What are the dates and hours of the 2013 Florida Blueberry Festival?
The Festival will be open Saturday, May 4th, 2013 from 9am to 10pm and Sunday, May 5th, 2013 from 9am to 5pm
Where are you located?
The Festival is located in historic downtown Brooksville, approximately 10 to 15 miles west of Interstate 75 at exit 301. Please click here for directions.
What is the admission cost?
$5 - 17 and older
$2 -6-16 years of age
Free 5 and younger
Where can I park? Is there a charge?
The Festival has designated several areas for parking. Yes, the Festival charges $12 for VIP parking and $10 for Handicap parking. For a listing of designated Festival parking lots and locations, please click here for a map.
Is the Festival handicapped accessible?
The Festival is an outdoor event, held in a natural setting. Wheelchairs and motorized wheelchairs are welcome. Pathways vary from grass and dirt to brick streets. We have concrete sidewalk in most areas with a steep incline. Handicapped parking and port-a-lets are also available.
Do you rent wheelchairs and strollers?
No, not at this time.
Where are the restrooms located?
Port-a-lets will be available W. Fort Dade Avenue in the Blueberry Patch, E. Jefferson Street near the Kia Dealership and S. Main Street across from the Teen Block Party. The Festival takes pride in the cleanliness of our venue. Port-a-lets are maintained and cleaned throughout the day. Just look for the big red balloons!
Does the Festival have a private nursing/baby changing area?
Yes, this area is located Blueberry Patch on W. Fort Dade Avenue.
Can we bring our pet to the Festival?
Yes, the Festival is a pet-friendly event but we kindly ask you respect others and pick up after your pet.
Will there be alcohol served at the Festival?
Yes, we have beer and wine available for purchase. If you plan to drink, you MUST show valid ID.
May I distribute...(flyers, free items)?
Distribution and soliciting outside your paid vendor booth is not permitted. Also we ask that no water be distributed unless you are a paid Food Concessionaire who has purchased the water from the Festival. If you are caught handing out information or soliciting patrons outside of your assigned area you will be asked to leave the venue.
We want to spend the Festival weekend in Brooksville. Where do we stay?
There are several accommodations within Hernando County that will meet your needs from campgrounds to bed & breakfasts to hotel. Please click here for a listing of participating places.
How do I volunteer for the Festival?
We would love to have your help at the Festival! From setup to serving beer, working in the Art Gallery to tear downâ€¦we can use YOU! Click here for additional information.
What type of clothing should we wear to the Festival?
This is an outdoor event and it is Florida. Please dress casual with comfortable walking shoes. Shirts and shoes are required.
What happens if it rains?
We will be open rain or shine.
Is there an ATM within the venue?
Yes, there will be ATMâ€™s on-site, but please note there is a service fee.
Will there be live music at the Festival?
Of course! Please check out the event and entertainment schedule or pick-up a guide at the Festival for a listing with location and times.
Where can I find an event map and entertainment schedule?
Event and entertainment guide can be found at the entrance gates and several intersections during the Festival.
Where do I report lost or missing persons/belongings and other security concerns?
Missing persons and lost items can be reported and turned in to the Command Center which is located at the corner of W. Jefferson Street and Main Street in the Sunroom above the SunTrust drive through teller.
What are photos at the Festival used for?
We sometimes photograph visitors for promotional purposes. Entry into the Festival or attending any Festival sponsored event grants permission for use of these images.
For your safety, please rememberâ€¦
No bicycles, skates or skateboards.
No distributing or soliciting our patrons.
No weapons allowed.