Daytona 500 Party
The Annual Daytona 500 Party is the first Bluegill Festival fundraiser of the year. It takes place in February at the Cedar Inn. Visit the Daytona 500 Party page for more
The Annual Gardener’s Gathering is one of Bluegill Festival’s popular fundraisers as gardeners and growers come out to swap, sell, and display their products.
It takes a dedicated Committee and Volunteers to keep this long running annual festival going. Meet our current committee and learn how you can volunteer.
65th Annual Bluegill Festival – July 10th – 13th, 2014
The first Bluegill Festival in St. Helen took place in 1949. Consisting of archery contests, fishing contests, coon dog field trials, a ball game, banquet, and grand parade followed by the crowing of a Bluegill Queen the event has lived on for over 6 decades.
Today the festival takes place on the weekend following Independence Day. It begins with an opening ceremony on and kid’s parade on Thursday evening as vendors set-up for the action packed weekend. The beverage tent also opens up for business and the carnival rides are up and running.
Friday and Saturday is full of excitement. In addition to the amusement park rides provided by Schmidt Amusements the festival includes crafter demonstrations, live music and entertainment, vendors, kids games, a medallion hunt, and great food. Sunday wraps up with the Grand Parade and Awards Ceremony.
St. Helen is the place to be the weekend after Independence Day. There is something for everyone and tons of fun for you at Exit 222.
Medallion Hunt Clues
One of the exciting activities is the Medallion Hunt. Look for daily clues to the medallion here when the festival kicks off.
For more details and rules click here
THE MEDALLION HAS BEEN FOUND!