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Planning is underway for the 37th East Texas Poultry Festival, which will take place October 3-5 on the downtown Center square with co-chairmen Jim Sawyer and Hollie Adams leading the steering committee. According to Polly McKissick, Arts and Crafts vendor applications are being accepted at the Shelby County Chamber office until Friday, August 30.

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 representative merchandise.  At the deadline, the Arts & Crafts committee will select the vendors based on the type and quality of merchandise and notify them of their selection.

The festival season will also include the traditional Chicken Cooking Contest sponsored by Tyson Foods, a Photography Show and a Quilt Show open to all citizens. Everyone is encouraged to get their entries ready.

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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