The 24th annual Texas Blueberry Festival presented by Brookshire Brothers
8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 8, 2013 in downtown Nacogdoches.
See you at the tastiest festival in Texas! Blueberry-sweet fun with free admission and 100+ vendors.
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Blueberry Pancake Breakfast: 8 a.m. until they are gone! Better hurry!
Downtown on Pecan St. in between Hospital and Main St. - $5
Sponsor: Kiwanis Club
Fresh Blueberries for Sale: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until unavailable. Downtown at the east end of the festival on Main Street. Near the Main Street stage.
$2.50/pint and $25.00/flat (12 pints) at the festival. If purchasing a flat (12 pints) or more, you may pick up a ticket that can be redeemed for blueberries later that day. Look for a separate line for pick up.
Sponsor: Mill Creek Farm
Blueberry Farm Pick and Peek: Free shuttles to the Blueberry Place every ten minutes from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Get a free ticket to reserve your shuttle time at the tent on Church St. a block north of Main St. $1.50 a pound, pick your own berries fresh from the bush. The ride is free!
Sponsors: The Blueberry Place, Brookshire Brothers, Tipton Ford, Pinecrest Children's Academy, Nacogdoches Medical Center, Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital
Blueberry Hill Soda & Sweet Shoppe
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Regions Bank Lobby
Blueberry cobbler with ice cream, blueberry lemonade, coke floats and other special treats.
Sponsors: Regions Bank. Blueberry Treats Sponsors: Nacogdoches Medical Center, Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital, N.I.S.D., Hotel Fredonia, Shipley's Do-Nut Shop and Oak Manor Nursing Home.
CMA Motorcycle Show: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Motorcycles at Mound and Main. No entrance fee, but donations for Run for the Son are accepted - click here for more information about the mission project. Sponsored by the Christian Motorcyclists Association - Pineywoods Peacemakers chapter.
Deja Blue Classic Car Show: 8 a.m. -1 p.m. Regions Bank parking lot. Get your American Graffiti fix with street rods, pre and post-WWII cars and trucks. Twenty-three classes of trophies will be awarded to the participating car owners at 1 p.m. Awards for Best in Show and Best Paint also presented. Dozens of antique and classic cars are expected. Get up-close looks and make keepsake photos of the vehicles that sparked the imagination of generations of Americans! Registration form Sponsors: Deep East Texas Antique Automobile Club of America.
True Blue Pet Parade
9:30 a.m. be at Mound & Main St. near the Main Street Stage for registration.
Parade begins around 10 a.m.
Prizes for most unique, cutest, best costume.
Sponsors: Best Water Store, Nacogdoches Animal Services
NEW!!! CASA Blueberry Cupcake Battle - calling all bakers for this Berry Exciting Showdown!
Three competition categories: ages 8 to 12 (prize: bike from Target); ages 13 to 18 (prize: $100 Walmart gift card); and adult (prize: $100 Fuzzy's Taco Shop gift card). Entry fee is $5. Entries must consist of 12 cupcakes in a "Blueberry Theme" delivered to CASA of Deep East Texas, 115 E. Main St., by 10:30 a.m. for judging. Scoring is based on theme, taste and presentation. Judging takes place at 11 a.m. and prizes will be awarded following the decision. Click here for entry form!
Sponsored by CASA of Deep East Texas.
Little Miss Blueberry Pageant
presented by Pageants of East Texas.
Contact Kathryn at 936-229-2897.
The pageant will be held on Saturday, June 1 at SFA. Winners will be presented at the Texas Blueberry Festival on June 8.
Pageant event poster
Running of the Blueberries 5K Run/Walk benefiting Dog Park Nacogdoches. 7:30 a.m. at the Coy Simms Softball Fields, 801-Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Click for registration form and event information. Sponsor: Healthy Nacogdoches Coalition.
Blue Washer Board Tournament:
11 a.m. Festival Plaza just south of downtown
Sign up early at Nacogdoches Recreation Center, 1112 North St. Registration dates are May 9 - June 6. Sponsor: City of Nacogdoches Parks and Recreation Dept.
Blue Threads Costume Contest
9:45 a.m. registration Commercial Bank lobby
10 a.m. competition during the Cowboy Max Show
Sponsors: Nacogdoches Medical Center, Commercial Bank of Texas
Blueberry Pie Contest: Click here or check with your local Brookshire Brothers store for registration form. Downtown Square, 200 E. Main St. in front of Visitors Center. No later than 10 a.m.: turn in entry, with form available at Brookshire Brothers. (See the Brookshire Brothers' special rules).
Winners announced at 12:30 p.m. Prizes: Gift cards for $150, $300 and $500.
Sponsor: Brookshire Brothers
Click here for 2010 Blueberry Pie Contest winners and recipes
Blue Pies Smiling at Me Pie Eating Contest: register at the event on Pilar St. in front of City Hall.
Noon - 2:30 p.m. 12-and-younger and Adult contests will run throughout the afternoon.
Sponsors: Brookshire Brothers, Texas Farm Products, BancorpSouth
- CASA Kids Cupcake Decorating - 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at CASA of Deep East Texas, 115 E. Main St. Create and enjoy your own blueberry-sweet treat at a cupcake decorating booth! $1/cupcake - cupcakes, icing and blueberry-theme decorations provided. Look for the Blueberry Lemonade Stand too!
Kroger Craft Corner - FREE activities for children.
Art and craft projects for children that will vary through the day. Sponsored by Kroger.
- Kids Get Wet Water and Bounce Park - Giant inflatables for giggles and spills. Inflatables with water feature! (Individual tickets $2, arm-bands $10). Sponsored by Citizens 1st Bank, Party'N Things, Huntington State Bank.
- Too Blue Petting Zoo - A petting zoo with horses, ponies, goats, mini horses, llamas, dogs and baby ducks and chicks. Pony rides available for a nominal fee. Nacogdoches Animal Shelter will bring adoptable animals. Sponsored by Nacogdoches County Exposition Center.
- Big Blue Murals - We're looking for artists short and tall to complete our murals! Come to the grassy banks of Banita Creek in Festival Plaza. Sponsored by Consolidated Communications.
- Cool Zone and Teddy Bear check up - Water misters and cool fans! Sponsored by Nacogdoches Medical Center. Bring your special stuffed animal friends for the Teddy Bear Check Up Station!
Plaza Principal Stage
at south side of Visitors Center
8 - 8:45 am - Rhythm Rocker Cloggers
9:15 - 10 am - Ally Fuller
10 - 10:20 am - Kathryn Williams, Little Miss Blueberry Pageant Results
10:30 - 11:30 am - OhEmGee Athletics Performance
11:45 - 12:30 pm - Keith Lalonde
12:45 - 1:30 pm - Only On The Weekend
1:45 - 3 pm - Jagged Row
3 pm - Brookshire Brothers Blueberry Pie Contest winners announced
Main Street Stage
at intersection of Main and Mound streets
8:30 – 9 am - Timbertones
9 – 9:30 am - Heart of the Pines Chorus
9:45 – 10:30 am - The Never Brothers
10:45 – noon - Kit Scott and Bloodkin
12:15 - 1 pm - Stacey Cohorst
1:15 - 2 pm - Darren Morris
2:15 - 3 pm - Cindy Grayson
3 pm - Brookshire Brothers Blueberry Pie Contest winners announced
Festival Plaza Stage
in Festival Plaza, south of brick streets
8:30 - 9 am - Twirlerettes
9:15 - 9:45 am - Jacqueline Billiot
10 - 10:45 am - Cowgirl Kickers Clogging Group
11 - 11:45 am - Stephen and Jan Pate
12 - 12:45 pm - Jed Crisp
1 - 1:45 pm - Debra Joe Johnson
2 - 2:45 pm - Play-It-Music Studio All Stars
2:45 pm - Brookshire Brothers Blueberry Pie Contest winners announced
All acts and times are subject to change. These are held on the stages on the brick streets and in Festival Plaza. A wide range of free entertainment from classic rock to acoustic folk guitar to Texas country, across three stages in downtown Nacogdoches.
1:30 to 3 p.m. Oldies Concert at 330 E. Main St. (GODTEL) in the lobby of the historic Redland Hotel (built 1906-07) and which later housed the Marx Brothers as they began their career and where a presidential hopeful, William Jennings Bryan, made a speech from the balcony). Music includes songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, and, of course, Fats Domino's Blueberry Hill. Though the melodies will be familiar, some of the words have been changed to reflect a Christian outlook. We call them "Redeemed Oldies." You are welcomed to come sit, rest, and listen -- or join in the singing.
NEW!!! Bob Murphey Story Reading Room: Enjoy the humorous tales of Bob Murphey read every half-hour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the comfy cool Regions Bank Community Room - enter from Pilar St. Discussion and Q&A sessions throughout the event and coloring and craft activities for children, too!
Sponsors: Regions Bank
Cookin' Up the Blues: Celebrity chefs will cook up some tasty blueberry delights during cooking demonstrations happening in the CBTx lobby at 9 a.m. - Amy McLeod, consultant for Brookshire Brothers, and at 11 a.m. - Tracy Nicklas, Merci's World Cuisine. Sponsors: Texas AgriLife Extension Service and Commercial Bank of Texas.
Click here for Amy's Blueberry Vanilla Frozen Yogurt recipe! - prepared by Amy McLeod in 2012.
Cowboy Max: Cowboy Max cracks jokes and bullwhips in a fast-paced show that will mesmerize you all the way down to your spurs. Trick roping, silly stories, wooly chaps and good old-fashioned family values create a laugh-filled, action-packed spectacle. Kids and parents all enjoy Cowboy Max!
See the shows around 10 a.m. and noon in the CBTx lobby.
Vendor Booths & Activities
8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Downtown between Main and Pilar, North Street and Mound, and Festival Plaza. 100-plus booths of scrumptious food, ice-cold drinks and unique arts and crafts.
Click for list of festival vendors.
… and MORE
8 a.m.- 3 p.m. Downtown Square - in Visitor Center.
KSWP/KAVX Fun! - Bring the family by the KSWP/KAVX booth to take a free fun family photo with lots of “blueberry” props. While you are there you can sign up to win a family four pack to Schlitterbahn Waterpark, leave your prayer requests and meet on air personalities.
· Click here for a list of the sponsors of the 24th Annual Texas Blueberry Festival