The vibrant culture surrounding this historically rooted community can be seen in much of the year-round activities, both in the annual traditions, and the day to day entertainment. Some community events draw excitement from well beyond Richmond’s borders; one such event is the annual Pecan Harvest Festival of Richmond.
The annual Pecan Harvest Festival of Richmond highlights the rich history of pecans in Fort Bend County while simultaneously showcasing the unique features of Historic Downtown Richmond.
The festival features a Kidz Zone, live music, an old-fashioned hayride, Little Miss Pecan Contest, an expanded Car & Bike show, artisan vendors, farmers market, a beer & wine garden, a pecan baking contest, food truck park, agriculture exhibits, and County Pecan Show.
The setting of Wessendorff Park offers a peaceful backdrop against the historic Morton Cemetery with movies beginning at sundown. After a hiatus due to Covid-19, Richmond was finally able to bring back the monthly free outdoor movies at Wessendorff Park, 500 Preston Street, beginning March 5th, 2021. The free outdoor film screening is organized by the City of Richmond and will be held in Wessendorff Park with plenty of room for distancing and kids to run. As in past years, Rotary Club of Richmond will supply free popcorn and the City will provide water while supplies last. Families are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets.
The City of Richmond continues to organize these screenings for the community to provide free family friendly events for residents and visitors to Richmond. Citizens should check Richmond’s Facebook page for updates the week of the events.