Welcome to the OFFICIAL website for the Oatmeal Festival held every Friday and Saturday Labor Day Weekend in Bertram, TX!  2013 Marks our 36th Year - The 2013 Bowl of Directors invites You To Bring Your Sugar to the Oatmeal Festival!  

Go to "About the Festival" for a Schedule of Events and more.

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Bertram is perhaps best known for its Oatmeal Festival held each year on the Friday and Saturday before Labor Day (August 30th & 31st, 2013). Begun in 1977 as a good-natured attempt to put neighboring Oatmeal back on the map after state map-makers ignored the tiny neighboring community, the festival has evolved into one of the wackiest, most imaginative small-town festivals anywhere.

In 2013, Bertram celebrates 36 years of craziness and fun, and as always, it will actually "rain" oatmeal during the parade! (Watch out for Commander Caraway and the Oatmeal Air Force). Each year visitors come from far and wide, appreciating Bertram's sense of humor and their small town pride and friendliness. Because the festival is sponsored by Three Minutes Brand Oats, every event starts at 3 or 33 minutes past the hour. 

The festival begins on Friday night with a BBQ dinner and the Miss Oatmeal Pageant in Oatmeal. A trail-ride moves the festivities to Bertram on Saturday morning, which includes a fun-run, parade, cook-off, zany games, food, and arts and crafts, kids events and more. Follow us on Facebook!


Design this year’s Oatmeal Festival T-Shirt and your name will go down in history! Winner receives 2 free T’s and their name will go on each T-Shirt (Original art by Your Name Here)
  • Simply create an original design for the 36th Annual Oatmeal Festival T-Shirt
  • You may use any medium (ink, crayon, pastels, etc.)
  • Design must include one or both of the Oatmeal Festival Mascots, OT and Sugar
  • Competition is open to all residents, any age, of BCISD
  • Return submissions by May 15 to Oatmeal Festival, P.O. Box 70, Bertram TX, 78605. Please give name, age, address and phone.

2012 Oatmeal Festival