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 Each year, since 1946, Marion County residents have celebrated what is known as Turkey Trot in downtown Yellville.. Held on the second weekend in October, the event was conceived as a way to call attention to the region's abundant wild turkeys. Turkey Trot is one of the most exciting times of the year around here. It has become a time for homecomings, reunions, and traditions for many tourists, classmates, friends and family members.

Turkey Trot is held on the square in Yellville and has many things to offer for people of all ages. Our craft vendors feature quilts, paintings, carvings, and homemade jams and jellies. You can find all kinds of shirts, hats and bags to take home as souvenirs, including official Turkey Trot t-shirts and buttons.

Turkey Trot events include one of the largest parades in Northwest Arkansas; a 5K Walk/Run; the Miss Turkey Trot pageant; and the Miss Drumsticks pageant, in which the winners are chosen while their faces and upper bodies are hidden.
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Friday, October 7th
  Noon ~ Opening Ceremonies 
              featuring Summer Edkins and Mike               Rotenberry singing the                              Star Spangled Banner
              & The Yellville-Summit Band
  12:30 ~ Flippin Band
  1:00 ~ Harp's Lip Sync Contest K-8
  2:00 - 2:45 ~ Aaron Acosta, Magician
  3:00 - 4:00 ~ Sam and Violet - Music
  4:30 - 5:30 ~ Jimmy Joe and Friends - Music
  5:30 ~ Mr. Drumsticks
  6:00 ~ Mrs. Kelsey's Buffalo River Cloggers
  7:00 - 9:00 ~ Mellow Mountain Band - Music
  9:00 ~ Square closes for the night
2016 Turkey Trot Logo Design 
Contest Winner
Congratulations to Ellen Bergman!!! 
She is the winner of this year's Turkey Trot logo that will appear on the t-shirts and tabloids.
71st Annual Turkey Trot
October 7th & 8th, 2016
Saturday, October 8th
  10:00 ~ Mid-Marion County Rotary Parade                  Grand Marshals - 
                Glen & Cheri Adams
                Event Emcee - Travis Doshier
  Noon - 2:00 ~ Natural Disasters - Music
  2:00 ~ Introduction - Miss Turkey Trot Winners
  2:30 ~  Grades 9-12 Lip Sync Contest followed by
  3:00 ~  Adult Lip Sync Contest for Charity
  4:00 ~ Turkey Trot Feud - YSHS vs. FHS
  4:30 ~ Drawings Held
  4:30 ~ Turkey Dinner at Y-S Cafeteria
  4:45 ~ Polynesian Ohana
  5:30 ~ Turning Pointe School of Dance Performance
  6:30 - 8:30 ~ Pam Setser
             Band featuring Beci & Kent Coffey - Music
  9:00 - Midnight ~ Buckshot - Music
  Midnight ~ Square closes - event ends
Home of the Famous TURKEY TROT!
Call Us: 870.449.4676

P.O. Box 369, Yellville, AR 72687            870-449-4676
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