Blackberry Festival   - Jul 03, 2015 to Jul 04, 2015

Blackberry Festival McLoud High School Athletic Complex
1280 W Seikel
McLoud, OK 74851

Phone: 405-964-6566
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The McLoud Blackberry Festival, which began in the 1940s, is one of the oldest continual festivals in the state of Oklahoma. Originally, the festival combined the celebration of the annual blackberry harvest with a town picnic, but now it has grown into a larger event that showcases the community each and every year.

Activities run the first weekend of July. Blackberry-themed events include the selling of blackberries, blackberry cobbler, sodas and teas, plus the annual Blackberry Parade on Broadway Street in downtown McLoud and the Blackberry Royalty Pageant with crowning ceremonies Saturday afternoon. Come and enjoy an outstanding fireworks show at 10pm Saturday evening, as well as live band entertainment on Friday night and Saturday night with entertainment acts held throughout Saturday afternoon.

The McLoud Blackberry Festival, which began in the 1940s, is one of the oldest continual festivals in the state of Oklahoma. Originally, the festival combined the celebration of the annual blackberry harvest with a town picnic, but now it has grown into a larger event that showcases the community each and every year.

Activities run the first weekend of July. Blackberry-themed events include the selling of blackberries, blackberry cobbler, sodas and teas, plus the annual Blackberry Parade on Broadway Street in downtown McLoud and the Blackberry Royalty Pageant with crowning ceremonies Saturday afternoon. Come and enjoy an outstanding fireworks show at 10pm Saturday evening, as well as live band entertainment on Friday night and Saturday night with entertainment acts held throughout Saturday afternoon.

After the parade, enjoy children's games such as old-fashioned sack races and turtle races. In addition, the Blackberry Festival includes a carnival for the kids, various fair food vendors, craft and merchandise vendors, home improvement vendors and even a poker run.

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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

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Open

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Friday

10:00 am

11:00 pm

Saturday

8:00 am

11:00 pm

On Saturday, the parade begins at 10am & fireworks begin at 10pm. The Street Outlaws will be signing autographs from 11am-1pm.

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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Victoria Mongold

Event Contact:

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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