Blackberry Festival - Jul 04, 2014 to Jul 05, 2014
215 S 6th St
McLoud, OK 74851
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 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 festival include a carnival, car show, poker run, tractor show, 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.
General Information: Free admission
Group Amenities: Accommodates Tour Groups
Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): I-40, US-270
Projected Attendance: 3,000
Fireworks: Sat 10pm.
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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