Tour de Pecan Bike Ride
7:30 a.m. – Seguin Coliseum, 950 South Austin Street
Join us for the 3rd annual Tour De Pecan Bike Ride benefiting the Trinity Oaks Guadalupe River Camp and the Geronimo Lions Club. Three different routes, a 32 mile, 42 mile, and 62 mile route, will take you through the scenic country side surrounding Seguin. Register for the ride here.
15th Annual Wilson Pottery Show
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m – Sebastopol House, 704 Zorn Street
The Wilson family’s pottery business is the first known business in Texas owned by a freed slave. The kiln was located just outside of Seguin. The 15th Annual Wilson Pottery Show is a great venue to view, purchase or sell collectible 1900 era clay pieces from Guadalupe and surrounding counties. Collectors from various Texas counties convene annually for great conversation, friendship and sale/trade opportunities.
Wet Paint Sale by the Seguin Art League
9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. – Park Plaza Hotel Seguin, 217 South River Street
On Friday, October 28 members of the Seguin Art League will be out all over town painting local landmarks and pecans. Those paintings will be for sale on Saturday as they dry.
9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. – First United Methodist Church, 710 North Austin Street
Take part of a beloved fall tradition and visit the pumpkin patch filled with lots of family activities and photo opportunities. This is the 21st year of making memories with pumpkins and the people of Seguin and beyond.
Go Nuts at the Seguin Public Library
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – 313 West Nolte Street
Be sure to stop by the Seguin Public Library and discover why the locals have gone NUTS over this spectacular new addition to Seguin. Take a tour of the library and discover all the unique features that make the building so inspiring or just sit, relax and enjoy the views. Several furniture pieces and accent walls were created with pecan trees from the site of the library. Join them for Squirrely Story Hour at 1:30 p.m.
Shopping and More at Trade Days
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Downtown Seguin, 201 South Austin Street
Over 90 vendors set up around Central Park selling pecan products, arts, crafts, jewelry, plants, clothing, and collectibles. Trade Days will also feature a Beer and Wine Garden in Central Park serving local craft beers and wines. Live entertainment will perform from the band stand in Central Park all afternoon. Entertainment Schedule for the afternoon includes the O’Malarkey presented in part by the Mid-Texas Symphony, Hard Cover, and Mismatch.
Fire Prevention at the Heritage Museum
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Guadalupe County Heritage Museum, 114 North River Street
Participants can have their picture taken on a vintage fire truck, which will be parked on N. River in front of the Museum. Photo’s can then be picked up inside of the museum. No charge for a 4 x 6 photo, but donations are welcomed. All proceeds will benefit the Heritage Museum.
Celebrate Seguin’s Heritage and Pecans at the Red Barn
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Texas Agricultural Education and Heritage Center, 390 Cordova Road
The Red Barn – home of the “Real” Big Pecan – will feature a Pecan Baking Contest, adding the decorated Big Pecan Cake category and a Queens Contest. There will be a kids and adults scavenger hunts & activities, train and hay rides, photo op with the Big Pecan and a “Real” big squirrel, pecan sales and vendors, food and a “skat” tournament. Visit the historical country village with demonstrations and animals, Jose Antonio Navarro history and a class car show. Free parking and shuttle rides to downtown events. For more information on the activities at the Red Barn, visit http://www.texagedu.org/.
Go Nuts with Arts & Crafts
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Teatro de Artes de Juan Seguin, 921 West New Braunfels
Come visit Teatro de Artes de Juan Seguin and “Go Nuts” doing arts and crafts with local artists and art organizations from around the city. This is a youth centered activity open to the entire family with several local organizations leading the activities that include hat making for the hat parade on Saturday evening and working on the World’s Largest Pecan pinata that will be opened on Saturday evening as well. Don’t miss out on a few surprise guest speakers.
28th Annual Juan Seguin Celebration
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Seguin Coliseum, 950 South Austin Street
Join the Seguin family in celebrating the life of Texas Hero Juan N. Seguin. Author Frank de la Teja is the guest speaker and Alana Guffy, a San Antonio resident and Juan Seguin descendant, will perform the tradition flamenco dance. No admission and open to the general public.
Heritage Village’s Pecan Treats
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Heritage Village 213 East Live Oak Street
Seguin Conservation Society is offering free tours of the historic properties in Heritage Village. Homemade pecan treats are available for sale and clean restrooms are open to the public. Catch a ride from Central Park to Heritage Village on a golf cart.
Canine Celebration of Seguin Heritage
11:00 a.m. – Central Park, 201 South Austin Street
Dress your pooch in a costume either celebrating Seguin’s rich history and heritage or Seguin’s famous pecan. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. with judging at 11:15 am. Sponsored by Thunderpaws Canine Solutions and D6 Promos, with proceeds benefiting the Seguin Main Street Program.
Historic Church Tours
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – St. Andrew’e Episcopal Church, 201 East Nolte Street
St. Andrew’s welcomes you to tour their historic chapel built in the 1800’s.
Wine Tasting at Blue Lotus Winery and Texas Mead Works
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Blue Lotus Winery, 5151 FM 20
Enjoy delicious tastes of Texas wines and meads (honey wines) made right here in Seguin. The winery has a wide selection of dry, semi-sweet, and sweet wines to choose from for tastings. Stop by to enjoy the afternoon with some of the greatest views around. Tickets for the tasting is $7.00 and can be purchased at the door.
Cowboy Jack’s Haunted Trail
5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. – Seguin Outdoor Learning Center, 1865 East Highway 90
Cowboy Jack is a haunting tale about a 1937 Dude Ranch where many unusual events have taken place in the woods. The saga continues with scenes unfolding along the trail including Cowboy Jack, his sister Jill, their wicked Granny, and Zombie Dudes along with new spine tingling characters being added. There will be a 6:30 dusk hour for families. Ticket are available at the gate and are $15 for adults and $8 for children 12 years and under, cash only. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Haunted House at Magnolia Hotel
7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. – Magnolia Hotel, 203 S. Crockett Street
Live actors playing different characters related to the history of the hotel as haunted ghosts and a complete walk of the haunted building. Ticket cost $10.00, can be purchased at 6:00 p.m. at door.
Pecan Party featuring Hats Off to Juan Seguin
8:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. – The Oak Tavern, 110 East Gonzales & Seguin Brewing, 111 West Gonzales
Enjoy a fun evening of music, food and community. The party starts with the hat parade at 8:00 p.m. with registration of the hat parade participants. The hat parade led by Urban 15 Carnaval de San Anto will start at 8:30 p.m. and will stroll along the sidewalks throughout downtown. After the parade, local band Tin Roof will take the stage and play from 9:00 p.m.until 11:30 p.m. Enjoy beverages from the second oldest beer joint in Texas and the newest brewery in Texas and food provided by the Chop House. Thank you to Texas Commission on the Arts for sponsoring Urban 15’s performance.