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Texas Rio Grande Valley Onion Festival
 
Texas Rio Grande Valley Onion Festival
Weslaco, Texas, USA
Early April
Description
The Texas Rio Grande Valley Onion Festival celebrates the development of the world famous Texas 1015 Onion which was developed in Weslaco, Texas by Dr. Leonard Pike at the Texas A&M University Extension Service. The Festival is a one-day free festival for the entire family.

In addition to a great entertainment line-up, Onion Fest also has a Family Pavilion with crafts, performances and exhibits for families. Arts & Crafts Tent with 25 booths; 25 food vendors; 12-15 commercial vendors. Onion eating contests, carnival for kids; La Gran Cebolla Cook-Off with 35 entries and 5 categories, prize money and trophies.

The Festival also sponsors an Onion Recipe Contest annually. Winning recipes are published in an Onion Festival Recipe Book. The Onion Festival Pageant is also held a month before the event.


Performers
Five Stages: Arts, Texas, Latin Flair, Christian and Adalusian Dancing Horses.

Performances all day.
Arts Stage- Drama, comedy, performing art, dance.
Texas Stage - Country Music, German Music.
Latin Flair - Salsa/Merengue Dance, Tejano, Conjunto, Mariachi.
Christian - Christian Rock, Christian traditional.
Dancing Horses - two performances, with 8 - 10 riders (youth & adult) riding individually and in groups. Riding Azteca, and Adalusian dancing horses.


Venue
Weslaco City Park
Directions
Just off of US Expressway 83 in Weslaco, take Airport Exit south, City Park is on the right about 3 blocks south.
Times
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Admission & Parking
Admission - FREE
Parking - $5.00 /car
Website
http://weslaco.com/onionfestival.asp
Infophone
888-9682102
Email
chamber@weslaco.com
 


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