The Horticulture Committee of Austin County will host its Annual Pecan Show on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office located at 800 E Wendt St, Bellville, TX 77418. There will be a short educational program followed by an awards presentation.
Entries for this year’s show must be delivered to the AgriLife Extension Office during normal business hours, 8:00am to 12:00pm (Noon) and 1:00pm to 5:00pm, beginning Wednesday, November 1st until Monday, November 27th. All entries must be submitted by 4:00pm on Monday, November 27th to be entered in the show.
Each entry must be in a brown paper bag (provided at the office) with a completed entry card. Individuals may make as many entries as they wish of different pecan varieties, and each entry must consist of 50 pecans of the same variety. There is no fee to enter or age limit. Entries will be accepted from residents of Austin County or a surrounding county that does not have a county pecan show.
Ten (10) pecans will be randomly selected by the committee for judging. Included in the judging will be kernel weight percent, color, fill, and blemishes. Top placing pecans from all entries that qualify will be forwarded on for judging at the regional pecan show and from there, to the state contest. Pecans not being forwarded to the regional show may be picked up at the AgriLife Extension Office on Thursday, November 30th after the awards presentation.
A copy of the contest results will be posted at the AgriLife Extension Office, on the AgriLife Facebook page, and on the AgriLife website as well.
If you have any questions, please contact the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent, Stacie Villarreal at 979-865-2072.