Since 1978, the community of Oatmeal and the nearby city of Bertram have celebrated an annual Oatmeal Festival. Ken Odiorne, a local resident, started the tradition by writing to the major producers of oatmeal at the time to ask for assistance. Only one company, National Oats, responded.
The Oatmeal Festival has played a significant role in the continued notoriety and existence of Oatmeal, Burnet County's second oldest community.
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... Bertram hosts an annual "Oatmeal Festival" during the Labor Day weekend ... Named after the remains of the nearby community of Oatmeal, it includes a number of activities that draw attendees from all over central Texas ... Oatmeal Festival began in 1978 as a spoof of the many chili cook-offs in the state of Texas ...
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