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Organizers hoping Nacogdoches' Freedom Fest will be fun for whole family

The Nacogdoches Jaycees annual gift to the community is Freedom Fest at Festival Park. Lots of events leading up to a firework display are free to families. (Source: KTRE Staff) The Nacogdoches Jaycees annual gift to the community is Freedom Fest at Festival Park. Lots of events leading up to a firework display are free to families. (Source: KTRE Staff)
Freedom Fest offers a variety of contests, including a hot dog eating contest. (Source: KTRE Staff) Freedom Fest offers a variety of contests, including a hot dog eating contest. (Source: KTRE Staff)
NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

It's not too early to start planning for the Fourth of July festivities. Independence Day is a week from today.

The Nacogdoches Jaycees have been busy for months making sure this year's Freedom Fest provides families lots of fun.

There will be food, games, contests, music, and more at Festival Park, just south of downtown Nacogdoches.

The firework show starts just after dark.  

"We're going to have a washers tournament that teams can sign up for 20 bucks,” said Michael Chism, the event’s coordinator. “We have a hot dog-eating contest that people can put their hot dog-eating skills to the test. We'll have a bounce house, water slides for kids, lots of toys, the light up toys, for the kids after dark, so lots going on, including a little Whiffle Ball homerun derby. We're going to try to make it a lot of fun for families."

Freedom Fest is free, but you'd want to bring some cash along to buy food from vendors.  

The fun starts at 5 p.m.

Competition begin at 6 p.m. All the fun takes place in Festival Park near downtown Nacogdoches.

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