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Frequently Asked Questions
  1. What’s new for 2014 festival - the 25th Annual Texas Blueberry Festival?

Friday Night Blueberry Blast
family-friendly, free admission event with live music entertainment and a kid’s Bounce Park. 6 to 9 p.m. in Festival Park on Friday, June 13. Individual and Family Pack tickets available for the Bounce Park.
 

Berry Vine Evening
Join Nacogdoches Main Street for a "Berry Vine Evening" along the red brick streets. Saturday, June 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. various downtowners will host a progressive dinner showcasing some of Texas' best "Berry" wines. Only 200 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $15 and ONLY available during the 25th Annual Texas Blueberry Festival at the Visitor's Center, 200 E. Main Street.
 

25 Days of Blueberry
Look for blueberry fierce festival fun events happening at area businesses beginning May 21 - all building up to the 25th day - the 25th Annual Texas Blueberry Festival presented by Brookshire Brothers.

  1. What are the hours? 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 14.
     
  2. Where do I find festival information at the festival? The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce will have an Information Booth in front of the downtown Visitors Center, 200 E. Main St. Find information about festival events and vendors. Festival t-shirts will be for sale there, too!
     
  3. What are the sizes and costs of the t-shirt? Toddler and Youth to Adult X-large, $16. 2 and 3 X-large, $20.
     
  4. Where are the entertainment stages located?

Plaza Principal Stage is on the south side (back) of the Visitors Center.

Festival Park Stage is in Festival Park - just south of the brick streets.

Main Street stage is at the intersection of E. Main St. and Mound St.

Commercial Bank of Texas will have a stage in the lobby with cooking demonstrations and entertainment acts alternating from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  1. Where are the shuttles to the Pick Your Own Blueberries - Blueberry Farm Pick & Peek? Shuttles will pick up at the north end of N. Church St. Guests need to go there and pick up a “boarding pass” with the time they need to return to board the shuttle. NO ONE arriving in own transportation will be admitted to the farm during the festival – ONLY FESTIVAL SHUTTLES will be allowed in to the farm. Pick your own blueberries for $1.50/lb. Shuttles will run approx. every 10 minutes from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
     
  2. Where is first aid? At the Fire Station on Pilar St. It is also a cool rest spot for festival guests and volunteers.
     
  3. Where are the lost children locations? The Visitors Center at 200 E. Main St. and the fire station on Pilar St. will be used as safe places for lost children. An additional lost child station is the Bounce Park ticket booth in Festival Park.
     
  4. Where on the downtown square will the Brookshire Brothers Blueberry Pie contest take place and where will the winners be announced? The Brookshire space is next door to the Chamber info booth, in front of the CVB. Entries must be submitted by 10 a.m., and winners will be announced at the Brookshire Brothers’ booth at 2 p.m.
     
  5. Where is the Kiwanis Blueberry Pancake Breakfast? On Pecan St., north of festival, between Main and Hospital.
     
  6. When and where is the True Blue Pet Parade? At the intersection of E. Main St. and Mound St. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the parade will begin at 10 a.m. and travel through the brick streets, around the Visitor Center, 200 E. Main St. and down into Festival Park.
     
  7. What is the basic information for Blue Pies Smiling at Me Pie Eating contest? Contests will begin at noon and last contest begins at 2:30 p.m. Contests for Adults and children (12 and younger) will run on the hour and half hour. The contest is in front of City Hall.
     
  8. Where in Festival Park will tickets/armbands for the Bounce Park be sold? In front of water/bounce park. Look for the sign near the giant inflatable slides and attractions.
     
  9. Will there be a Miss Nacogdoches or Miss Blueberry pageant? Not confirmed for 2014, but more pageant information will be available as soon as possible. The pageant has been held prior to the festival day, and winners are present and introduced on the stages at the festival.
     
  10. What is the rain plan? If it rains, we get wet.
     
  11. Is there a quilt show? Yes, the Blueberry Festival of Quilts organized by the Nacogdohes Quilters Guild! Open Friday and Saturday, June 13 - 14, at the Fredonia Hill Baptist Church on South St. The $5 admission fee gets you in on both days.
     
  12. Where is the Cool Zone location? One Cool Zone in Festival Park at the bottom of the hill, canopies with misters, free water, fans, place for folks to cool down. New addition is the Teddy Bear Check Up Station in the Cool Zone sponsored by Nacogdoches Medical Center.
     
  13. Is there CASA Kids Cupcake Decorating? Yes! - 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!

 

Remember: check TexasBlueberryFestival.com and the Texas Blueberry Festival Facebook page for more event information.