The Groves Pecan Festival Queen’s Scholarship Pageant will be held Saturday, September 21st. The pageant will be held at Groves Middle School Auditorium at 7:00 P.M. This year’s sponsor is once again ENTERGY.
The Groves Pecan Festival Parade will be held Saturday, September 28th, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Lineup will begin at 8:30 a.m., entering at Terrell & Cleveland. The parade begins at 39th St. at Cleveland Ave. and heads west on 39th St., then travels down 39th St. to Gulf Ave. where the parade ends after making a right turn on Gulf Ave. Anyone wishing to participate in the parade should come by the Groves Chamber of Commerce office located at 4399 Main Ave., and pick up an instruction guide with the parade route and rules by Wednesday, September 25th.
This year’s 50th Annual Festival is for four full days instead of three, October 24th – 27th. The Groves Pecan Festival Board of Directors would like to encourage every one of ALL AGES to come and visit the festival. You can eat your way through the food area with ice cream, funnel cakes, pecan pie, fried desserts, curly fries, gumbo, hamburgers, barbecue, pork-a-bobs, boudain balls, nachos, pistolettes, breakfast food etc., then you can wash it down with freshly squeezed homemade lemonade. Also, the craft area should have something for everyone. This year’s Platinum Sponsor is once again TOTAL Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Inc.
2019 Groves Pecan Festival Mega Passes can be purchased for $40.00 each, which will entitle the bearer to ride unlimited rides during the festival beginning 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm on Thursday, October 24th, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm on Friday, October 25th, 10:00 am – 11:00 pm on Saturday, October 26th, and 11:00 A.M. – 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 27th ending the festival. Mega Passes for the Groves Pecan Festival carnival rides can be purchased at the Groves Chamber Office.
Mega Pass Sales Schedule – Chamber Office
Monday, October 7th – Thursday, October 10th, 3:30 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 12th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday, October 14th – Thursday, October 17th, 3:30 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 19th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday October 21st, 3:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 22nd, 3:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 23rd, 3:30 – 8:00 p.m.
CHILDREN MUST BE PRESENT TO HAVE PICTURES TAKEN FOR THE PASSES.
Mega Pass and Lanyard Sponsor is MCT Credit Union
No Credit Cards Accepted
The festival runs from Thursday, October 24th through Sunday, October 27th. The Groves Pecan Festival Carnival opens in Lion’s Park, along with the craft and food booths on Thursday and Friday at 5:00 PM, 10:00 AM on Saturday and 11:00 A.M. on Sunday. Additionally, there will be entertainment and events which will run throughout the festival. Lion’s Park is located at 6200 Jackson. There is no charge for admission.
Carnival Ride Arm Bands will be available on Thursday, October 24th, from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. On Friday, October 25th, Arm Bands will be available for from 5:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. On Saturday, October 27th, the price will be split from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to close or you may purchase an ALL-DAY Arm Band. On Sunday, October 27th, Arm Bands will be available for from 12 noon until 6:00 p.m. This will allow an Arm Band holder to ride on the day of purchase. Arm Bands will be on sale in the carnival area at the ticket booth in Lion’s Park. Arm Band Sponsors are: Thursday night – MARKET BASKET and Saturday night – Gulf Credit Union.
Starting on Monday, October 21nd, the 2019 Groves Pecan Festival Treasure Hunt will begin. Clues will appear on the “Groves Pecan Festival” Facebook page 8:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. On Thursday the clues will appear at 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. daily thru Sunday, if needed.
Hunters can find daily Golden Pecans worth $50 (Monday-Thursday) and there will be a grand prize of $400. The daily clues WILL NOT appear in The Port Arthur News any longer. This year’s sponsor will once again be Levingston Funeral Home.
The treasure is hidden in the city limits of Groves and destruction of property is not needed to find it. PLEASE NOTE: The treasure IS NOT located in the Horseshoe Pit in Lion’s Park or in CELEBRATION PARK located at the corner of Lincoln Ave. and Coolidge.
If you think you have found the Golden Pecan and/or the Grand Prize, take it to the Groves Chamber office at 4399 Main Ave. through Thursday, October 24th or to the Chamber of Commerce booth on the festival grounds Friday – Sunday, October 25th – 27th, for validation. All efforts will be made to notify treasure hunters, as soon as possible, through FACEBOOK that a treasure has been found. If what you have found is confirmed, you will receive the award for finding the prize. ALL Golden Pecans and/or the Grand Prize which have NOT been turned into the Groves Chamber of Commerce before 6:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 27th WILL BE DECLARED NULL AND VOID.
This year’s Chairperson is Ross Allen
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Continuous Entertainment: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Carnival, Food and Craft Booths Open
On Thursday, October 24th at 5:00 p.m., Beau Wilson of Electrifying Sounds DJ Service will once again entertain festival goers.
Friday, October 25, 2019
12:00 noon – The Special Needs Life Skills students from the PN-G ISD are invited, at no cost, to come out to the festival grounds to ride the carnival rides and play some of the games where every one of them are a winner and receives a prize. Afterwards, they are treated to some old fashioned carnival food like cotton candy, drinks, and popcorn.
Friday, October 25, 2019
This year’s entertainment will get started at 5:00 p.m. on Friday evening, October 25th, with Music by Beau Wilson of Electrifying Sounds DJ Service. Then at 7:00 p.m. will be the 1st Night of GROVES GOT TALENT COMPETITION.
Saturday, October 26, 2019
On Saturday evening, October 26th, at 5:00 p.m., Beau Wilson of Electrifying Sounds DJ Service will once again entertain festival goers. Then at 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Semi Finals/Finals/Winners Announcement of GROVES GOT TALENT CONTEST. Entertainment Sponsors are BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals LLC, and Groves Equipment Rental Co., Inc.
The Pie Eating Contest, sponsored by Merle Norman & Bella Boutique and Classic Forms, will be Saturday, October 26th, at 1:00 p.m. at Lion’s Park in the Center Tent area.
The Cooking with Pecans Contest, sponsored by Oak Grove Nursing Home and Julian Salter Insurance Company will be held on Saturday, October 26th. Entries will be accepted at the Center Tent on the festival grounds from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Judging begins at 4:30 p.m. with winners being announced at the festival stage area at 7:00 p.m. Entry forms will be available at the Chamber booth on the festival grounds until noon on Saturday, October 26th.
Sunday, October 27, 2019
The Groves Pecan Festival Carnival opens in Lion’s Park, along with the craft and food booths from 12 noon until 6:00 p.m.
Continuous Entertainment: 12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m. – Carnival, Food and Craft Booths Open
On Sunday October 27th at 12:00 noon., Beau Wilson of Electrifying Sounds DJ Service will once again entertain festival goers.
The Horseshoe Tournament – will be held in Lion’s Park, located at 6200 Jackson, on Sunday, October 27th. The Doubles Horseshoe Tournament will begin at 1:00 PM, with Singles to follow Doubles. Sign-up begins 1 hour prior to start time. Email confirmations to email@example.com.
*BRING PERSONAL HORSESHOES*
The Groves Pecan Festival Pet Show, sponsored by Wilcox Veterinary Clinic and Snooper’s Paradise, will be Sunday, October 27th, at 1:00 p.m. at the Lee Rodgers Pavilion located in Lion’s Park. Pet Show registration begins at 12 noon. The Chairperson is Carol Sigona.
6:00 p.m. END of FESTIVAL