45th Annual Oatmeal Festival Overview

Here is the Oatmeal Festival Overview as we are gear up for fun and excitement taking place this coming Labor Day Weekend. We just wanted to give you an update on this years festival act ivies. We hope you will be able to come out and support the event and have fun participating in our planned activities. While in town, please take some time to stop by and visit our wonderful businesses of Bertram.

Friday night, September 2rd the festival will take place in Oatmeal, Texas at the Oatmeal Community Center and Pavilion. On Saturday the festivities move to Downtown Bertram, with most activities centered around Grange and Vaughan Streets

We would like to give a big THANK YOU to our generous festival sponsors. Without their support this festival would not be possible, not could we succeed in our mission “Endeavoring to ensure scholarship opportunities and supporting programs to enhance our community.”

Overview of the Weekends Activities:

Friday Night BBQ Dinner
Friday Night at the Oatmeal Community Center (5 pm – 9 pm)
Saturday Day in Downtown Bertram (8 am – 3 pm)
  • Trail Ride – A horseback ride starting at Oatmeal Community Center riding down FM 243 ending at downtown Bertram
  • “Run for your Oats” – A 3.3 mile fun run around the streets of Bertram
  • Vendor Booths – There will be over 65 vendors (Artisans, Retail, Non-Profit, Food and Event Sponsors) centered around Grange & Vaughan Streets
  • Oatmeal Bake-Off Judging – All are invited to bring their favorite oatmeal baked goods to be judged in one of seven categories, all offered in a Junior and Senior divisions
Oatmeal Festival Trail Ride
  • Pet Parade – This is an opportunity to show off your best pet
  • Grand Parade – This years’ parade will be guaranteed to be full of fun and entertaining for spectators and participants. Be part of the fun by entering a creative entry with your group, applications deadline is Friday, August 26th
  • Live Music – Sam Williams
  • BBQ Plate Fundraiser – The Bertram Oatmeal Festival Committee is selling BBQ Plates (Brisket & Sausage with sides) for $15/plate
  • Kids’ Zone – Fun activities for kids of all ages, purchase of all day wristbands will be $20
Oatmeal Festival Grand Parade
  • Live Music – The Steel Belts, Texas Country Music
  • Fun and Zany Oatmeal Games – Everyone is invited to take part in these fun and entertaining games highlighting Oatmeal
  • Washer Tournament – Experienced and novice washer pitchers are encouraged to participate in this years’ fun and exciting tournament
  • Live Music – Steve Maynard
  • Oatmeal Bake-Off – Winners will be announced from the Main Stage
Street Dance
Saturday Night Street Dance on Vaughan Street (8 pm – Midnight)

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