Weslaco’s Texas Onion Fest is turning “20,” and it promises to be sweeter than the year before. The 20th annual Texas Onion Fest will host a two-day birthday celebration on Friday, April 3, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Weslaco City Park located at 300 N. Airport Drive. So save the dates and leave room to eat a sweet onion blossom!
The festivities kick-off Friday, April 3, with a “Pop Rock Onion” Concert featuring musical performances by Madore, SkyQuest, Limonada, Templo EBEN-EZER, and much more.
On Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m., sign up to enter the Onion Eating Contests which in this case, a mouthful of onions is a rewarding experience. Live music and entertainment will set the stage from morning till night on two stages with the sounds of country music, mariachis, salsa dancing, Tejano, and more.
Don’t miss the unforgettable performance by The Andalusian and Azteca Dancing Horses, scheduled at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the Charro Arena. A group of riders showcase this unique breed of horses that dance with precision and grace to traditional Mexican music. While you’re in the Charro Arena, view the R/C Airshow taking flight before and after the dancing horses.
Delicious concession food awaits you on the festival grounds, as well as an inviting Arts & Crafts Tent, Car Show, Family Area Pavilion, and a one-day Guitar Hero World Tour Tournament.
Check out pre-events like the Onion Recipe and Salsa Recipe Contests that support the use of onions and jalapeños. Deadline to enter is Friday, March 27.
Bring your family and friends to Texas Onion Fest; there’s plenty of room for everyone! Weslaco City Park is located at 300 N. Airport Drive. Gate admission is $2 person on Friday, and $5 adults, $4 seniors, and $2 children all day Saturday. Purchase advance Saturday tickets at the Weslaco Chamber and save $1 off adult admission. Parking is free both days. For more information, contact the Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce at 956-968-2102 or visit www.weslaco.com.