Come out and join us for the 33nd Annual
Golden Sweet Potato Festival this October the 24th, 2015
Thursday October 22nd
- Pageants begin at 6pm
Friday October 23rd
- Mutton Bustin’ at 6pm
- Gospel Night Starts at 7pm
- Come celebrate our 33nd year with us! Enjoy good Gospel Singing under the Pavilion
Saturday October 24th
- Parade starts at 10am – NO 4 WHEELER'S, ATV’s or MOTORCYCLES
- Entertainment at the Pavilion, immediately following the Parade
- 42 Tournament
- Tractor Pull
- Horseshoe Tournament
- The Reigning 2015 Miss Texas
- Sweet Potato Auction at 1pm- 2pm
- Entertainment at the Pavilion resumes after the Potato Auction
Golden Sweet Potato Festival is held during the fourth week in October each year, the Sweet Potato Festival in Golden, Texas had its humble beginning in 1982. Monty Montgomery, a local radio station owner, came up with the idea of a community-wide get together once a year to raise money for the repair and upkeep of the Golden Community Center. The festival began with two events--a cooking contest and an auction of boxes of sweet potatoes grown by local farmers. Two flatbed trailers were joined together to form a "makeshift" stage for the sweet potato and food auction.
What began as a "community event" and fund raiser has since become a huge celebration- one of the largest events in Wood County, Texas! It's a time for family and class reunions, but most of all, especially for the farmers, it's a time for celebrating the sweet potato harvest. Today, the festival is an arm extended into the community which distributes charitable funds through-out the area to five volunteer fire departments, Meals on Wheels, local scholarships, and the Special Kids' Farm and Ranch Day, just to name a few. If you were to visit the festival, you would still see the sweet potato auction. But you would also see and experience more! Who could have predicted what an important role a variety of sweet potato called the Beauregard would become to a little farming town in Texas! Thank you for visiting our NEW website!!
Everyone is invited to attend!!