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 ...
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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