San Augustine hosts inaugural heritage festival

Melinda Turner served up "Indian Tacos" to a hungry crowd in San Augustine.
Melinda Turner served up "Indian Tacos" to a hungry crowd in San Augustine.

SAN AUGUSTINE, TX (KTRE) - Hundreds upon hundreds of people swarmed to Harrison Square in downtown San Augustine Saturday and encircled the town center for its first “A Texas Treasure Heritage Festival.”

There was a craftsmen using scroll saw to craft creative pieces.

Louisiana-native, now San Augustine resident Melinda Turner sold Indian Tacos.

“It's a recipe I got from a dear friend who recently passed,” Turner said while flattening a doughy mixture and then putting it into a deep fryer. “He shared the recipe with me some 20 years ago and showed me how to make it. He was from an Indian tribe in Montana.”

San Augustine native Pauline Tate grew up here but had spent many years living elsewhere. She's been back for 5 years now. She showcased her family's quilt collection and antique items.

"It's been really wonderful, because I've gotten a lot of comments on the quilts and the colors that are used and the fabrics that are put together,” Tate said.

The "treasures" on display on this sunny Saturday ranged from educational and recreational, to health and hobbies.

The Antique & Muscle Car Show also drew fans of all ages.

Organizers plan to make the heritage festival an annual event.

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