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Planning is underway for the 42nd East Texas Poultry Festival, presented by Farmers State Bank.  The Poultry Festival will be held October 4-6 on the historic downtown Center square, with chairmen Josh Payne, leading the steering committee. Arts and Crafts vendor applications are being accepted at the Shelby County Chamber office until Friday, August 10. 
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, Drewery Construction, Pilgrims Pride 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 Friday, August 18.
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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