Festival, In Blue

by Stefani on 16-June-2009

Hi y'all! We're back!

The Blueberry Festival was everything you could hope for in a small town summer celebration… 

sweet, sticky, full of good food and good folks. 

Of course it was also hotter than seven kinds of hell on earth. I don't think we've fully recovered yet, as evidenced by the fact that no one wants to do a thing but eat popsicles and stand in front of the air conditioner vents. 

So now, while I return to my assigned seat under the ceiling fan, I give you the Nacogdoches Blueberry Festival: 

Kiwanis Kakes
Hot Off The GriddleHometown GalsSinging The BluesBlue HeavenThe Girl Next DoorBlue ZootPet ParadeSweet Reward

Crystal June 16, 2009 at 5:41 am

Oh! I love all your photos! Wish I had been there. It looks like a great time.

barbara June 16, 2009 at 5:49 am

looks so fun! and i want those blue shoes!!!

Dorit June 16, 2009 at 5:53 am

Fantastic photos!!!

grace June 16, 2009 at 6:13 am

Looks fun. (That poor litle goat!)

Kaye June 16, 2009 at 6:27 am

Love the photos…wish I could have just popped in too. Looks like fun 🙂
Kaye

BOATBABY June 16, 2009 at 6:33 am

There is SO MUCH flavor in those photos, perfect! I wish we lived in blueberry country. The only pickin’ happening around here are the crabs. 🙂

Amber June 16, 2009 at 7:10 am

It looks like everybody really gets into that blueberry festival. Great photos! And those shoes, oh la la.

We’ve got at least 6 weeks before we have ripe blueberries in my neck of the woods. I can’t wait!

Sarah M. June 16, 2009 at 7:20 am

THAT is just the type of festival I love to go to! Bring on the block parties!
Sarah M

Diane June 16, 2009 at 7:33 am

Ack! I love those little girls with the batons!!!!

(And while you are under your ceiling fan, let me just tell you that I’m wearing a t-shirt and I have goose bumps and I need to go put on a sweater and that is not from the ceiling fan or an air conditioner, just from the weather outside…)

Julie Alvarez June 16, 2009 at 7:49 am

I like all the blues in these pictures! But mostly, I like Singing the blues. What can I say? I am a singer above all!

Toni June 16, 2009 at 8:44 am

Now that looks like it was worth going to!!! I guess it is over for the year :0( Maybe next year for us!!

Relyn June 16, 2009 at 10:48 am

I wish it were me in those excellent blue shoes, key ring dangling from my fingers. The keys would, of course, be to that amazing Olds.

lex June 16, 2009 at 11:45 am

what fun that looks!

Tracy June 16, 2009 at 1:24 pm

that’s a whole lot of funny cuteness. Blue goats…blue shoes with fancy stockings…and that guitar player is too adorable.

Rosa June 16, 2009 at 2:13 pm

I WANT those blue shoes!

I am just delurking to say that I found your blog a few days ago and spent hours and hours reading through all your archives. What a treat! Like reading a really fun, positive book.

Thanks so much.

Cassandra June 16, 2009 at 5:56 pm

Looks great! I love blueberries… I tease my husband that I married him for his family’s blueberry farm…

Dana June 16, 2009 at 6:03 pm

OMG, Nacogdoches! I grew up visiting my grandparents in Henderson (about 40 miles up the road). I can’t think of why we would go down to Nacogdoches, but we did. Small world.

Dawn Suzette June 16, 2009 at 7:43 pm

Great!
Seven kinds of hell… I like that!

this little light June 17, 2009 at 5:49 am

I live in the onion capitol of the world! We have the Vidalia Onion Festival every year and thse pictures remind of it so much! I’ve actually had to be the “giant onion” mascot. His name is Yumion. Like yummy onion…Oh, the joys of festivals in the South. Hot, hot, greasy, cloggers, arts and crafts…good times.

ShelleyO June 17, 2009 at 6:09 am

I’m such a philistine – I grew up in Brenham and had NO IDEA that Nacadoches grew blueberries. Looks like fun!

jess June 17, 2009 at 7:08 am

Amazing photos!

Stefani June 17, 2009 at 9:01 am

Oh.
Oh!
I’m going to sit right down and see if I can WILL myself to Maine.
A sweater… in June… well I never.

Stefani June 17, 2009 at 9:02 am

Can you just imagine? In those shoes and that car, I think the sun must shine on you all the time 🙂

Stefani June 17, 2009 at 9:03 am

Well welcome, Rosa! I’m so glad that you popped in and gave me the chance to say hello!

Stefani June 17, 2009 at 9:03 am

Is he looking to grow his family? I’ve got some sons that would be real interested in marrying into a blueberry farm 🙂

Stefani June 17, 2009 at 9:04 am

Are you ready for this? I LIVED in Henderson from 3rd to 5th grade!

Stefani June 17, 2009 at 9:05 am

Don’t feel too bad. I was born there, spend holidays there and only found out about it a handful of years back!

Stefani June 17, 2009 at 9:06 am

Oooooh! An onion festival! That sounds so yummy! There’s a recipe for an onion pie around this blog somewhere. I’ll have to see if I can dig it up and send it to you. Although living in onion country I’m sure you’ve got a boatload of great recipes yourself!

Down this way we’ve got watermelon festivals, corn, lavendar, kolache even a chigger fest and an oatmeal fest!

brit June 17, 2009 at 10:43 am

blueberry festival? When can I move n?

Dana June 17, 2009 at 1:06 pm

Are kidding me? Most people have never even heard of Henderson! Well, if you knew anyone named Rousseau, those were probably my people. 🙂

Vintage Chica June 18, 2009 at 6:15 am

He, he…you had me at the photo of the blue goat. Priceless.

Jennifer June 19, 2009 at 4:10 pm

Looks like a fun time! It’s so strange to hear about blueberries already. We don’t get our till August here in the Pacific NW. Mmmm… fresh blueberries are about my favorite thing in the world, along with fresh strawberries.

Sam July 4, 2009 at 8:03 pm

Amazing photos!

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