Pecan season is here! Nothings says autumn better than enjoying some toasty warm candied pecans while sipping on hot cider.
As it begins to cool down here in the Brazos Valley, bundle up and come check out the free Annual Pecan Harvest Festival at Royalty Pecan Farms, Saturday, November 3. With over 500 acres of majestic pecan trees and the College Station skyline in the background, they’ve got quite a backyard, and invite you to join them with blankets and lawn chairs for a fall-filled day.
Do you remember as a kid going on hay rides with your family? Keep the tradition going with the hour long Orchard Tour. The tractor will take off every half hour. Be sure to reserve a spot, though! Tickets are $5 per person over 4 years old and can be purchased online. The kids will not only love the hay ride but also the Kids Zone with a bounce house and animal farm.
A number of vendors will be in attendance as well, so while the kiddos get their faces painted, you can peruse the clothes, jewelry and irresistable knick knacks. Some of the vendors include Katherine’s Kiss and Stay Lips, Texas Hill Country Olive Co. and Ryker World.
Although the farm does not allow outside food or drink, Alvarez food truck and Frios Gourmet Pops will be on site for a mid-day meal or snack. For the adults of age, you can delight in wine tastings of local and international wines. The farm store will also be open the entirety of the festival.
Aside from the festivities, there will be a Harvest Run 5k/10k beginning at 7:30 a.m. before the event begins. Sign up online if you want to participate, and be sure to wear something you don’t mind getting dirty.
The festivities begin at 10 a.m. and last until 6 p.m. Royalty Pecan Farms is located on Texas Highway 21 between Bryan/College Station and Caldwell, just one mile west of the Brazos River.