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Natural Awakenings Dallas -Fort Worth Metroplex Edition


Texas Blueberry Festival

The Texas Blueberry Festival, held on June 10 at Festival Park in historic downtown Nacogdoches, marks the 33rd anniversary of the celebration of the annual blueberry harvest. Proceeds benefit the County Chamber of Commerce. The Running of the Blueberries begins at 7:30 a.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and a fresh blueberry pancake breakfast is served near the square.

The festival attracts close to 20,000 people to downtown Nacogdoches. It features a bounce park, make-and-take arts and crafts, a pet parade, the Blueberry Hill Soda & Sweet Shoppe, pie-eating contests, a washer board tournament, food and arts vendors, live music and a Blueberry Bluegrass concert in the park from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

Downtown merchants and local businesses offer blueberry sweet specials inspired by the festival. The entire day is a fun, family-oriented event, and many of the activities are free of charge. Cooks submit their best recipes and prettiest plates to compete in blueberry pie and blueberry cupcake contests.

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