Pecan Bonanza set at Pulaski Fairgrounds
The seventh annual Pulaski Pecan Bonanza is planned Saturday, Oct. 19.
The event will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pulaski County Fairgrounds in Pulaski. Admission and parking are free.
The day starts at 8 a.m. with a pecan pancake breakfast.
Entertainment under the pavilion is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will feature a variety of local talent, including the Rev. Alice Rogan, the Gospel Crusaders and other groups to be scheduled.
A pecan bake off is planned. Pecan dishes are to be registered by 10:30 a.m. There is no entry fee.
Rex Wilburn will share his barbeque skills, with pork and chicken smoked over pecan wood.
Advanced orders for barbeque pork butts are available for $30. Pulled pork and chicken dinners will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.
A Pecan Parade is planned in downtown Pulaski, starting at 2 p.m. The parade will end at the fair grounds.
A Pecan Country Contest, which will showcase the area’s girls and boys, up to 18 years of age, at 2:30 p.m.
The fairgrounds will feature various vendors with their own pecan specialties.
Pecan bingo will feature cracked pecan shells for markers. Games will be played from 3:30 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Community Health’s WOW van will be on site, offering flu shots and blood pressure checks.
The Pecan KidZone will offer a bounce house, pumpkin decorating, horseshoes, face painting and pecan themed games directed by Meridian’s FFA. All-day passes will be available for $5 each.
“Pulaski Pecan Bonanza” can be liked on Facebook for updates and schedules. More information about the event is available by calling Jennifer at 618-342-6700 or Heather at 618-306-0578.