I’ve always had a soft spot for The World’s Largest Pecan in Brunswick, MO. It’s a standing joke with my oldest daughter, because she used to get bored when we’d take the back roads, so one time when we went past it, I told her: “If you didn’t come this way and pay attention, you’d have missed out on getting to see The World’s Largest Pecan!” I’m sure it was the highlight of her day.
I took some pictures of it on one of our Sunday drives. You can read more about the pecan in my Sunday Drive post HERE.
Well, the land the pecan was sitting on was recently purchased and a new house is being built there. The city of Brunswick wanted the pecan to be in town where everyone could see it and it would have a safe forever home. So . . .
The pecan was moved into town!
Coincidentally, I happened to be there the day they moved it! It worked out great for me, since I’m so smitten with the pecan and all . . .
This pecan is no longer the world’s largest. Someone somewhere else had to go and make one just a few pounds heavier to steal its record, but I don’t care. THIS pecan is the one that will always have my heart!
If you’re ever in the Brunswick area, I urge you to pay the pecan a visit.
In fact, Brunswick has a Pecan Festival every October, and this year’s festival is October 5th. It’s a really good time, and you WILL have fun there.
Our guild is having a quilt show in conjunction with the festival, too, so you can even see some quilts while you’re there!
Or have a caramel pecan apple . . .
Or watch the parade . . .
Or shop through the awesome vendors . . .
Or shop at the quilt shop . . .
I’ll be doing all those things my ownself — come and join me!
I think you should attend. The pecan wants to see you there.