Fun for the Whole Family: Nacogdoches’ 34th Annual Texas Blueberry Festival

by Visit Nacogdoches on May 22, 2024 in sponsored,

Nacogdoches, known as the Oldest Town in Texas, features brick streets and a photo-worthy backdrop of local businesses on the original streets of the El Camino Real.

Designated “The Garden Capital of Texas,” Nacogdoches is a wonderful place to visit all year, but time it during annual events like the Texas Blueberry Festival on the second Saturday in June. The 34th Annual Texas Blueberry Festival takes place on Saturday, June 8, 2024.

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Nacogdoches’ biggest event of the year attracts 20,000 visitors to Downtown Nacogdoches to enjoy blueberry themed food, crafts, goods and more. Visitors from all over Texas and beyond travel to enjoy the family-centered fun the festival brings. Over 200 vendors will line Main Street and the Downtown Square, offering clothing, art, gifts and artisan foods.

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This year brings an array of new activities to entertain and make lasting memories. Arrive on Friday to enjoy the Blueberry Carnival with a variety of amusement rides and games—and carnival food, of course! Just down the street, Stone House Kitchen will host a Blueberry Dinner with Wine Pairings.

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Don’t miss your chance to take part in the Blueberry Festival Mural! For $20, you’ll get to paint a piece of the mural during the Festival along with other aspiring artists! The Mural will be located in Downtown Nacogdoches on the back of one of the historic buildings. Returning events included the Running of the Blueberries 5K, 10K & 1M Race, shuttles to fresh blueberry picking, Pie Eating Contest, Festival of Quilts, Washer Board Tournament, Cupcake Battle and much more!

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Stay until Sunday for a glimpse of the unique charm that Nacogdoches has to offer. Stone House Kitchen will host a “Blueberry Brunch,” featuring delicious baked goods and other breakfast classics. The newly renovated Zion Hill Baptist Church will hold live performances of String Band Music and Stories performed by local shop owners Steve & Sheryl Hartz. The Hartz have called Downtown Nacogdoches their home for more than 45 years.

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From shopping and dining to exploring the historic roots of the Oldest Town in Texas, there is something for everyone. Build your perfect itinerary using the “Visit Nac!” app and add fun activities like trivia at the Fredonia Brewery or tour of the gardens. Take a walking tour of the statues, historic sites and Oldest Buildings, and grab lunch at the 1st City Cafe inside the historic Fredonia Hotel, recently renovated and restored to a mid-Century modern masterpiece. Walk up and down Main Street and shop ‘til you drop at the local boutiques, antique stores, and art galleries. Head down Mound Street to the Fortney Home, a gorgeous Victorian Home filled to the brim with antiques and eclectic collectibles. Eat and drink like a local at one of Nacogdoches’ many libation locations like Front Porch Distillery, Fredonia Brewery, Red House Winery and Naca Valley Vineyard, all of which feature a wide array of food trucks and live music weekly.

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Looking for somewhere to stay? We have no shortage of charming Bed & Breakfasts, Hotels & unique lodging options close to attractions.

No matter what time of the year you visit, your trip to Nacogdoches will be one to remember. If restoration and relaxation are what you’re looking for, we have a Nac for that. Find dining, lodging and event information at Visit Nacogdoches.


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This post is a sponsored collaboration with Visit Nacogdoches.