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9th Annual Sahuarita Pecan Festival November 11, 2017 Sahuarita, Arizona

SAHUARITA, Ariz. – Green Valley Pecan Company hosted the 9th Annual Sahuarita Pecan Festival on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 at the Green Valley Pecan farm, drawing approximately 25,000 guests throughout the day.

Families and friends celebrated Veterans Day at the Festival with horse-drawn wagon rides, pecan cracking contests, tractor pull contests, and Veteran recognition events, including a flyover by the 162nd Wing and a special photo at the Festival of more than 50 local veterans that was featured in the Green Valley News.

Veteran's Ceremonies

Kids Attractions

Arabian Horse Demonstrations

Pecan Pie Contest

Thirteen pies were entered in the Festival’s Pecan Pie Contest, hosted by Mama’s Hawaiian Barbeque.

The 2017 winner is Morgan Scott of Sahuarita. In second place was Louann Young and in third place was Christina Stephens.They all used as main ingredient Green Valley Pecans.

Participants were judged by an outstanding group of community members including District 4 Supervisor Steve Christy, Chef Frédéric Lange from Lavender’s Restaurant in Green Valley, Town of Sahuarita Mayor Tom Murphy, retired actor Michael Caprio who performed in well-known productions such as Amistad and the Sopranos, and member of the Sahuarita High School culinary arts Chase Emery.

Cracking Contests

Entertainment and Attractions

Roping, Heritage, & Rides

Power from the Past

Food, crafts, community, and ,service

Fun for all ages!

Voluntarism

Some of our partners!

The Green ValleySquirrel

The Pecan Classic

Credits:

These photos are contributions of Anne Cavanaugh, Megan Siqueiros, Nan Walden, Matty Alvarez, Jennifer Hightower, Matt Griffis, Garrett Ferguson, Ashley Hurtado , Jazmine Rodriguez, Paula Beemer, Kristin Proctor, Priscilla Yrigolla

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