36th Annual Wild Duck Festival

36th Annual Wild Duck Festival – October 12 & 13, 2018
Trumann Chamber of Commerce
Location: 16179 Pecan Grove Road

Get your Wild Duck Festival T-Shirts!  $10 for sizes up to XL; 2XL and larger $15.  Available now at the Chamber Office – 225 Hwy 463 N. Trumann



ADMISSION TO THE FESTIVAL IS FREE  (Ride Vendors charge for their rides -Pony Rides, Bounce Houses, Petting Zoo, Dunk Tank, Climbing Wall, etc.)


2017 we had 6,000 visitors!  We have a large midway of local organizations, food trucks, and vendors


Changes in Schedule in Red text
Thursday, October 11

9 am-12 pm; 1 – 3 pm  Commercial Food Vendors (ONLY) Setup



Friday, October 12

9 am-3 pm            General, Non-profit, and Local Vendor Setup


4 pm                         Ribbon Cutting – Welcome by Mayor & Other Leaders
4-9 pm                     Festival Opens: Midway Vendor Booths & Rides Opens

5-6 pm                    Musicians – Outdoor Stage (Open Mic; 15 minutes per person/group; bring guitars) – Schedule with Chamber of Commerce before event

6 pm                        Pickle Contest Entries due     Anything pickled is eligible (pickled okra, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, etc.)

6-7 pm                     RVH Christian Band – Outdoor Stage

7-9 pm                     Southern Express (formerly Wild River Band) – Outdoor Stage

6-8 pm                      Bingo (inside Trumann Recreational Complex – TRC) 
.                                     Antique Tractor drawn Hay Rides (sponsored by Poinsettia Club)
9 pm                          Festival Closes for the night

Saturday, October 13

9 am                           Parade line-up at Trumann Plaza (No fee to participate, contact Dennis Pankey, 870/227-1590)  
10 am          Duck Festival Parade (begins at Trumann Plaza [South Hwy 463] – ends at Trumann Recreation Complex [Pecan Grove Rd])  


9 am                           Festival Opens 2nd Day: Midway Vendor Booths & Pony Rides. Bounce Houses, Dunking Tank, Climbing Wall
9 am                           Pony Rides opens  
.                                    Push Pull Challenge (Sanctioned Weight Lifting Competition) – weigh in ( inside TRC) – Register on site, $60 per division  
10 – End                      Wild Duck Festival Softball Tournament: contact Gaylon Muse at 870/284-0481, or Laymon Moye 870/284-7017.
10 am                           Antique Auto Show & Contest (sponsored by Central Ford) – To enter call  Tony Fowler at 870/483-6451  

10-11:30 am             Greene Ryver Band – Outdoor Stage

11 am                         Fair Haven Farms Petting Zoo opens
11 am                         Entries for Homemade Pies, Cakes, and Cookies due
11 am                         Antique Tractor drawn Hay rides (sponsored by Poinsettia Club) 
11 am                          Bench Press/Deadlift Challenge (TRC)                           
12 Noon                    Pickle Eating Contest – Outdoor Stage
.                                    Announce Pickle Contest Winner
.                                    Announce Antique Auto Show Winners
1-3 pm                       Horseshoe Tournament (register on-site at Pavilion by horseshoe pits)  
1-2 pm                       Greene Ryver Band 
1 pm                            Announce Pie Contest Winner
2-4 pm       Duck Calling Contest (Sponsored by St. Francis Lake Assn) – Outdoor Stage ($10 registration fee, contact Terry Rollins Jr at 870/919-0986 or at their booth in the midway)
2:30 pm                      Announce Cake Contest Winner
3 pm                            Announce Cookie Contest Winner
4-6 pm                       Full Blown Insanity Band  
5 pm                            Announce Duck Calling Contest winner
6:00-9                        Flat Land Gospel Band  
6-8 pm                        Bingo – (Trumann Recreational Complex)  
9 pm                             Announce winner of $1,000 giveaway
9 pm                             Festival Closes


List of 2017 Vendors:


St. Francis Lake Association
Trumann Chamber of Commerce
Trumann Fine Arts Council
Bounce Brothers Entertainment
1st Assembly of God Youth
Rachel Walters Avon
Reagan Hill Gardens
Eastside Baptist Church
Central Ford
Trumann Church of God
Trumann Family Health Center
Kevin Molder – Poinsett County Sheriff
Johnny Rye – AR House of Representatives
American Legion
Willis Chapel Pentecostal Church
Salvation Ministries
Diamond Concessions
Three Rivers Healthcare & Rehabilitation
Stitch & Screen
Plunder Jewelry
Trumann Missionary Baptist
Paw Paw’s BBQ
Jones Snack Shack
Central Missionary Baptist
Lynn’s Place Shaved Ice
Higginbotham Family Dental
Arkansas Dental Clinic
Lighthouse Baptist Church
Fair Haven Farms (Petting Zoo)
Poinsettia Club
Pankey Hay Rides
Arkansas Game & Fish Commission
Miracle Kids Success Academy
Lucky Penny Flea Market
Premier Calls
Roger Morgan
First Baptist Church Women
P&J Flea Market
Trumann EMS
Trumann Fire Dept.
Donnie’s Pony Rides