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Miss Drumsticks Contestants, 1953
Miss Drumsticks Contestants, 1953 Photo: Ray Sizemore, Yeltsville, AR

Turkey Trot Festival

A major event of this 54-year-old festival, held the second Friday and Saturday in October in Yellville, is the National Wild Turkey Calling Contest, the oldest established contest of this kind in the U.S. Also included is a turkey release from the roof of the courthouse, a target shoot, Miss Drumsticks and Miss Turkey Trot pageants, a parade, a street dance, free entertainment, an arts and crafts show, a 5K run, a turkey dinner, and a National Wild Turkey Federation auction. Text, photographs, a videotape, programs, and souvenir T-shirts and buttons document the festival.

Originally submitted by: Tim Hutchinson, Senator.

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