port Orchard Foot Ferry Departs PO @ 8:30am Returns from Bremerton 7:45pm on Saturday--Every 1/2 hour--$2.00 each way
Park & Ride from Olympic College 16th & Warren Lot G-1--Around the Sound Transportation—Festival Hours $2.00 each way
The Bremerton Rotary Foundation thanks the sponsors of the 27th Annual Blackberry Festival
Clearwater Casino Resort, Coca Cola, Advantage Nissan, Fred Meyer, Propel Insurance, The Kitsap Sun, Kitsap Credit Union, Lewis Chapel, Olympic College, Deano’s Dogs, Waste Management, Diamond Parking Services, Convergence Technologies, Inc., OneEach Technologies, Hampton Inn & Turner Joy.
Special thanks to the City of Bremerton, Port of Bremerton, Clear Creek RV, Go Mini’s, Impark, Comcast, NW Commnet, Olympic Ambulance & Kitsap Bank
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 G-1. $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, located on the boardwalk, is more than just an information booth, it’s a place to buy ‘berry’ good merchandise—the new 2016 poster t-shirts, the “I Was Berried” T-shirt for toddlers, children and adults and always the purple and lime signature Blackberry Festival clothing. In addition to clothing, there are buttons, magnets, bag clips, Blackberry Posters, wine glasses, tote bags and a stuffed toy Blackberry mascot!
Wine, Wine, Wine! We now have a new Blackberry Dessert Wine! In addition to our regular delicious Blackberry Wine, we now are including our rich and decadent Dessert Wine! The booth is located to the right as you enter the boardwalk from 2nd Street. Tastes will be available for those 21 years and older for 25 cents each. All the proceeds from the wine, go to the Rotary Foundation and back into the community.
Cloverleaf Sports Bar & Grill will again be the sponsor for the beer garden and they have added some blackberry favorites, including Blackberry Beer 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.
Dogs and other domestic pets are not allowed on the Louis Mentor Boardwalk during the Blackberry Festival. Please leave pets at home while attending the Blackberry Festival. This regulation is in place to protect the health and safety of your pet and festival attendees. A crowded Boardwalk is a difficult atmosphere for a dog to navigate. Many people fix their gaze at eye level to take in the Festival and run the risk of bumping into or inadvertently stepping on your pet. Pet accidents on the Boardwalk can create unsanitary conditions in proximity to food vendors. Questions? Contact Bremerton Parks and Recreation at 473-5305.
Fly-In & Car Show
Nineteenth Annual Bremerton Blackberry Festival Fly-In
Bremerton National Airport (PWT)
Saturday, September 4th, 2016 - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sponsored by the Bremerton Pilots Association and the Port of Bremerton
Aircraft judging will take place from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. There is no entry fee. Certificates will be awarded for best aircraft in the following categories: antique, classic, contemporary, homebuilt and war bird, also for longest distance flown.
There will be a free classic car show on the ramp near the Airport Diner. The West Sound Military Vehicle Preservation Club will display their WWII vehicles and equipment at their open encampment near the diner.
The Northwest BeechBoys Formation Team will be conducting formation flight demonstrations over the downtown boardwalk and at the airport.
The Airport Diner will have blackberry pie available all day. The diner is known for its excellent fish and chips.
Email email@example.com for more information or call Jim at 415-990-0664.
"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. The divisions are 6-10 youth, 11-17 teens and 18 and over family. Cost is complimentary for the poster community mural and $15 for the ‘Picasso’ solo creations. Festival goers can choose a square and chalk a square free from 10am to 4pm creating the 2016 Blackberry Festival Poster Mural at the same location. It is a fun Blackberry family event. See you on Sunday covered in chalk! Prizes provided by the Boat Shed Restaurant.
Enjoy a family friendly walk through Bremerton while supporting a local Kitsap Charity. This year’s amazing charities include The Foster Parent Association of Washington State, New Beginnings Closet (Foster Kids), Miss West Sound Scholarship Fund, and Kitsap Foster Care Association! Build your team and raise funds for all these charities or simply join their team! There will be prizes! Register online or register all weekend on the boardwalk at Booth 64. Check-in starts at 9:00am and the walk starts at 10:00am. If your Charity would like to participate contact Mike Canfield at 360-990-1255 or via email.
Names & Phone Numbers of some committee chairs in case you need more info regarding the events
|Fly In||Jim Posner @ 415.990.0664|
|Young Eagles||Jeremy Wilson @ 206-799-7999 (free airplane rides for 8yrs - 17yrs)|
|Car Show||Doug Houghton @ 360.710.3481|
|Berry Fun Run||Scott Evans @ 360.473.5427|
|Berry Central||David Emmons @ 636.527.3404 (apparel info)|
|Entertainment||John Stockwell @ 360.405.1231|
|Kitsap Charities 5K Walk||Mike Canfield @ 360.990.1255|
|Parking||Bob Duprie @ 360.373.9501|
|Social Media Mgr||Mike Stitt @ 541-294-1436|
|Vendor Packets||Karen Thompson @ 360.377.3041|
|Vendor Placement||Debbie Stockwell @ 360.405.1231|
|Wine||Carrie Rivers @ 360.908.4572|
|Chalk the Block||Debbie Mick @ 360.286.1829|
Park & Ride
Park & Ride from Olympic College G-1 Parking Lot at 16th and Warren Ave. takes you to the Upper deck of Transportation Center. $2 each way. Take elevator or steps down to the Festival.
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. (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.
Around the Sound Transportation is providing park and ride service from Olympic College at 16th and Warren Ave. at lot G-1 for $2 roundtrip during festival hours.
|Berry Festival Committee Chairs|
|Berry Central||David Emmons|
|Chalk the Block||Debbie Mick|
|Co-Chairs||Chuck Henderson & Bill Drollinger|
|Kitsap Charities 5k Walk||Mike Canfield|
|Logo/Apparel Designer||Leandra McGuire|
|Photography||Steve Landau & Tom Long|
|Police Department||Lt. Louis Olan|
|Rotary Info Booth||Jill Robinson|
|Rotary Seafood Booth||Jerry Reid & Carl Cramer|
|Social Media Mgr||Mike Stitt|
|Vendor Assistant||Tam Schaefer & Virginia Hotten|
|Vendor Placement||Debbie Stockwell|
|Vendor Packets||Karen Thompson|
|Volunteer Coordinator||Ginny Duff|
|Web Host||OneEach Technologies|
|Wine Sales||Carrie Rivers & Nick Rivers|