Get A Dose of Blueberries and Bluegrass


Bands like The Blake Brothers help kick off the Texas Blueberry Festival during a Friday night concert at the annual Nacogdoches event.

The 28th Annual Texas Blueberry Festival kicks off June 9, starting with a 6-10 p.m. Blueberry Bluegrass Concert in the Park in downtown Nacogdoches. 

The concert, held at Festival Plaza, features The Purple Hulls from Kilgore (see interview in this issue); The Baker Family, an award-winning band from Birch Tree, Missouri; The Blake Brothers, a high-energy bluegrass group from Shreveport; and The Sabine River Bend Band, a group of long-time Southeast Texas musicians who have played together since 2008.

On Saturday, June 10, the day-long celebration of the annual blueberry harvest includes a slew of family-friendly events and activities, including a blueberry pancake breakfast, a bounce park, make-and-take arts and crafts, a pet parade, pie eating contests, and a washer board tournament. Refreshments abound at the Blueberry Hill Soda & Sweet Shoppe and there are plenty of food and arts vendors as well. Downtown merchants and local businesses promise blueberry sweet specials and thousands of pounds of fresh blueberries are available for sale.

For more information, call 936.560.5533 or visit

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