Monday, March 26, 2012

Viva La Onion!

Sunday we checked out the Weslaco Onion Fest. As we drive around the Valley, we see lots of farm fields with large onions, obviously ready for harvest. That accounts for the late March date for the onion festival. A lot of folks were lined up at the Valley Awesome Blossom booth.

We had to have something onion to eat. We chose friend onion rings (and a BBQ brisket sandwich).

This is a shot of a half-eaten onion blossom.

There were also curly fried potatoes.

There was a requisite craft and trinket booth. This bubble gun was kind of clever.

A band from a local church played on a stage and really made their presence known.

We finally found the tent where people cooked up their onion recipes.

Here is our plate of samples.

The best foods were a caramelized onion cheesecake and an onion and tomato bread pudding. Yes, I did get the recipes.

We love local festivals. While this one wasn't outstanding, we agreed we would have felt cheated if we had skipped it. We are glad we went.


  1. We went on Saturday with Mike and Caorl! did you see the dancing horses?

  2. Wow... all the FOOD! It sounds and looks delicious. Thanks for sharing!