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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the hours? 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 8.

A Blueberry Bluegrass Concert in the Park will kick off the blueberry weekend on Friday, June 7 from 6 to 10 p.m. in Festival Park.

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!

What are the sizes and costs of the t-shirt? Toddler and Youth to Adult X-large, $16. 2 and 3 X-large, $20.

New for 2019! The Ford Raptor Racing Experience Simulator

will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 8 and located in the 400 block of E. Main St. near the Mound St. intersection.

New location for the Car Show - in the 400 block of E. Main St. near Mound St. intersection.

New location for Fresh Blueberries for Sale - near City Hall at Pilar and S. Pecan St. intersection.

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.

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.

Where is first aid? At the Fire Station on Pilar St. It is also a cool rest spot for festival guests and volunteers.

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.

Where is the Kiwanis Blueberry Pancake Breakfast? On Pecan St., north of festival, between Main and Hospital.

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.

What is the basic information for Blue Pies Smiling at Me Pie Eating contest?

Contests will begin at 10 a.m. and last contest begins at 12:30 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.

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.

Will there be a Miss Nacogdoches or Miss Blueberry pageant?

There is a Mr. & Miss Blueberry Pageant on June 3 at SFA, and the winners wil be presented at the festival on June 8 - on the Plaza Principal Stage around 10:40 a.m. Please check back for the details and pageant registration information.

What is the rain plan? If it rains, we get wet.

Is there a quilt show? No, but  The Festival of Quilts will be back for the 2019 festival.

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.

Remember: check and the Texas Blueberry Festival Facebook page for more event information. The 28th Annual Texas Blueberry Festival is presented by Tipton Ford-Lincoln and produced by the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce.