Poke Salad Festival Announces Theme for 2017
"To Be Determined"
The Blanchard Poke Salad Festival is incorporating past and present fun activities for all. Come enjoy live entertainment, carnival, and numerous activities for kids to name a few.
There are many ways for you to participate and possibly win cash prizes at the Poke Salad Festival in 2017.
The Poke Salad Festival Treasure Hunt starts on Monday May 8th with clues being announced daily in the newspaper, on the radio, and by 8:00 A.M. here on the Treasure Hunt page.
The $1,000.00 prize is sponsored by long-time Poke Salad Festival supporter Doug's Paint and Body Shop.
As you may already know, one of the highlights of the Poke Salad Festival is the Parade, hosted by Blanchard's own "Lovable" Larry Ryan, which travels through downtown Blanchard on Saturday May 13th, starting at 10:00 AM in front of Blanchard Elementary School. This year our Grand Marshal is Ms. Rhonda Bass, Principal at Blanchard Elementary School. We always have great participation and creative ideas in our Parade Float Contest, sponsored by Doug's Paint and Body Shop.
Best in Parade receives $250.00 cash, and a trophy.
There will also be 1st and 2nd place trophies given in the following categories.
Best in float
Best Marching/Twirling / Cheer
All groups, teams, or businesses are invited to participate in the parade float contest with no charge to join the fun. Car clubs and any other group or individual wishing to be in the parade should please text Jessica West at 318-422-9867 or call 318-422-9112 or 318-422-9867 to register your parade entry. For map and additional information, see the Parade page.
Also, the Carnival will feature armbands for all-you-can-ride rides on Thursday, Friday and Saturday this year. Don't forget to pre-purchase your carnival all-you-can-ride armband tickets at Doug's Paint and Body Shop, Blanchard Insurance, or Blanchard Town Hall for $15 in advance, or pay $18 at the gate on Thursday or $20 on Friday and Saturday for your armband. Watch for the carnival posters to go up.