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Raymondville Onion Festival

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  •  Festival participants, including the Onion Queen, parade down the street 
  •  A woman fights back tears while eating an onion 
 
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A brief look at the festivities surrounding Raymondville's Onion Festival. To celebrate the most important crop of the lower Rio Grande Valley's Willacy County, Raymondville held an annual onion festival for many years in the early 20th century, using the promotional phrase "The Breath of a Nation."