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Photo: The 27th Annual Texas Blueberry Festival presented by Tipton Ford-Lincoln is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, June 11 in Nacogdoches. Pictured from left are Nacogdoches Mayor Roger Van Horn, Festival Chair Grace Handler and Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce Interim President/CEO Bill Teague who are festival-ready with t-shirts in hand.  (Photo by Kelly Daniel)

Join big blueberry celebration
Weekend includes bluegrass concert and festival

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The oldest town in Texas will go "all blueberry" at the  27th Annual Texas Blueberry presented by Tipton Ford-Lincoln. The free admission, family friendly festival is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 11 in downtown Nacogdoches.

"The excitement is building for the magical moment when the festival opens," said Chair Grace Handler. "We are ready to throw the big bash for thousands of guests. All ages are invited, because the variety of activities, contests, vendors and live entertainment acts are sure to please tons of different tastes and interests."

A Friday night Blueberry Bluegrass Concert in the Park presented by Rex Perry Autoplex is the lead-in to the blueberry weekend. The concert is also free to attend and begins at 6 p.m. on June 10 in downtown Festival Park.

"Make your way to the concert on Friday, and you will get in the blueberry mood with four bluegrass bands performing including The Baker Family and Catahoula Drive," Handler said. "Enjoy the evening with good music, food and friends, and be ready to start the festival day the next morning with a plate of blueberry pancakes."

Get the details at www.TexasBlueberryFestival.com, or contact the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce, producer of the Texas Blueberry Festival, at 936-560-5533.

List of events, food and entertainment at the 27th Annual Texas Blueberry Festival presented by Tipton Ford-Lincoln:

ENTERTAINMENT

Ford Innovation Lab
Tricentennial Flashbacks celebrating Nacogdoches' 300-year anniversary
Three Live Entertainment Stages
Pet Parade
Cookin' Up the Blues
Nacogdoches Film Screenings
Bob Murphey Bye Bye Blues Show

FOOD
Pick-Your-Own Blueberries
Fresh Blueberries for Sale
Blueberry Hill Soda & Sweet Shoppe
Kiwanis Blueberry Pancake Breakfast
Cookin' Up the Blues
Festival Goodies

EVENTS / COMPETITIONS
Hug A Hero
Running of the Blueberries 5K Run/Walk
Blue Pies Smiling at Me Pie Eating Contest
Blue Washerboard Tournament
Paul Kendrick Memorial 42 Tourney
Vehicle Funcase Car Show
Festival of Quilts
Blueberry Cupcake Battle