Try Out the Bronco Simulator at the Blueberry Fest in Nacogdoches
We are now less than 2 months away from the 33rd annual Texas Blueberry Festival presented by Tipton Ford. The downtown Nacogdoches event will be held Saturday, June 10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This free-entry, family-friendly event has entertained thousands each year with treats and eats, sights and sounds that are inspired by the blueberry.
“The Texas Blueberry Festival is a big blue mix of events. It offers exciting experiences that dazzle returning festival guests and first-timers, too,” said Chair Grace Handler. “My planning committee works year-round to make sure every festival is the best it can be, and this year’s blueberry fest will be a true blue blast!”
Many choose to start the festival day at the Blueberry Pancake Breakfast, and US Congressman Pete Sessions plans to join the Nacogdoches Kiwanis Club as a pancake flippin’ volunteer.
“Every year, I look forward to blueberries and other delicious treats that come with spring and summer,” said Congressman Sessions. “I am happy to take part in the Texas Blueberry Festival, a prominent event in the 17th Congressional District of Texas. The food and activities are an outstanding opportunity to have fun in the oldest town in Texas.”
Presenting sponsor Tipton Ford has secured a Bronco simulator for the day. The new attraction will be located near the intersection of E. Main St. and Mound St.
Tipton will also have a new entertainment stage located in front of the Charles Bright Visitor Center, 200 E. Main St. In that same area, festival attendees will find the traditional Blueberry Festival Ford F1 truck and the Nacogdoches County Chamber’s expanded Festival Information Center.
“If you enjoy unique experiences, festival food and activities that delight folks of all ages in a charming historic downtown setting, this festival is for you!” Handler said. “In addition to our festival events, we can enjoy a Blueberry Bluegrass Concert on Friday, June 9, and a Blueberry Brunch on Sunday, June 11, at Stone House Kitchen, making Nacogdoches the place to be on the second weekend of June.”
Some of the Texas Blueberry Festival events include competitions such as:
- Blue Pies Smiling at Me Pie Eating Contest
- Blue Washer Board Tournament
- Blueberry Cupcake Battle
- Miss Blueberry Pageant
- Paul Kendrick Memorial 42 Tourney
- Running of the Blueberries
There will also be plenty of entertainment including:
- Activities for Kids
- Blueberry Festival Ford F1 Truck Photo Op
- Cookin' Up the Blues
- Ford Bronco Simulator
- Live Entertainment Stages
- Old Town Pickleball Play for All Ages and Skill Levels
- Sasquatch Off-Road Adventure Club
- True Blue Pet Parade
- Vehicle Funcase Car Show
Some of the food to be offered includes:
- Blueberry Soda & Sweet Shoppe
- Festival Food
- Fresh Blueberries for Sale
- Kiwanis Blueberry Pancake Breakfast
- Pick-Your-Own Blueberries
Find more about the Texas Blueberry Festival and more blueberry events in Nacogdoches at www.TexasBlueberryFestival.com or call the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce at 936-560-5533.
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