Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dates and hours of the 2014 Festival Kick off & the Florida Blueberry Festival?

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The Kick Off Saturday April 5th, 2014.
7pm - 10pm Admission $5.00
The Festival will be open
Saturday, April 11, 2014 - 9am to 8pm
Sunday, April 12, 2014 - 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 refer to the lodging and map tab found at the top of the home page for more information.

Admission:

Children 5 & under - Free

Ages 6 to 17 - $3.00

Adults (18+) - $5.00

Where can I park? Is there a charge?

The Festival has designated several areas for parking. Yes, the official Florida Blueberry Parking Lots  range from $4.00-$5.00 based on location.

All proceeds go directly to the charities managing the parking lots.

Please refer to the lodging and map tab found at the top of the home page for more information.

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?

Sorry, not at this time.

Where are the restrooms located?

Port-a-lets will be available W. Fort Dade Avenue in the Fresh from Florida Area and adjacent to the Artisan Area and in Hernando Park, E. Jefferson Street in the Exhibitor, Volunteer Parking Area and on Liberty Street by the Methodist Church Parking Lot. The Festival takes pride in the cleanliness of our venue. Port-a-lets are maintained and cleaned throughout the day.

Does the Festival have a private nursing/baby changing area?

Yes, this area is located Blueberry Patch Zone located on Orange Avenue.

Can we bring blankets and/or chairs to the Festival?

Yes, you can bring blankets and chairs to the Festival. *Please note that there isn't any seating provided during concerts and other scheduled events.

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 refer to the lodging and map tab found at the top of the home page for more information.

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 down we can use YOU!
Please refer to the Volunteer tab found at the top of the home page for more 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 ATM'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?

MMissing 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 remember . . .

No bicycles, skates or skateboards.

No distributing or soliciting our patrons.

No weapons allowed.