Notice: Golden Sweet Potato Festival's Annual Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in the Harold Simmons Community Center, Golden, TX
New members are welcome! Dues are $5.00 for the first year and $1.00 for each year after.
New members must have their dues paid by December 31, 2016 to be eligible to be a board member nominee or to vote in our Annual Meeting.
Make checks payable and mail in your dues to: smile emot
Golden Sweet Potato Festival, Inc.
P.O. Box 128
Golden, TX 75444
LIVESTOCK Show will be held on October 15th, 2016.
For more information, contact Robert Reynolds or Emily Barton at Alba-Golden ISD (903) 768-2472 ext. 1228
Come out and join us for the 34th Annual
Golden Sweet Potato Festival this October the 20-22nd, 2016
Thursday, October 20th
- Pageants begin at 6pm
Friday, October 21st
- Mutton Bustin’ at 6pm
- Gospel Night starts at 7pm
- Come celebrate our 34th year with us! Enjoy good Gospel Singing under the Pavilion.
Saturday, October 22nd
- Parade starts at 10am – NO FOUR-WHEELERS, ATVs or MOTORCYCLES
- Entertainment at the pavilion, immediately following the Parade
- 42 Tournament
- Tractor Pull begins at 11am
- Horseshoe Tournament at 11am
- The "Outlaws" Gunfighting Group show schedule: 11:15, 1:30, 2:30, 4:45
- The Reigning 2016 Miss Texas Outstanding Teen at 12:30
- Sweet Potato Auction at 1pm- 2pm
- Pie Eating Contest
- Dueling Pianos
- More live entertainment at the Pavilion
- Midnite Drive Band, featuring Les Paul and Joe Ringold will take the stage at 7pm. Come out and dance at this family, friendly event. (A $5 per person donation would be appreciated to help with the cost of this event. Thank you.)
Golden Sweet Potato Festival is held during the fourth week in October each year. The Sweet Potato Festival in Golden, Texas had its humble beginning in 1982. Monty Montgomery, a local radio station owner, came up with the idea of a community-wide get together once a year to raise money for the repair and upkeep of the Golden Community Center. The festival began with two events--a cooking contest and an auction of boxes of sweet potatoes grown by local farmers. Two flatbed trailers were joined together to form a "makeshift" stage for the sweet potato and food auction.
What began as a "community event" and fund raiser, has since become a huge celebration-- one of the largest events in Wood County, Texas! It's a time for family and class reunions, but most of all, especially for the farmers, it's a time for celebrating the sweet potato harvest. Today, the festival is an arm extended into the community, which distributes charitable funds throughout the area to five volunteer fire departments, Meals on Wheels, local scholarships, and the Special Kids' Farm and Ranch Day, just to name a few. If you were to visit the festival, you would still see the sweet potato auction, but you would also see and experience more! Who could have predicted what an important role a variety of sweet potato, called the Beauregard, would become to a little farming town in Texas?! Thank you for visiting our website!!
Everyone is invited to attend!!