The Vinton County Wild Turkey Festival Committee has released a preliminary schedule for the 37th Vinton County Wild Turkey Festival, which is expected to begin Thursday, May 5 and run through Sunday, May 8. This schedule is still in development, and changes are to be expected.


Thursday, May 5

5 p.m. – Festival Booths Open, Wally’s Midway Matinee opens. Ride armbands are one price.
Main Stage: Karaoke by Terry Shadler, Out of the Box Productions.
Karaoke Contests: Registration information to follow.

Friday, May 6
12 p.m. – Festival Booths Open.
5 p.m. – Wally’s Midway Rides Open.
6:30 p.m. – Introduction of the 2022 Vinton County Wild Turkey Festival Queen Contestants (Main Stage).
Main Stage Emcee: Carlin Hagerty.
Main Stage Entertainment:  Nashville Recording Artist Jess Kellie Adams.

Saturday, May 7
Wild Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk.
Wild Turkey Festival Cornhole Tournament.
12 p.m. – Festival Booths Open.
1 p.m. – Wally’s Midway Rides Open.
1 p.m. – Queen’s Luncheon at Central Elementary School (by Invitation).
1 p.m. – Thunder Roads Ohio Vintage & Custom Bike Show and Events (Part of the 2022 Championship Bike Show Series. Visit https://thunderroadsohio.us for registration and event information).
4:30 p.m. - Introduction of Visiting Fair and Festival Royalty (Main Stage).
6 p.m. – Grand Parade on the streets of McArthur.
7 p.m. – Crowning of the 2021 Vinton County Wild Turkey Festival Queen and Court (Main Stage).
Main Stage Emcee: Carlin Hagerty.
Main Stage Entertainment: Mr. Speed – Recognized three times as the "World's Best KISS Tribute Band!"

Sunday, May 8 – Kids’ Day
12 p.m. – Festival Booths Open, Wally’s Midway Rides Matinee. Ride armbands are one price.
12 p.m. – Wild Turkey Festival Car and Truck Show (Wescoat Memorial Library Parking Lot, East High St.).
12:30 p.m. – Little Miss Gobblerette and Little Mr. Gobbler Contest Winners Announced (Main Stage).
1 p.m. – Baby Contest, sponsored by WesBanco (Main Stage).
1 p.m. – Jungle Island Zoo’s Petting Zoo for Kids.
4 p.m. – Raffle Drawings.
5 p.m. - Festival Closes.