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Texas Blueberry Festival Economic Impact
  • 24,600 estimated attended the event! Up from 21,000 in 2017
  • Approximately 150 volunteers and 31 sponsors worked together to produce the festival consisting of 24 separate events.
  • žThe Blueberry Festival of Quilts had 563 admissions!
  • žMore than 50 vehicles participated in the Funcase Car Show
  • Contestants in Blue Pies Smiling At Me Pie Eating Contest:  60 pies used 240 cups of Blueberry Pie Filling- 120 cups of Whipped Topping
  • 238 runners/walkers in the Blueberries 5K—38 dogs participated- Raised $7500 for the City Dog Park!  74 participants were from out of East Texas!
  • Cookin’ Up the Blues had about 100 attendees for both shows!
  • ž42 Tourney—18 Teams; most traveled from out of town to compete!
  • 5,850 pounds of fresh blueberries were sold!
  • ž991 pounds of fresh blueberries were picked!
  • ž4,065 pancakes were served to 1,355 visitors by the Kiwanis!
  • ž288 vendor spaces filled by 242 vendors!
  • žMany individuals participated in the Ford Raptor Racing Experience Simulator!
  • žMore than 150 volunteers and 31 sponsors worked together to produce the festival and its 24 events.
  • žKeep Nacogodoches Beautiful kept the festival litter-free!
  • žIn an 8-week period, the festival Facebook page reached 29.8k people and generated 6k engagements (comments, shares and likes)!
  • Quote from downtown business: "This was Fredonia Vintage House' first Texas Blueberry Festival and we were very pleased with the volume of traffic and shopping at our store.  It was fun to talk to people about the festival, blueberries and Nacogdoches.  Looking forward to the next one!" - Marsha Fountain, Fredonia Vintage House.