Nacogdoches' Freedom Fest promises fireworks, fun for whole family

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - East Texans may want to include the Southern Power Jaycee Freedom Fest on their weekend agenda. The Nacogdoches event starts with fun, games, and food in Festival Plaza Park and at dark festival-goers can choose from many vantage points to see the fireworks.

"There's plenty of great vantage points from where we shoot the fireworks off at Hoya Soccer Complex," said Bruce Mayberry, the chairman of Freedom Fest.  "On the other side of MLK by the softball field is a wide open space. You can get a good vantage point from there. There are several spots you can watch from University Drive, as well as across the downtown and Festival Plaza area."

Before the fireworks, the fun will start at Festival Plaza at 5 p.m. Saturday. There will be live music by Culverhouse. A washer tournament is at 6:30 p.m. and then there will be a hot dog eating contest at 6:30 p.m. Food, bounce houses, water slides, and a train will provide more entertainment. And the Rotary Club is sponsoring a color letters to the troops booth.

The fireworks show should last about 30 minutes.

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