UPDATE: Scroll to the bottom for our Pecan Fest character’s names!
Have you heard? Plans for the The Luther Pecan Festival are gearing up, and we’re also having some fun. Thanks to local artist (and Town Trustee) Paxton Cavin for creating some characters for us to promote the festival on November 17, 2018.
Once again, the festival will be on Main Street. We’re starting at Ash and Main by DJ’s BBQ, with plans for a car show. Main Street from Ash all of the way to Second Street will be full of artists and food trucks, live music and fun. There will be kids crafts, pecan crafts, a pecan cookoff and of course more pecans! The Chicken Shack will also be hopping with the OSU and OU games on the TVs, and an appearance from Mr. & Mrs. Claus, plus the Shack’s famed Christmas Village.
Last year was our inaugural festival. We remember the wind and cold, but also how we were blown away by the number of people who came to enjoy the art, the music, the food … and to look for pecans. Yes, we underestimated the market for pecans last year and everyone sold out FAST. Couch Pecans kept up with the demand while tending to the harvest.
Let’s say we learned our lesson! Pecan pies? We’ll have it! Pecans to make a pie? We’ll have those too. Pecan oil for baking and cooking? It’s a thing. Honey coated pecans? We’ll have too. Our restaurants will make more pies. The food trucks are having pecan menu items. And we’re talking about having a pecan shelling contest. But come early to the festival on Main Street, 10 am – 5 pm!
We’ll have plenty of art too with woodworkers, soap makers, painters, sculptors, curators, book publishers and more. It’s a great launch to the holiday shopping season to shop local and unique.
Oklahomans love our festivals. And we love our Town of Luther and our Pecan Festival.
To help us communicate information about the event, this trio of characters needs a name. We have a little contest going on the Facebook Event Page and on Instagram. Will you get in on our fun and help us name them? We need your help because calling them “Pecan Pie Guy,” “That Lady” and “Little Sweetie with the Pumpkin” isn’t very creative!
Special thanks to our sponsors this year including BancFirst, Olsen Orthopedics, 116 Farmstead, Market & Table, Beth’s Baubles & Bits, Airosurf Communications and more for making this special event possible for our town. Indeed, sponsorship opportunities remain to help cover the festival expenses and to support The Luther Register, event organizer. The Pecan Festival continues to accept artist applications.
Get in on the fun and help name our characters! And look for them sharing Pecan Fest info soon.
UPDATE: Thanks for the many suggestions on social media.The Pecan Fest organizing committee had a tough time choosing from all of the possibilities, but in the end, the following names were chosen.