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

Events All Year Long


Bluegill Festival hosts several other community events and fundraisers throughout the year including, bake sales, Daytona 500 Party, spaghetti dinners and much more!

Festival Committee


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.

67th Annual Bluegill Festival – July 14 – 17, 2016

RoscoWeekly6The 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.

Unlike previous years of following Independence Day weekend, this year the festival takes place on the last weekend of July. It begins with areversefishn opening ceremony on and kid’s parade on Thursday evening as vendors set-up for the action packed weekend. The beverage pavilion 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 in July. There is something for everyone and tons of fun for you at Exit 222.




The St. Helen Bluegill Festival is seeking bids for their annual insurance policy. Qualified underwriters and/or agents may submit proposals by November 25, 2015 via mail to PO Box 532, St. Helen MI 48656 or via email to

Policy Term 12/01/2015 – 11/30/2016
Festival Dates 7/14/2015 – 7/17/2015
Payment Plan: Annual
Premium cost should include the following:
General Liability – Occurrence Form:
Subject to $1,000,000 per occurrence/ $2,000,000 Aggregate
Subject to $0 Deductible
Medical Payments                                          $10,000
Legal Liability Coverage – Real Property       $500,000
Hired & Non-Owned Liability                                     –
Participant Legal Liability Coverage              $300,000 sublimit
Liquor Liability (7/14/2015-7/17/2015)         1,000,000 per occurrence/ $1,000,000 Aggregate
Wrongful Acts Liability – Occurrence Form
Subject to $1,000,000 per occurrence/ $1,000,000 Aggregate
Subject to $1,000 Deductible
Property Coverage – No Coverage
Boiler & Machinery – No Coverage
Inland Marine
Subject to $500 Deductible
Scheduled Contractors Equipment –               $4,000
Misc. Property & Equipment                          $10,000
EDP – No Coverage
Year round coverage                                      $1,000
Forgery or Alteration                                      No Coverage

Computer Fraud                                              No Coverage
Fair Week Coverage                                       $15,000
Public Employees Blanket Bond                 No Coverage
Property and Casualty Limited Terrorism Coverage  (per the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2015)


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