Great food, entertainment, and a wide variety of vendors make the Brunswick Annual Pecan Festival in downtown Brunswick, MO a must attend event this fall. Strolling down the charming streets of this riverside town enjoying the hospitality of the friendly residents, and taking in all this small-town festival offers promises to make for a delightful day-trip.
In 1980, motel owner, Chet Blackington, had a vision to host “Riverside Days” at the his restaurant and motel located on the Grand River. Event planners deemed the event a success and voted to move the event to downtown Brunswick the next year. Because of the region’s prolific pecan production, it was decided to change the event’s name to the “Pecan Festival.” Over time, the festival grew from a one-day event to a three-day event filled with contests, entertainment, flea-market, great foods, and two parades.
Don’t miss this year’s 35th Annual Pecan Festival in downtown Brunswick, Missouri, October 2 to October 4, 2015. Visit the official Brunswick Pecan Festival web site for complete details on this year’s event.
Queen Contest, Grandmother Contest, Window Decoration Contest – Sunday, September 27, 2015, 2 p.m. Brunswick RII School
Bicycle Decorating Contest – Friday, October 2, 2015, 6:15 p.m.
Nutty Parade – Friday, October 2, 2015, 6:15 p.m.
Bingo – Friday, October 2, 2015, 6:15 p.m. under the ASB tent
Food Vendors, Flea Market, Arts & Crafts Vendors, Games – all day Saturday, October 3, 2015
Pecan Pie Contest – pie entries due by 8 a.m. Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the Knights of Columbus building.
Pecan Cluster Contest – entries due at Allen’s Dime Store by 9 a.m. Saturday, October 3, 2015
Baby Contest – 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the American Legion Hall
Pet Contest – 9 a.m. Saturday, October 3, 2015 under the ASB tent
Pecan Pie Auction – 1 p.m. Saturday, October 3, 2015 under the ASB tent on Madison Street.
Parade – 2 p.m., Saturday, October 3, 2015 downtown Brunswick
Teen Dance – 8 p.m. Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the American Legion Hall
Slow Pitch Softball Tournament– Sunday, October 4, 2015 at Brunswick RII School
Gospel Singing with Glory Road – Sunday, October 4, 2015 at the Methodist Church