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Pecan Harvest Festival set for Nov. 18

November 6, 2018

The West Fort Bend Management District and city of Richmond have announced the 2018 Pecan Harvest Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, in Historic Downtown Richmond.

The annual event highlights the rich history of pecans in Fort Bend County while simultaneously showcasing the unique features of Historic Downtown Richmond.

The festival’s Kidz Zone will be nestled in Decker Park, while live music entertains all day from Wessendorff Park’s acoustically designed gazebo. Festival attendees can stroll along the trails from Second Street around historic Morton Cemetery at the edge of Wessendorff Park. A hayride will expose riders to the Historic District of Richmond, while the festival features artisan vendors, a farmer’s market, a beer & wine garden, a baking contest, and a classic car show.

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 will 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 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. There were more than 5,000 attendees last year.

For more information, contacts, applications and entry forms, go to www.pecan-harvest-festival-tx.com.

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