Aubrey Peanut Festival dates to 1986, when residents began celebrating the harvest of the local cash crop. Today it honors the area’s peanut heritage.
-Always the FIRST Saturday in October
Founded in 1985 as a civic project of the Texas Sesquicentennial. The Annual Peanut Festival is hosted by Keep Aubrey Beautiful.
This fundraiser has grown from humble beginnings into a major local event.
The first festival was held on Saturday November 1, 1986 and Aubrey was still a peanut producing area. Climate changes led to a decline in peanut production, but that agricultural product was soon replaced by another—namely, horses. Aubrey is now known nationally as “Horse Country USA”.
Parade goers at the first Peanut Festival were showered with peanuts, children played a “ring a duck, win a rabbit” contest which resulted in 45 children taking home baby rabbits to the (delight?) of their parents, 30 contestants entered dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, and a goat in the pet contest, and a street dance had 100 participants dancing until midnight.
So, round up your family and friends on Saturday, October 2, 2021 and ride on over to downtown Aubrey.
The parade kicks off at 10:00, after which booths will be open for your pleasure.
Booths include all kinds of food, crafts, games, and exhibits.
If you are interested in being a member of the Volunteer Nut Gang, being in the parade, entering the peanutty contests or setting up a booth, you will find all of the information by calling the 940-343-1313
Sponsorship Applications available:2021 Sponsorship
Booth Applications: 2021 Booth Application
Booth Map: Booth Map 20210