37th Annual Oatmeal Festival
BERTRAM — The 37th Annual Oatmeal Festival will add several exciting changes as the new “Bowl” of Directors members meet. This year’s popular event will be staged in downtown Bertram and the neighboring community of Oatmeal on August 29-30. One of the changes is to move the entire venue to downtown Bertram on Saturday beginning with the Pet Parade at 9:33 a.m. followed by the Grand Parade at 10:33 a.m. All of the events begin at :03 or :33 minutes past the hour in honor of the longtime festival sponsor, 3-Minute Brand Oats. Friday activities will take place in Oatmeal. Included is an Arts & Crafts Fair, BBQ supper, Miss Oatmeal Pageant and auction and live music by the Eddie Shell group. Now is the time to register for all activities including the 3.3 Mile “Run for Your Oats” race, kiddie and adults games, bake off contest (using 3-Minute Oats), a trail ride from Oatmeal to Bertram, Grande Parade (10:33 a.m.) and several arts and crafts vendor booths. The day will be capped off by a huge street dance featuring music by People’s Choice. All of these events will be in downtown Bertram. Registration for all events may be done online at www.oatmealfestival.com or registration forms may be printed and mailed to Oatmeal Festival, PO Box 70, Bertram, TX 78605.