Kelly Bogard 2017-09-27 11:57:42
In 1838, a small town was founded along the banks of the Guadalupe River. Once named Walnut Springs, it eventually became what we know to be Seguin, Texas. The town was renamed after Colonel Juan N. Seguin, who fought alongside Sam Houston for Texas’ independence from Mexico. Rich with history and picturesque parks, Seguin has become a great hideaway to relax and enjoy outside of San Antonio. And with local events happening almost every week, you can certainly pick up on the community spirit and fun. The pride and joy of Seguin? Being home to the world’s largest pecan. Don’t believe me? Go check it out. You’ll find it at the Texas Agricultural Education and Heritage Center. Not only does the town have the largest pecan, it also has the third largest. And even though these pecans are replicas, there are still plenty of real pecans to go around. The town is in one of the largest pecan-producing areas in the Lone Star State. Speaking of pecans, one of the must-be-at events of the year is Pecan Fest Heritage Days. This year, it’s scheduled for the end of October, and the whole town goes nuts for it. Nuts aren’t your thing? No problem. There is plenty of history and shopping in Seguin’s downtown. As a part of the Main Street America and Texas Main Street programs, there is always something to do in this small Texas town.
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