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Get To Know Cuero: The Turkey Capital of the World

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cuero 2013 turkeyfest race (1)Photo: Courtesy of Cuero Chamber of Commerce Agriculture & Visitor’s Center

Cuero’s major festival is the Turkeyfest Celebration. Held the second full weekend of October, it celebrates Cuero’s designation as “Turkey Capital of the World” when many of the farmers produced turkeys over fifty years ago.  Diverse entertainment includes a giant parade, arts and crafts booths, food booths, carnival, street dances, and fun for the whole family.

cuero christmas in the park (1)Photo: Courtesy of Cuero Chamber of Commerce Agriculture & Visitor’s Center

During the holidays bring your family and friends and experience Cuero’s Christmas in the Park lighted driving tour.  The mile-long tour includes over 150 hand-painted and lighted Christmas displays, a twinkling trail of snowflakes, gingerbread houses, and animated silhouette scenes all sponsored by local businesses, schools, community organizations and individuals of Cuero.  “Christmas in the Park” begins the fourth Monday of November and continues throughout the holiday season with Thursday nights designated as free hot chocolate nights. The Park is located on Highway 87 South in Cuero’s Municipal Park.

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The Guadalupe River provides activities for the avid river fisherman or the experienced river paddler. An annual 45-mile canoe race is held in Cuero. This race is the preliminary race of the Texas Water Safari, a 260-mile canoe race is held in June and runs from San Marcos to Seadrift, Texas. As a birding bonus, Cuero is site #28 on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail; maps are available at the Chamber of Commerce office.

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While you are in Cuero you will want to make a stop at our many specialty boutiques and restaurants. Many are located in our Main Street district and nearby locations surrounding Main Street.

Come visit DeWitt County with its rolling hills and prairies. Its natural beauty makes it one of the gems of South Texas anytime of the year. Come to enjoy Cuero, but stay to enjoy the stories.