The event, sponsored by Lake Sue Nursery & Farm Supply, has always featured fierce competition. But now that the festival is entering its 27th year, rivalries have emerged.
Bailey. Doeleta Weaver. Julia Easter. Janet Pitts,
Marla Hanson. Etch those names into your memory.
They're inevitably destined for the PurpleHull Pea Shelling Hall of
Fame. In the last few years, they've pretty much taken turns
winning the title.
If you think you can take them on, it's simple to enter the competition. Just show up. We supply the peas.
If you're not planning to participate, attend anyway and cheer your favorite purplehull pea-shelling athlete on to victory.
Shelling time will be Saturday, June 25 at 11:15 a.m. The World Cup Competition is held in the Emerson School Cafetorium, which is the red brick building on the southwest side of the festival grounds.
Pea Festival &