November 1 and 2, 2019
Downtown Pocahontas, Arkansas
Friday November 1
- Temporary “Pop-up” St. Charles Tavern/Beer Garden Open, 106 N. Bettis Street (See more information below on beer & wine sales.)
- Entertainment by Marr Street Productions
- Haunted History Hayride, $5, starts at 305 N. Marr Street, across from the Downtown Playhouse
Saturday November 2
- 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. > Car Show on North Marr Street in front of the Downtown Playhouse
- 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. > Kids’ Zone Games, on West Everett Street between Bella Piazza and the county library.
- Pumpkin Pie Contest Anyone can enter. Pies will be on display and judged in the board room of the Old Courthouse.
- Gobble Wobble 5k Starts somewhere around the downtown area. Route to be determined.
- New Orleans style Parade: walking/bikes/golf carts. No cars or trucks or floats. Fun and quirky. See parade route, sign-up sheet, and more details HERE.
- Disguise a Turkey: Activity for the school children. We will display their finished
product around the square as clothesline art.
- Cinderella Dress Up Contest Saturday on the stage. Thomas Drew’s wife was named Cinderella. We want girls of all ages to enter in the dress up contest. They can dress up like a pioneer days type of Cinderella, a glitzy governors wife type of Cinderella or even dress as the Disney Princess!!!!
- Contest: To be determined, perhaps turkey calling contest or possibly a beard or leg contest.
- Temporary “Pop-up” St. Charles Tavern/Beer Garden 106 N. Bettis Street and a secondary location near the car show and live music (See more information below on beer & wine sales.)
- Globetrotter Mobile Bar will be set up near the live music.
- Trivia at St. Charles Tavern. Assemble your trivia team! Prizes will be awarded.
- Adult games (G rated) Bag-go, money tank, etc located near the pub.
- Tour of Historic Homes
- Clogging, Marshallese dancers
- Thomas the Turkey Treasure Hunt
Will hide a little turkey somewhere in Pocahontas and the Chamber will announce clues starting the Monday before the event. Winner will receive a prize package.
- Pumpkin Decorating: Possibly on site. A little area for kids or adults to decorate a
pumpkin and then go place it anywhere on the festival grounds.
- Dedication/historical significance We will have an area somewhere on the grounds with Thomas Drew information and the Thanksgiving proclamation on display. We will also lay out a new monument at the Founders Memorial in Masonic Cemetery for Ransom Bettis’ Dad.
- Free Concert featuring “The Voice” contestant Barrett Baber, American Idol contestant Lauren Gray, and 2018 ACMA “Country Artist of the Year” Cory Jackson. Near St. Charles Tavern/Beer Garden, 106 N Bettis Street.
- Partly Haunted History Hayride, $5, starts at 305 N. Marr Street, across from the Downtown Playhouse
Beer and Wine will be available during the festival for sale to adults age 21 and up, at the pop-up St. Charles Tavern/Beer Garden at 106 N. Bettis Street, and at a mobile point of sale near the car show and live music. During festival hours, drinks may be carried on the street but must remain within the festival boundaries as outlined in blue in the image below, that is, around the court square (except for Broadway Street), and extending 2 blocks on North Marr Street. Local law enforcement and a representative of the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division will be on hand.
In addition to a variety of draft and bottled beers and wines, the Tavern will offer beer samplers and wine samplers. Try 5 oz. of 5 different beers or 2 oz. of 5 different wines for a reasonable fee. Some simple bar foods will also be available.