Annual Pecan Bonanza scheduled in Pulaski

The sixth annual Pulaski Pecan Bonanza is scheduled to take place Saturday, Oct. 20. 

The event will be at the Pulaski County Fairgrounds in Pulaski. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Entry and parking will be free. Each person who attends will be able to enter a $25 gas gift certificate giveaway to Terry’s Fuel and Service.

The day is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. with a special recipe pecan pancake breakfast with Ma Rogan’s homemade pecan syrup and a choice of sides. 

Rex Wilburn will have pork and chicken barbeque. Advanced orders for barbequed pork butts are available for $30. 

Pulled pork and chicken dinners will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

A pecan bakeoff is planned. Those who want to participate must register their pecan dish by 10:30 a.m. There is no entry fee. Winners will be chosen by most votes. 

A Pecan Beauty Pageant is set for 11 a.m. 

A Pecan Parade is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. in downtown Pulaski. 

The fairgrounds will feature various vendors with their own pecan specialties. 

Pecan bingo will feature cracked pecan shells for markers. Games will be played from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Entertainment under a pavilion is planned from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. A variety of local talent will be featured, including the Rev. Alice Rogan, the Gospel Crusaders and other groups to be scheduled. 

A Pecan KidZone will offer a petting zoo, bounce house, pumpkin decorating, horseshoes, rock painting, face painting and pecan themed games directed by Meridian’s FFA. All-day passes will be available for $5 each. 

The Gazette-Democrat

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