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Nederland Heritage Festival fun starts today

For the 47th year, the Nederland Heritage Festival launches a week of family fun on Boston Avenue. The festival begins today and runs through Sunday.

The theme for this year’s festival is “2020 Our Vision is Clear.”

Many are looking forward to seeing all the nonprofit organizations selling food.

A new food court area this year eliminates the double, facing line of food vendors that made foot traffic difficult during peak attendance periods in past years.

A paved lot stretches the food options around a larger section of festival ground. Organizers have also brought in additional covered seating.

Carnival hours are 4 to 11 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Amanda Louw with Gold Star Amusements helps set up one of the rides Monday morning in front of the Nederland Heritage Festival office. (Stephen Hemelt/The News)

Isabella Boullion and Carl Heubach were working in the Port Arthur Little Theater food booth Monday morning, getting it ready for the festival. Port Arthur Little Theater is known for selling sno-cones, Scotch eggs, death by chocolate and more. (Stephen Hemelt/The News)

Child-friendly and thrill-seeking rides in front of Central Middle School and along Boston Avenue await attendees of this year’s Nederland Heritage Festival. (Stephen Hemelt/The News)

Food vendors for the 2020 Nederland Heritage Festival are more widely spaced out this year, creating easier walking paths and more accessibility. (Stephen Hemelt/The News)

Food vendors for the 2020 Nederland Heritage Festival are more widely spaced out this year, creating easier walking paths and more accessibility. (Stephen Hemelt/The News)