Texas Citrus Fiesta

Texas Citrus Fiesta

Third full weekend in January
An annual festival held in Mission, Tex., the Texas Citrus Fiesta salutes the Texas citrus industry and, especially, the Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit. Mission, in the Rio Grande Valley, was founded by the Catholic Missionary Society of the Oblate Fathers, who built a mission here in 1824. They also are credited as the first community to plant citrus fruit in the region, which is now famous for the Ruby Red Grapefruit.
Among the events of the fiesta are a style show featuring garments made of Rio Grande Valley agricultural products: dried orange peel, seeds, and onion skins are used in creating costumes that range from ballgowns to bikinis. Other events include parades, the coronation of a Citrus Queen, arts and crafts, and food and games.
CONTACTS:
Texas Citrus Fiesta
1420 Kika De La Garza Loop Mission
Mission, TX 78572
956-585-9724; fax: 956-585-9728
www.texascitrusfiesta.net
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