It all began in Clarksville, Arkansas, in 1938.  Today the Johnson County Peach Festival is the oldest festival in the State.  Come join us July 20 through July 23, 2016, for the Peach Festival, and July 28 for the Princess Elberta, Little Mister, Teeny, Tiny, Petite, Pre-Teen,Teen, Queen and Mrs. Peach pageants and July 29-30 for the Miss Arkansas Valley’s Outstanding Teen, Miss Arkansas Valley and Queen Elberta pageants.   Wednesday, July 20, opening ceremonies will be held at 6:00 p.m. followed by a Gospel Sing and Cinema on the Square.  Thursday, July 21, concessionaires bring their wares from good ol' home cookin' to handmade arts and crafts.  That morning there is a scavenger hunt scheduled, Johnson County Idol (ages 1-17) and The Dance with DJ, KC Carrell.  Plan to stay all day Friday with events such as a diaper derby, helicopter tours, pocket car race, bicycle obstacle course, the Kids' Zone (inflatables) and skateboard contest as well as a peach cobbler and jam and jelly bake-off and a peach pie eating contest.  Johnson County Idol (adult division) begins at 6:00 p.m. followed by the Street Dance featuring On The Verge.  The 4-mile run kicks off Saturday activities followed by various events including a fishing derby, cardboard boat regatta, greased pig chase, frog jump, terrapin derby, peach eating contest and Lip Sync contest.  The parade begins at 7:00 p.m. followed the Mike Nichols Show.  On Sunday there will be a Horseshoe tournament.   Hope to see you there!!!!


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