Pecan Harvest Festival slated for Nov. 18
The annual Pecan Harvest Festival in Richmond is quickly approaching.
The city of Richmond and West Fort Bend Management District will present the festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, in Historic Downtown Richmond.
“We are excited to present this annual event, which highlights the rich history of pecans in Fort Bend County while simultaneously showcasing the unique features of Historic Downtown Richmond,” officials said in a news release. “The festival’s beloved Kidz Zone will be nestled in historic Decker Park, while live music entertains all day from Wessendorff Park’s acoustically designed Gazebo. Festival attendees can stroll along the trails from Second St. around historic Morton Cemetery at edge of Wessendorff Park. An old-fashioned hayride will expose riders to the Historic District of Richmond, while the Festival features artisan vendors, a farmer’s market, a beer and wine garden, a baking contest, and a classic car show.”
The local Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is hosting the pecan education portion of the Richmond Pecan Harvest Festival, including interactive agricultural exhibits and the Fort Bend County Pecan Show. Attendees are expected to find 40-plus varieties of award-winning pecans, submitted by many of the established pecan growers of Fort Bend County.
The pecan education portion of the festival is graciously supported by a partnership with the Texas Pecan Growers Association and Fort Bend County Farm Bureau, cooperatively investing in agricultural education.
The Pecan Harvest Festival is a family-friendly event, which uniquely introduces Richmond’s charm, as experienced by the more than 5,000 in attendance last year! Bring the entire family to our Third Annual Pecan Harvest Festival of Richmond, Texas for good old fashioned fun!
For more information, contacts, applications, and entry forms, go to www.pecan-harvest-festival-tx.com.