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 21 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. Thursday, July 21, concessionaires bring their wares from good ol' home cookin' to handmade arts and crafts. That afternoon there is a scavenger hunt scheduled as well as the banana split contest. That evening showcases a talent contest and cinema. Plan to stay all day Friday with events such as a diaper derby, helicopter tours, 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. Live entertainment begins at 7:00 p.m. followed by the free 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 by a street dance featuring a local D.J. On Sunday there will be a Horseshoe tournament. Hope to see you there!!!!