PurpleHull Pea Festival Schedule: June 29 & 30



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!