There's lots to see at
the PurpleHull Pea
Festival - but
undoubtedly the
highlight is the
World Championship
Rotary Tiller Race.



   
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2016 Schedule of Events


The 2016 PurpleHull Pea Festival & World Championship Rotary Tiller Race will be June 25.  Please note a few events will occur prior to the weekend of the actual festival.  Here's the current schedule.  Please check back for any updates:

The Blessing of the PurpleHull Pea Crop was Saturday, June 4.

The PurpleHull Pageant will be Friday, June 24, at 7:00 p.m.

The Kids Fishing Derby was the morning of June 18 on Mullins Pond, just off U.S. 79, on the north side of Emerson.

Now, for the 2016 festival schedule:

NOTE: Times are TENTATIVE.  Check back often.


Saturday, June 25, 2016 :

All Day, beginning at 8:00 a.m.: Arts & Crafts

All Day, beginning at 8:00 a.m.:
Pea Flea Market

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. Pup-Pea Dog Show begins
               (Registration from 8:00 to 8:30 a.m.)

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 OffBring 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 5:00 p.m. LifeShare Bloodmobile accepting donations.

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

12:30 p.m.
The Great Festival Cake Auction begins.

1:00 p.m.
The world renown Million Tiller Parade..

2:30 p.m.
The magnoliareporter.com/KZHE 200 World Championship Rotary Tiller Race.


8:00 pm. - 10:30 pm  The finale - The Eades Family Pea-Stompin' Street Dance.featuring the The Purple Hulls !

9:10 - 9:30 p.m.  The PurpleHull Pea Festival 'Pea-tacular' Fireworks Show! This will be at an intermission of the Pea-Stompin' Street Dance (see above).

 


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PurpleHull Pea Festival &
World Championship Rotary Tiller Race
P.O. Box 1
Emerson, Arkansas  71740  USA
Phone: (870) 547-3500 or (501) 416-4657
Pea-Mail: purplehull@juno.com