by Katie Lawrence, Only in Your State
I hope you aren’t allergic to peanuts because the Floresville Peanut Festival in Texas is all about them. This small-town festival honors America’s favorite sandwich ingredient, which grows abundantly in the region. Guests enjoy a parade, carnival rides, and – of course – tons of delicious, peanutty food. You can’t miss it!
Every year on the second full weekend of October, the small town of Floresville “goes nuts” for the annual Floresville Peanut Festival.
Established in 1938, the festival pays homage to the humble peanut, which has played a vital role in Southwest Texas agriculture for nearly 100 years.
The dates for this year’s festival are October 12-14, 2023.
Both admission and parking are free, and the action happens on the grounds of Floresville’s beautiful Courthouse Square (where you’ll find an aptly-placed peanut statue that is a memorial to Joe T. Sheehy, who introduced peanut farming to the area).
Even before the official opening day of the festival, activities are already taking place. For example, the Goober Games are held on Tuesday, allowing the younger folks to participate in events such as sack races, face painting, and more.
Thursday evening kicks off the carnival, which features fun games and exhilarating rides. If you can’t make it into town early, however, don’t fret – the carnival stays through Saturday evening….