Blackberry Festival

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Blackberry Festival Veterans Park
215 S 6th St
McLoud, OK 74851

Phone: 405-964-6566
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McLoud's annual Blackberry Festival is an old-fashioned festival that is one of the longest-running July 4th festivals in the state. The McLoud Blackberry Festival began in the 1940s as a way to celebrate the end of harvest season and the success of the local farm crop of blackberries. The end of harvest season and the annual July 4th community picnic were combined to create McLoud's Blackberry Festival. The town received national media coverage when the Blackberry Growers Association sent a crate of blackberries to President Harry Truman.


Today, this annual festival ...

McLoud's annual Blackberry Festival is an old-fashioned festival that is one of the longest-running July 4th festivals in the state. The McLoud Blackberry Festival began in the 1940s as a way to celebrate the end of harvest season and the success of the local farm crop of blackberries. The end of harvest season and the annual July 4th community picnic were combined to create McLoud's Blackberry Festival. The town received national media coverage when the Blackberry Growers Association sent a crate of blackberries to President Harry Truman.


Today, this annual festival celebrating the area's agricultural strength is still going strong and draws thousands of visitors from across the state of Oklahoma and the nation. Activities at this family friendly festival includes a carnival, car show, poker run, fireworks, children's games, live music and much more. Browse through a variety of vendor booths, as well as a wide selection of handmade arts and crafts. Plenty of food vendors will also be set up to satisfy the hunger of festival-goers.

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  • General Information: Free admission

  • Group Amenities: Accommodates Tour Groups

  • Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): I-40, US-270

  • Projected Attendance: 3,000

From I-40, take McLoud Rd. Go north on McLoud Rd three miles to Broadway. Go west on Broadway to 6th St, then south on 6th to Veteran's Park.

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Jackie Reber




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From TravelOK.com Staff on 03/04/15

Charlotte, we do know that the festival will have tons of blackberries and blackberry items for purchase. However, if you would like to assist in picking the berries, please call the event coordinator at 405-964-6566. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Charlotte on 03/03/15

I love blackberries and I have never heard of this festival, I will be coming . I would like to know if the public can come and buy berries at picking time and if we can when is it time to come and pick berries.


From owner on 02/20/15

I'm sorry if you arrived late and were not able to purchase blackberry cobbler. The chamber booth had blackberries available, and did not run out of this item. All of our vendors sell blackberry items. Please come back this year, and we will make sure you have blackberry items available to you, jam, berries, cobbler. Our Festival is July 3rd and 4th this year. Hope to see you there.


From Susan on 07/07/14

Did I miss something. There were no blackberry cobblers, no blackberry muffins, or any blackberries. What kind of festival was this?


 
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