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OnionBlossom2a webThe 35th Annual Texas Onion Fest is scheduled for Saturday, March 23, in downtown Weslaco, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. There will be live music, onion eating contests, shows, and more.

The Texas Onion Fest celebrates the development of the world-famous Texas 1015 Onion which was developed in Weslaco at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and is also the state vegetable of Texas. The name of the 1015 onion came from the suggested planting date, October 15.

Texas Onion Fest is sure to provide a fun filled day of live music, dancing horses, kiddie rides, onion eating contests, pet costume contests, a health fair, a car show, 1015 market, an easter egg hunt, and so much more. The festival is just one of many attractions Weslaco has to offer, and an opportunity to celebrate this agricultural achievement in Weslaco. Be sure to keep an eye out for 1015 Golden Wrapped Onions throughout the festival for fun prizes.

Live music includes Chris Marshall, Curt James, Gatos Locos, Mars Overdrive, Rustic Rose, Jay Perez, Los Musicales, and the Delta Boyz. There will be three performance stages. Find Texas Onion Fest on Facebook for times of performances.

20190320 Weslaco Onion Fest PR 6293 webYou will also have the chance to meet Tex, the official mascot of the Texas Onion Festival. He anxiously awaits each year to celebrate this special festival with you.
Free parking will be available along the festival route, additional parking sites include the City Hall parking lot. Main locations will be Bus. 83 and 6th Street and Kansas Ave.

Texas Onion Fest is sponsored by the Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call (956) 968-2102.