The Sahuarita Pecan Festival is a Southern Arizona tradition. With delicious foods from across the Santa Cruz River Valley and lots of great activities, it’s an event for the whole family.
The day’s festivities will kick off with the Pecan Classic Nut Run/Walk at 8 a.m. To register, go to taggrun.com. Register by Oct. 26, 2013 for your commemorative T-shirt.
This year’s festival attractions include a KID’s Zone, sponsored by Tucson Medical Center. The KID’s Zone will include bounce houses, carnival games, petting zoo and pony rides.
As in years past, there will be arts and crafts vendors in the marketplace to start your holiday shopping. Also, food vendors from throughout Southern Arizona will be preparing great BBQ and other local fare along with sweets and treats. Borderlands Brewery will be serving its very special ‘La Morena’ nut-brown beer made with Green Valley pecans!
The entertainment area sponsored by Desert Diamond Entertainment will feature performances by ‘80’s and the Gentlemen,’ traditional Tohono O’odham dance, Mariachis and our famous pecan cracking contest.
The Heritage area will showcase Arabian horse demonstrations, tractor pull contests, antique tractor displays, and the heritage tent where guest can learn about traditional basket weaving, and agriculture and history of the Santa Cruz River Valley. Horse-drawn wagon rides into the orchard for pecan harvest demonstrations will be available for either a food or monetary donation to the Green Valley-Sahuarita Community Food Bank.
New this year is the Sahuarita Pecan Pie Contest sponsored by Mama’s Hawaiian Bar-B-Cue. The entry fee is $10 and entrants will receive a one pound bag of pecan halves for baking. Registration forms can be found at either Mama’s Hawaiian Bar-B-Cue location in Sahuarita or at the Pecan Store or at www.sahuaritapecanfestival.com.
Also new this year is a Facebook scavenger hunt where guest have the chance to win prizes while posting on The Green Valley Pecan Company Facebook page. Like us at facebook.com/greenvalleypecancompany to keep in touch.