Here is the schedule for the Emerson PurpleHull Pea Festival.
5:30-7 p.m. Emerson Fire Department fish fry, served at the Emerson Fire Department. Includes fish, fries and hushpuppies. Tickets on sale for $10.
6 p.m. Festival begins with the "Cranking of the Tillers" ceremony.
6:30-9:15 p.m. Entertainment, gospel music in Cafetorium.
9:15 p.m. Pea-tacular Fireworks Show begins.
All Day, beginning at 8 a.m. Arts & Crafts
Beginning at 8 a.m. Festival's Farmers Market near Emerson School greenhouse.
All Day, beginning at 8 a.m.: Food vendors
8 a.m. Tractor Show check in
9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. PurpleHull Antique Car Show
9 a.m.-3 p.m. PurpleHull Pea Festival Quilt Show at Emerson United Methodist Church, 203 Church St.
9 a.m. Tractor Exhibitions begin
9 a.m. The Big Daddy's Hot Water Cornbread Great PurpleHull Peas & Cornbread Cook Off. Bring your best PurpleHull Peas and Cornbread dish. Have your dish there by 9 a.m. Judging begins at 9:30 a.m.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Silent auction in Cafetorium
10:30-11:15 a.m. The Silver Belles Dancers in Cafetorium
11-1 p.m. PurpleHull Pea Meals in Cafetorium
11 a.m. Kids Potato Pickup (for kids 12 and under - near tiller track)
11:15 a.m. World Cup PurpleHull Pea Shelling Competition
11 a.m.-6 p.m. LifeShare Bloodmobile accepting donations.
1 p.m. Million Tiller Parade..
2 p.m. Antique Car Show awards presentation.
3 p.m. The magnoliareporter.com/KZHE 200 World Championship Rotary Tiller Race.
6 p.m. The "Bad Boys Riblet Cook Off" starts serving. Plates are $10.
5-8 p.m. The Pea-Stompin' Street Dance with the Cummins Prison Band.