Date(s) - 05/04/2017 - 05/07/2017
All Day

Downtown McArthur


Watch the streets of downtown McArthur come alive with food, music, and fun for the whole family during Vinton County’s 33rd annual Wild Turkey Festival. The festival includes activities such as great nightly entertainment on the sound stage, carnival rides and games, a car show, a quilt show, and queen and baby contests.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 4
5 p.m. — Opening Ceremony, featuring 2016 queen’s court/boys basketball and cheerleaders
6-8 p.m. — Opening Act, VCHS Band
8:30-10:30 p.m. — Headline Act, Hayley Keffer
9:30 p.m. — Split the Pot

Friday, May 5
Noon — Booths/Exhibits Open
6 p.m. — Introduction of queen candidates
7 p.m. — The Band Keesey
9 p.m. — Eastwood
10 p.m. — Split the Pot

Saturday, May 6
10 a.m. — Talent Show Registration
11 a.m. — Talent Show
Noon — Booths/Exhibits Open
1 p.m. — Visiting Queens Luncheon
2 p.m. — Baton Show
4 p.m. — Visiting Queens Introduction
6 p.m. — Grand Parade, featuring Marshal Millie Kohn
7 p.m. — Queen Crowning
8 p.m. — Hayley Keffer
9 p.m. — No Regrets Band

Sunday, May 7
Noon — Car Show
Noon — Booths/Exhibits/Rides Open
12:30 p.m. — Little Miss Gobblerette & Little Mr. Gobbler
1 p.m. — Baby Contest (registration runs 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
3 p.m. — Son-Shine Gospel Group
4 p.m. — Turkey Drop and Raffle Drawings
5 p.m. — Festival Closes

Other Events and Activities

A talent show is planned for Saturday afternoon. Specific details have yet to be announced.
The Grand Parade will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, followed by the crowning of the new Wild Turkey Festival Queen. The Ohio Historical Society make a presentation. Like always, the festival will feature numerous food vendors, games, raffles, contests, and other booths. Grilled turkey legs will be back! Turkey drops are planned for each night in front of the stage.

The festival will open on May 4, the first Thursday evening in May, and runs through Sunday afternoon, May 7.

For more information, please call 740-591-1118 or stop by the Wild Turkey Festival booth, located next to the stage.

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