Yes, there really is such a thing as an onion festival! On Saturday, Hubs and I attended the Texas Onion Fest in Weslaco, TX.

This was the 33rd year for the festival. It celebrates the development of the world famous Texas 1015 onion, named because of it’s recommended planting date of October 15.

The atmosphere was carnival- like and was a perfect way to spend a 33°C (89.6°F) afternoon.

The blooming onions were a hit. We didn’t stand in the long line in the heat for one, but a gentleman kindly posed with his for my cover photo.

Rides and Bouncy Houses for the Kiddies
A Best-Dressed Pet Competition (this one had my vote)
Onions Everywhere! Even abandoned onions.
And well-guarded onions
Main entertainment stage with the perfect backdrop of Weslaco historical buildings against the deep blue Texas sky
Food booths and vendors galore!
Antique Car Show
The Beautiful Queens of the Event

This was our first onion fest and I’m sure it won’t be our last.

“Festivals promote diversity, they bring neighbors into dialogue, they increase creativity, they offer opportunities for civic pride, they improve our general psychological well-being. In short, they make cities better places to live.”

David Binder