Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Large Oatmeal Box in Oatmeal, Texas

Have you ever heard of Oatmeal, Texas? Well, don't feel bad, neither had I. 

Oatmeal is a small unincorporated community near the town of Bertram, close to where we were staying on our vacation. What put Oatmeal on the map (literally) is its annual Oatmeal Festival that began in 1978. 

John and I couldn't pass up visiting a place named Oatmeal. I posed by the large oatmeal box, the symbol of the festival and the town, while John took my picture.

Posing Next to the Big Oatmeal Box-Oatmeal, Texas

I was expecting the box to be bigger and better proportioned. I was a little bit disappointed until I found out that this is not just a decorative piece, but is actually the community's 20-foot water tower painted to look like a box of oatmeal. 

Well, I can't really find fault with that.

Read more about the history of the Oatmeal Festival here.


  1. Haha...I was just thinking to myself that it looked like small water tower! I have never heard of this place...and now I have! Thanks for enlightening me :) I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    1. I had no idea a water tower could be so small. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

  2. I love how towns/cities create events to draw people to the area, but an oatmeal festival has to be pretty unique.

    1. It's a standout among the crowd, that's for sure.


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