Texas Purple Hull Pea Festival
June 25, 2016
Join us for a full day of activities from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.!
Addie J. and A. T. Odom Homestead – Shankleville Community
- Cooking demonstrations
- Walking tours
- Symposium, featuring Pat Sharpe, Food Editor for Texas Monthly Magazine – “The Story of Corn”
- Live music, including “One Heart,” “E-Flat Porch Band,” and “Guyland Leday and the Zydeco Blazers”
Thanks to our Sponsors and Supporters!Friends - $500 - $2,500
Patrons - $200 - $499
Commissioner Thomas Gill - Newton County Government
Patrons - $25 - $199
GoFundMe Anonymous Donor
Jeanetta Cooper West
Wellspring Federal Credit Union
Texas Purple Hull Pea Festival Mission:
- To provide a fun, entertaining and educational venue for families from across Texas to celebrate Purple Hull Peas, and their history and legacy in Texas and the lives of Texans;
- To raise funds to produce educational and scholarship programs benefitting the youth of Deep East Texas.
Help support this festival and its mission! Click to Support Us on GoFundMe!
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All applications are due by June 3, 2016; 50% discount until April 15, 2016
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Frequently Asked QuestionsGetting There
The Texas Purple Hull Pea Festival will be held in the historic Shankleville Community at the Addie L. and A.T. Odom Homestead. Shankleville is on FM 1415 in Newton County, Texas between Highways 63 and 87 near Jasper, Newton and Burkeville. You can also search for "Shankleville" on Google Maps, and find us there.
Where can I spend the night?
Newton is about 13 miles from Festival site. Jasper is approximately 18 miles away. Click for Accommodations and Lodging Information
How can I support this event?
All donations are tax-deductible. Please click below to donate!
Photo Gallery - 2015 Festival
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