Freedom Fest to Host 4th Annual Washer Tourney

Freedom Fest to Host 4th Annual Washer Tourney

NACOGDOCHES — Sharpen those washer-pitching skills for the 3rd annual “Star Spangled Pitch Off” washer tourney sponsored by Heritage Land Bank.  Contestants have the opportunity to compete in this pitching event Thursday, July 4th at Freedom Fest in downtown Nacogdoches.  Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners of the Pitch Off.

“We had great success at last year’s Pitch Off so we wanted to bring it back for another year,” said Mallori Brookshire, meeting and event coordinator for the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Pitching washers is a fun outdoor event enjoyed by many around East Texas so come out to Freedom Fest and participate in a little friendly competition.”

The Star Spangled Pitch Off will be held in conjunction with the Texas Farm Bureau Freedom Fest presented by metroPCS.  Families can enjoy live music, tasty food, and children’s activities Thursday, July 4 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. The evening will culminate in a dazzling fireworks display sponsored by the Texas Farm Bureau beginning 30 minutes after dark. Admission to the festival is free. Sponsors for the Fourth of July celebration include Texas Farm Bureau, metroPCS, Brookshire Brothers, The Barn Bar & Grill, Bancorp South, Commercial Bank of Texas, Citizens 1st Bank, First Bank and Trust, Heritage Land Bank, Hotel Fredonia, KICKS 105, the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Nacogdoches Jaycees and Pepsi, the official drink sponsor of Freedom Fest.

Contestants may download the entry form and rules at or sign up at the Jaycees’ info booth the day of the festival. The tourney will be held at 6 p.m. and entry into the contest is $20 per team.

For more information about the Star Spangled Pitch Off, please contact the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau at 936-564-7351 or 1-888-OLDEST-TOWN. Be our friend on facebook @ Freedom Fest.

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