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Natural Awakenings Dallas -Fort Worth Metroplex Edition


Find a Thrill on Blueberry Hill

The 32nd annual Texas Blueberry Festival on June 10 and 11 in Nacogdoches features experienced and novice cooks with their best recipes competing in blueberry pie and blueberry cupcake contests. Live musical entertainment, including acoustic folk guitar, country, jazz and soft rock, will fill the air from stages located downtown and in Festival Plaza. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce.

There is a family-friendly Blueberry Bluegrass Concert in the Park from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday at Festival Park. The 2022 festival opens at 8 a.m. on June 11 with the Running of the Blueberries, starting at 7:30 a.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., and a fresh blueberry pancake breakfast served near the historic square.

Other activities include a bounce park, make-and-take arts and crafts, a pet parade, "The Big Blue" mural painting, Blueberry Hill Soda & Sweet Shoppe, pie-eating contests, washer board tournament and food and arts vendors. Downtown merchants and local businesses offer blueberry sweet specials inspired by the festival.

Admission is free on Friday. For more information visit