Pecan Festivals have started to populate some areas of the south. Although Georgia, New Mexico, and Texas are the largest American producers of pecans they’re not the only states where you’ll find pecan festivals now and throughout the year.
This celebrated soft, sweet nut, perhaps most famous for pralines and pies, can be a great source of healthy fiber and protein as well. So, don’t hesitate to grab several bags from the vendors you’ll come across as you visit their booths and taste the wares. And be sure to be on hand for the pecan toss as well as the crowning of the king and queen of pecans, a rather important event at most pecan fests.
Depending on the size of the celebration, there will be plenty of music and yes – other food to enjoy besides pecans. So come hungry and ready for nutty fun.
Mississippi Pecan Festival - Beaumont, MS - Sep 24 to Sep 26, 2021
Over 250 booths with arts and crafts, antiques, the South’s finest foods, live bluegrass music, demonstrations, raffles and more. Don’t miss the bake-off or pecan pies.
Route 66 Pecan and Music Fest - Claremore, OK - Oct 30 to Oct 31, 2021
Also known as the Route 66 Pecan and Fun Festival. Head to the Nut House for a car show, pecan pie-eating contest, craft show and kids games and activities. There will also be live music.
Pecan Fest - Seguin, TX - Oct 30 to Oct 30, 2021
Family friendly event across a variety of venues celebrating the pecan heritage of the community, including a pub crawl, 90 vendors, arts and crafts and more.
North Carolina Pecan Harvest Festival - Whiteville, NC - Nov 5 to Nov 6, 2021
Events to kick off the festivities occur throughout the week. Highlights include the Celebrity Queen’s Luncheon, tour of the elegant homes of Whiteville, parade, live entertainment, 5k walk/run, pecan cooking contest, kids block, car show, antique tractor show, art show, and more, plus of course, pecans and other food offerings!