67th Annual Floresville Peanut Festival ~ Downtown Floresville, TX ~ October 4th, 6th-9th.
It's that time of year again Floresville..... Floresville Peanut Festival kicks off tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct.4th) with the Goober Games at 5pm-7pm. The Carnival opens Thursday, Oct. 6th on the festival grounds at the Wilson County Courthouse parking lot. This years event looks to be a fun filled weekend.
A little history...
On July 29th, 1938 plans for the first festival celebrating the peanut was discussed. Originally designated as the 'Floresville Peanut POW WOW' to promote Floresville top cash crop of that time and shine a favorable light over Wilson County.
In August, 1938 the name was changed forever to the 'Floresville Peanut Festival'.
Held on the second full weekend in October, the Peanut Festival recognizes the importance of the peanut historically to Southwest Texas agriculture,
List of Events....
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011
5:00pm-7:00pm Goober Games Festival Grounds (Downtown Floresville)
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011
5:00pm Carnival Opens Festival Grounds
7:00pm Coronation Wiley Seale Auditorium
Friday, Oct. 7, 2011
5:00pm-12:00am Carnival/Vendors Open Festival Grounds
6:00pm Kiddie Parade 2nd and C Street
8:30pm-10:00pm Los Banger Broz Festival Grounds-Main Stage
10:30pm-12:00am Marcos Orozco and Y Rebelde FG-Main Stage
Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011
8:00am 2nd Ann. Goober Kids/5K Fun Run Starts Corner 4th and C Street
9:00am Carnival/Vendors Open Festival Grounds
10:00am Parade Downtown Floresville
2:00pm-6:00pm Festival Ground Entertainment Courthouse Square
2:00pm-6:00pm Kids Stage Acts Kids Stage
3:00pm Washer Tournament C Street-Across from Main Stage
3:00pm-4:30pm April Hall FG- Main Stage
5:00pm-6:30pm Flashback FG-Main Stage
7:00Pm-8:30pm Cody Robbins Band FG-Main Stage
9:00pm-10:30pm Blue Edmondson FG-Main Stage
11:00pm-12:30pm Bart Crow Band FG-Main Stage
Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011
8:00am Ticket Sales Begin Floresville Event Center
8:30am Head Cooks Late Registration End Floresville Event Center
9:30am PC Chili and Menudo Cook-off Starts Floresville Event Center
10:00am ICS Chili Cook-off Starts Floresville Event Center
11:00am Grounds Open to Public Floresville Event Center
Ranch Rodeo Finals
11:30am PC Chili & Menudo ampling Begins Floresville Event Center
2:00pm Jus Cause Band FEC-Outdoor Bud Light Stage
Animal Planet/World Record Floresville Event Center
4:00pm Justin Van Sant FEC-Outdoor Bud Light Stage
4:30pm Cook-off Winners Announced Floresville event Center
6:00pm Cook-off and Rodeo Grounds Close
Scott Wiggins Band Floresville Event Center Stage
8:00pm Josh Abbott Floresville Event Center Stage
9:30pm Event Center Closes
Sounds like a very full weekend. Hope to see you there!