Watch the streets of downtown McArthur come alive with food, music, and fun for the whole family during Vinton County’s 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. Past performers have included entertainers like Neil McCoy, Eden’s Edge, Randy Moore and the Fabulous Suedes, and Confederate Railroad.

The festival opens on the first Thursday evening in May and runs through the following Sunday afternoon. The Grand Parade is always held at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and is followed by the crowning of the Wild Turkey Festival Queen.

For a full schedule of activities and more information on upcoming festivals, visit the festival website.

For information about becoming a vendor or the queen’s pageant, please call 740-591-1118. For all other inquiries, call 740-205-0538 or email

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