July 6-7 – Veterans Memorial Park –
From mcloudchamber.com: The McLoud Blackberry Festival began in the 1940s as a celebration of the end of harvest season for the local cash farm crop, blackberries. Since harvest season was completed just before July 4th, when a community picnic had been held since the town was founded in 1895, the two were combined to create the annual Blackberry festival. While blackberry farming may no longer be the agricultural strength of McLoud, the festival celebrated each year continues to be an exciting event for the town. Events run from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. Visit mcloudchamber.com for details.