Go Nuts at Pecan Fest Heritage Days This Weekend in Seguin
The annual three-day Pecan Fest Heritage Days festival kicks off in Seguin this Friday, Oct. 26 offering a wide range of family-friendly and adult activities.
Pecan Fest celebrates the rich heritage of one of Texas’ oldest cities, as well as Seguin’s status as the home of the World’s Largest Pecan.
The title dates back to the 1960s when a local dentist created a 6-foot, 1,000-pound cement replica of the nut to celebrate the local crop and tree. Dethroned by a bigger likeness in Brunswick, Missouri in the 1980s, Seguin reclaimed the title in 2011 with the addition of an 18-foot, steel-framed nut that sits in front of the Pecan Museum at the Texas Agricultural Education and Heritage Center.
This year’s festival offers a mix of new activities and annual favorites including:
- The Hats off to Juan Seguin’s Pub Crawl on Friday night celebrating the 212th birthday of the town’s namesake.
- The Healthy Nut Run 5k benefitting the Seguin Education and Seguin ISD on Saturday morning.
- The first ever Get Crackin’ contest Saturday afternoon, awarding prizes to three people who can crack the most whole pecan halves in three minutes.
- The 7th annual Texas Mead Fest on Saturday afternoon in the Seguin Town Square featuring honey wine tastings, a Homebrew Competition and live music.
- The First United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch will offer family-friendly activities and photo opportunities.
- The Light up the Night with Pumpkins on Pikes wraps up the festival Sunday evening with an illuminated pumpkin carving contest and lighting.
Pecan Fest typically draws between 3,000-5,000 visitors a year, making it the second biggest Seguin event behind only the annual Biggest Small Town Fourth of July Parade.
This year’s festival promises to be the biggest and best yet, so if you’re looking for something to do this weekend, head on down to Seguin and go nuts!
For more information please visit www.seguingonuts.com.