Blackberry Festival

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Blackberry FestivalVeterans 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 celebrating ...

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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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Kelly McCampbell

Event Contact:

Jackie Reber




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From Susan on 07/07/2014

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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