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Blueberry Color Splash event launch on Wednesday, May 20. Open to all, tons of fun!


Texas Blueberry Festival Chairman Grace Handler joins her granddaughters Emily, left, and Jaycee in coloring their Blueberry Color Splash coloring pages. (Photo by Brandie Cosby)




Texas Blueberry Festival coloring event launches May 20

NACOGDOCHES, TX - Blueberry fans in Nacogdoches and around the world are invited to join the Blueberry Color Splash that will launch on Wednesday, May 20.

“The coloring event is a fun opportunity for our blueberry fans to celebrate the spirit of the Texas Blueberry Festival,” said festival chairman Grace Handler. “Anyone can participate, anywhere, using any coloring techniques with paint or markers or coloring crayons or pastels or pencils. It’s up to each blueberry artist to decide how to create a personal Blueberry Color Splash!”

The idea came from Neal Slaten, owner of Tipton Ford, the Texas Blueberry Festival’s presenting sponsor. “At a time while we are staying home more than usual and social distancing, I thought we should offer something fun with the festival theme that could entertain children and adults,” Slaten said. “Coloring a page featuring the art for the 31st Annual Texas Blueberry Festival is a perfect individual activity or something families can do together.”

Hard copies of the Blueberry Color Splash coloring page will be available for pick up in Nacogdoches in the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce lobby at 2516 North St., the Charles Bright Visitor Center at 200 E. Main St. and at Tipton Ford, 1115 North St. The coloring page will also be available online, ready for downloading and printing, at

“Once they’ve colored it up, we want them to show it off,” Handler said. The coloring pages can be displayed in windows at homes and businesses. Slaten has offered to display the finished works of art at Tipton Ford. In addition, participants can snap a picture of their color splash pages and post on their social media sites with #TBF2020.

More exciting news will be announced soon with involvement from The Daily Sentinel. Check for updates or call the chamber of commerce at 936-560-5533.


About the Texas Blueberry Festival

The 31st Annual Texas Blueberry Festival presented by Tipton Ford originally scheduled for June 13, 2020 in downtown Nacogdoches is postponed until further notice.