Below is the schedule for the day and some events associated with Sahuarita Pecan Festival.

Festival Schedule  |  Pecan Classic  |  Pie Contest


Main Stage [map]
9-10:00 am – Mariachi Cielo de Mexico
10-11:00 am – Sahara with Tony Corrales Band
11:00 am – Welcoming Ceremony
11:30 am – Tony Corrales Band
2:00 pm – Pecan Cracking Contest & Pecan Pie Winner Announcement

Heritage Area [map]
9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Heritage Tent – Come see native food crops displayed, historical photos and watch how Native American basket weaving is staying alive!
9:30 am – 4:00 pm – Community Food Bank Harvest Demonstration in the Orchard – Bring your non-perishable food items or pay $3.00 per person to enjoy the horse drawn hay wagon into the orchard to see how we harvest pecans.
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Power from the Past Tractor Pull

Children’s Area 9:00 am to 5:00 pm [map]
Our children’s area is completely FREE! Come bounce on the gravity jump, bounce houses, take pictures with your friends and see what the Walden Grove High School Robotics team is up to.

Horse Demonstration Area
9:30 am – Horse Parade
10:30 am – Insiders guide to selecting the right horse – Lee Boles
12:00 pm – Horse Shoeing – Robert Burkett
12:30 pm – Cutting Demo
1:00 pm – Basic horse handling, grooming & tack – Kris Searle
2:00 pm – Basic veterinary care & when to call a vet  – Mary Campbell
3:00 pm – Distance Riding Demo
3:30 pm – New Horse Owner Equine Nutrition  – Patti Woodbury – Kuvik
4:00pm – Horse Parade

The Sixth Annual Pecan Classic
8:00 am – 15k & 5k Run
10:00 am – Nut Run – Family Fun Run/Walk through the orchard
Pecan Classic Run

Pecan Classic 15k and 5k and The Nut Run – A Family Fun Run – 1.5 Mile

Start Times: Pecan Classic – 8:00am  |  Fun Run – 10:00am

Cost:  Pecan Classic 15k & 5k – $40  |  Nut Run – $15 12 & under, $20 13 & over

Parking: Parking is free until 8:30AM Anyone arriving after that will have to pay $5.00.

More details on the Pecan Classic

Pecan Pie Contest

Cost: $10 (includes 1 lbs bag of Green Valley Pecans)

Green Valley Pecan - Photo by Dan Lamont Contestants: Bring 2 pies, (1 for presentation display and 1 for judging) between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on November 8th, 2014.

Details: All ages. Please no pies that require refrigeration. Registration forms can be picked up at Mama’s Hawaiian Barbecue in Sahuarita or download form online. Please read the full details here.

Prizes: 1st Place ribbon and $100 gift card and $50 gift card to Mama’s Hawaiian Barbecue. 2nd and 3rd place prizes also awarded.