The 2017 PurpleHull Pea Festival & World Championship Rotary Tiller Race will begin
at 6:00 p.m., June 23 and continue through June 24.
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 Thursday, May 18, in
conjunction with the opening of the Emerson Farmers Market.
The PurpleHull Pageant will be Saturday, June
17, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Fishing Derby will be the morning of June 17 on Mullins Pond, just
off U.S. 79, on the north side of Emerson.
Now, for the 2017 festival schedule:
NOTE: Times are
6:00 p.m.: Festival begins
with the "Cranking of the Tillers" ceremony. Singing of the
National Anthem by Latina Fields.
Fish Dinner by the Emerson Fire Department. Tickets on sale now for $10.
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.: Live DJ Mr. Thomas Labit entertains. Bring
your dancing shoes.
9:30 p.m.: Pea-tacular Fireworks Show
After Fireworks: We are planning an outdoor movie.
24, 2017 :
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
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
World Cup PurpleHull Pea Shelling
noon to 6:00 p.m.
LifeShare Bloodmobile accepting donations.
12:30 p.m. The Great Festival Cake Auction begins.
The world renown Million Tiller Parade..
magnoliareporter.com/KZHE 200 World Championship Rotary
The "Bad Boys Riblet Cook Off" starts serving. Plates are $10.
8:00 pm. -
The finale - The Eades Family
Street Dance.featuring "Southern Harmony" who begin their reunion
tour right here in Emerson! Playing everything from Beatles to Skynard,
to maybe even a little "Boot Scooting."