TURKEY TROT CELEBRATES 70 YEARS
Every year since 1946 the city of Yellville has celebrated
what is known as Turkey Trot. Held on the second Friday
and Saturday of October, the event was conceived as a way to
call attention to the region's abundant wild turkeys.
Turkey Trot is one of the most exciting times of the year
around here. It has become a time for homecomings, reunions,
and traditions for many tourists, classmates, friends and family
Turkey Trot is held on the square in Yellville and has many things to
offer for people of all ages. Our craft vendors feature quilts, paintings,
carvings, and homemade jams and jellies.
You can find all kinds of shirts, hats and bags to take home as souvenirs,
including official Turkey Trot t-shirts and buttons.
Turkey Trot events include the famous National Wild Turkey
Calling Contest; one of the largest parades in Northwest Arkansas;
a 5K Walk/Run; the Miss Turkey Trot pageant; and the Miss Drumsticks
pageant, in which the winners are chosen while their faces and
upper bodies are hidden.
In the past....it was a practice to drop live turkey's from airplanes
over the crowd gathered for Turkey Trot Festival. Well, that practice
officially stopped in the 1990's. Some say a Phantom pilot fly's over
and drops birds in a field near by the square. Does it happen????
Well, you will just need to find out for yourself. And if you see
T-Shirts proclaiming to be that Pilot know that its all a part of
history and now we just enjoy the fun.
EVENT SCHEDULE 2017
FRIDAY OCTOBER 13
Lip Sync Contest
Pizza Eating Contest
Bands/Music starts at 3 pm runs till midnight.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 14TH
7:OO am to 7:45 am Registration for 5K
8:00 am 5K race begins
10:00 AM PARADE KICKS OFF
12:00 NOON to 12:00 MIDNIGHT
Music Begins, Vendors, Contests during the afternoon. This is an abbreviated Schedule more to follow soon.
2017 Schedule has not yet been announced. As soon as it is available I will post the times.
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