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Planning is underway for the 40th East Texas Poultry Festival presented by Farmers State Bank, which will take place October 6-8 on the historic downtown Center square, with co-chairmen, Jim Sawyer and Josh Payne, leading the steering committee. According to Polly McKissick Montemayor, Arts and Crafts Committee Chair, vendor applications are being accepted at the Shelby County Chamber office until Friday, August 12.  To receive an application and a copy of the guidelines call the Chamber office or go online at Gold Sponsors for the Festival are City of Center and Tyson Foods.
The fee for the rental of a 10' x 10' booth is $125.  Each booth includes a canopy and an electrical outlet.  Booths must be manned continuously during the hours of 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. all three days of the festival.  First time exhibitors are asked to send three color photographs showing merchandise that will be in the booth.  The Arts & Crafts committee will select the vendors based on the type and quality of merchandise and notify them of their selection on Wednesday, August 17.
For an application to be received by mail or electronically or questions, call Shelby County Chamber of Commerce 936-598-3682 or email

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