Come out and join us for the 32nd Annual
Golden Sweet Potato Festival this October the 25th, 2014
Thursday October 23th
- Pageants begin at 6pm
Friday October 24th
- Mutton Bustin’ at 6pm
- Gospel Night Starts at 7pm
- Come celebrate our 32nd year with us! Enjoy good Gospel Singing under the Pavilion
- Come hear Steven & Camillia Charles, Golden Boys, Matthew Butler & Jack Phillips on the Fiddle!
Saturday October 25th
- Parade starts at 10am – NO 4 WHEELER'S, ATV’s or MOTORCYCLES
- Entertainment at the Pavilion, immediately following the Parade
- 42 Tournament at 10am, located at The Domino Grill, $5.00 Entry Fee
* 1st & 2nd place winners will be awarded prize and or trophies
- Tractor Pull at 11 am
- Livestock Show at 11am - $20.00 Entry Fee per head
- Horseshoe Tournament at 11am
- The Reigning 2014 Miss Texas at 12:30
- Sweet Potato Auction at 1pm- 2pm
- Entertainment at the Pavilion resumes after the Potato Auction
*The Jackson Famly
- Entertainment concludes at 5pm
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 and you don't have to join anything, pay any dues or sign anything!