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May 20 @ 8:30 am - May 22 @ 5:00 pm
Our May event is a three-day event, making a drive to Nacogdoches, TX on Friday, May 20th, and then spending Saturday exploring the town and the area around Nacogdoches and returning on Sunday.
We will meet at the Starbucks at the I-30 Alcoa Road exit on Friday at 8:30am with a departure time of 9:00am. We will be making a lunch stop at Joe’s Crab Shack in Shreveport, LA and have reservations there at 12:30pm.
We will be staying at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Nacogdoches. The motel has recently been renovated. We have a block of ten rooms currently reserved at a cost of $ 139 per night plus tax, with a free continental breakfast and WiFi. The rooms are being held until April 20th, and the number to call for reservations is (936) 560-9901. There is a 7-day cancellation period.
Nacogdoches was the first official town in Texas, earning the nickname “The Oldest Town in Texas”, and is the largest producer of blueberries in Texas. Nacogdoches is characterized by it’s beautiful brick streets in the Downtown district. There’s plenty to do here on your downtime, with two lakes (Nacogdoches and Naconiche) and countless trails. If the Outdoors isn’t your thing, just head over to the Nacogdoches Main Street or Convention & Visitors Bureau Facebook page to see what’s going on this weekend. From the Wine Swirl event to The Texas Blueberry Festival, there is something always happening.
The first clash between Mexican and Texans occurred on August 2, 1832 with the Battle of Nacogdoches. Aided by local resident Adolphus Sterne, a group of Texas revolutionaries forced the Mexican garrison out of Nacogdoches, and freeing East Texas from military rule.
WE NEED AN ACCURATE HEADCOUNT FOR THE EVENT, SO IF YOU’RE PLANNING ON ATTENDING AND YOU’RE MAKING A HAMPTON INN RESERVATION, PLEASE CALL JR AT (501) 416-7787 OR DROP HIM A NOTE AT MIATA2003@YAHOO.COM AND LET HIM KNOW !
- Nacogdoches was dubbed the #1 Small City in Texas by Cities Journal
- Nacogdoches is the first official town in Texas, earning the nickname of “The Oldest Town in Texas.”
- Hometown of U.S.A Soccer Team Captain Clint Dempsey
- Nacogdoches was named one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by Americas Promise Alliance
- Nacogdoches is the largest producer of blueberries in Texas!
- With a median age of 30.6, 25.1 % of residents have a College Degree (BA/BS)
- Nacogdoches County is ranked 9th in Texas Agricultural Production
- Nacogdoches’ Butcher Boys has the No. 1 spot in Wide Open Eats’ “10 Best Burger Joints in Texas” list.
- Stephen F. Austin State University is known for the Lumberjack Basketball, five-time Southland Conference Champions.