Groves Pecan Festival


NEW DATE: The 2017 Groves Pecan Festival will be held on the last full weekend of OCTOBER. October 26, 27, 28 & 29, 2017.


2017 Groves Pecan Festival Art/Photo Contest

The Groves Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Center would like to extend an invitation to those wishing to participate in the 2017 Groves Pecan Festival Art/Photo Contest. Each classification willhave two divisions, Youth (17 and under) and Adults (18 and over). Applications to enter this event can be obtained at the Groves Café & Coffee Bar located at 6039 39th St., Mon – Fri 7am – 4pm, Groves Chamber of Commerce located at 4399 Main Ave., Mon – Thurs 9am – 4:30pm, or Deborah Mahan Studio located at 5549 E. Parkway, Snooper’s Paradise Shopping Center, Mon – Thurs 4pm – 7pm.  Entries can be turned in beginning on Monday, October 2nd. Entry fee will be $5.00 per entry, with a 3 Artwork/Photo entry limit per person. (CASH AND CHECKS ONLY * CHECKS MADE PAYABLE TO GROVES PECAN FESTIVAL * NO CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED). Entries for the Photo Contest must be an 8 X 10 matted photo. Entries for the Art Contest must be no-larger-than 16 X 20. Artwork/Photos must be appropriate for family viewing, and only original Artwork/Photos will be accepted. Only one entry per category will be allowed to place in the awards. The deadline for all entries is Thursday, October 19, 2017. Cash awarded for First Place, Second Place and Third Place for all four divisions. Also, cash award for the Platinum Pecan Award. It will be chosen as people choice in both Youth and Adult.

All interested in wanting to vote for the Platinum Pecan Award are invited to vote on Saturday, October 21, 2017 10am – 7pm or Monday, October 23, 2017, 4pm – 7pm at Deborah Mahan Studio, 5549 E. Parkway, Snooper’s Paradise Shopping Center.

The Awards Reception will be held Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Deborah Mahan Studio, 5549 E. Parkway, Snooper’s Paradise Shopping Center and hosted by Groves Café and Coffee Bar. This year’s Co-Chairpersons are Tina Legendre & Deborah Mahan. Sponsors for this year's Art/Photo Contest are Jana Riley, KELLERWILLIAMS Realty of SETX and Mid County Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. If you have any questions or need further information, please call Groves Café & Coffee Bar at (409) 962-9300, Groves Chamber office at (409) 962-3631 or Deborah Mahan at (409) 549-3521.  
3 Categories
1st prize $100 in each category
2nd prize $50 in each category
3rd prize $25 in each category
Entries in all categories must include pecans.
1. Each entry will have an official entry form and a copy of the recipe on an index card/sheet of paper at the time it is entered.
2. Entry must be submitted in a disposal dish or non returnable dish. We will not be responsible for any dishes.
3. Entries & recipes become the property of the Groves Chamber and may possibly be used in a future Groves Pecan Festival cookbook.
4. PLEASE NOTE: If you enter multiple entries into the Cooking with Pecans contest, only one entry per category will be allowed toplace in the awards should yours be chosen.
5. Entries will be accepted at the Center Tent on the festival grounds from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Entries will not be accepted later than 4:30 p.m.
Entry forms will be available at the Chamber booth on the festival grounds until noon on Saturday, October 28th.
6. Judging begins at 4:30 p.m. on October 28th and winners will be announced at the festival at the stage area at 7:00 p.m. 


Questions? Call the Chamber office @ 409 962-3631 or 1 800 876-3631

“Cooking with Pecans” Sponsors: Oak Groves Nursing Home & Julian Salter Insurance Company