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25 days of blueberry events start May 21

NACOGDOCHES, May 16, 2014-- Everyone is invited to the 25 Days of Blueberry kick off at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 21, at Party'N Things, 3800 North St. in Northview Plaza.

"The 25 Days of Blueberry gives businesses throughout the community a chance to bring the Texas Blueberry Festival to their business locations before the big festival day on June 14," said Grace Handler, festival chair. "This is one of the new additions the festival planning committee created for the festival's silver anniversary."

The 25th Annual Texas Blueberry Festival is presented by Brookshire Brothers and produced by the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce.

 "A list of all the 25 days' activities and participating businesses can be found at TexasBlueberryFestival.com," Handler said. "You'll see all kinds of sweet treat offerings, prize drawing entries as well as decorating and crafting events and even a pet costume contest."

More new events cooked up by the festival planning committee members include:

Friday Night Blueberry Blast - free admission, family friendly evening concert in Festival Park from 6 to 9 p.m., on Friday, June 13, with food and game vendors, a children's bounce park with $5 all-you-can-bounce tickets. See stage performances by Cowboy Max, Miki Lynn and KBT Choir.

Garden Capital of Texas Tours - free shuttle rides from 8 to 11 a.m., Saturday, June 14, and self-guided tours of area gardens. Shuttle pick up and drop off located on N. Church St. with the Pick Your Own Blueberry shuttles.

Berry Vine Evening - a downtown progressive dinner showcasing some of Texas' best "berry" wines. 6 p.m., Saturday, June 14. A limited number of tickets, $15 each, will be available in the downtown Visitors Center, 200 E. Main, St. during the Texas Blueberry Festival.


Photo: Maury Littleton, festival executive officer of Kids and Pets events and owner of Party'N Things, prepares for the 25 Days of Blueberry kick off.

Photo Credit: Megan Haynes

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