Friday, June 29, 2018:
6:00 p.m.: Festival begins with the “Cranking of the Tillers” ceremony.
Fish Dinner by the Emerson Fire Department. Tickets on sale now for $10.
6:30 to 9:15 p.m.: Entertainment – still being finalized.
9:15 p.m.: Pea-tacular Fireworks Show
Saturday, June 30, 2018 :
All Day, beginning at 8:00 a.m.: Arts & Crafts
All Day, beginning at 8:00 a.m.: Festival’s Farmers Market
All Day, beginning at 8:00 a.m.: Food vendors
All Day, beginning at 8:00 a.m.: Kids’ area
8:00 a.m. Tractor Show check in
9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. PurpleHull Antique Car Show
9:00 a.m. Tractor Exhibitions begin
9:00 a.m. The Big Daddy’s Hot Water Cornbread Great PurpleHull Peas & Cornbread Cook Off. Bring your best PurpleHull Peas and Cornbread dish and earn for yourself a place in PurpleHull cooking history. Have your dish there by 9:00 a.m. Judging begins at 9:30.
10:30 a.m. The Silver Belles Dancers in Cafetorium
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PurpleHull Pea Meals in Cafetorium
11:00 a.m. Kids Potato Pickup (for kids 12 and under – near tiller track)
11:15 a.m. World Cup PurpleHull Pea Shelling Competition
12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. LifeShare Bloodmobile accepting donations.
12:30 p.m. The Great Festival Cake Auction begins.
1:00 p.m. The world renown Million Tiller Parade..
2:30 p.m. The World Championship Rotary Tiller Race.
6:00 p.m. The “Bad Boys Riblet Cook Off” starts serving. Plates are $10.
8:00 pm. – 10:30 pm The finale – The Eades Family Pea-Stompin’ Street Dance.featuring an old favorite at the festival – the Cummins Prison Band! If you’re an Arkansas tax payer, this is your band. Come out and support them, and enjoy some great music!