Bertram is perhaps best known for its Oatmeal Festival held each year on the Friday and Saturday before Labor Day (August 29th & 30th, 2014). Begun in 1977 as a good-natured attempt to put neighboring Oatmeal back on the map after state map-makers ignored the tiny neighboring community, the festival has evolved into one of the wackiest, most imaginative small-town festivals anywhere.
In 2014, Bertram celebrates 37 years of craziness and fun, and as always, it will actually "rain" or "snow" oatmeal during the parade! (Watch for the Oatmeal Air Force). Each year visitors come from far and wide, appreciating Bertram's sense of humor and their small town pride and friendliness. Because the festival is sponsored by Three Minutes Brand Oats, every event starts at 3 or 33 minutes past the hour.
The festival begins on Friday night in Oatmeal, Tx with a BBQ dinner @ 5:03 PM and the Miss Oatmeal Pageant in Oatmeal.
Arts and crafts start at 5:03 pm.
Pageant starts at 6:33 pm.
Cake Auction starts at 7:03pm
Music and Dance by Eddie Shell and the Not Guilties starts at 9:33 pm.
We are also reintroducing the GROATY OATS CONTEST! More info to come.
A trail-ride moves the festivities to Bertram on Saturday morning at 8:03 AM, which includes a fun-run, parade, cook-off, zany games, food, and arts and crafts, kids events and more. Follow us on Facebook!