33rd Annual Poke Salat Festival

Friday May 19, 2017 2 pm - 10 pm
Saturday May 20, 2017 10 am - 10 pm

Vendors open until 7:30 pm

Food Court and Entertainment until 10 pm
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33rd Annual Poke Salat Festival

The 33rd Annual Poke Salat Festival will be held on Friday May 19th and Saturday May 20th, 2017. One of the longest running Festivals held in North Alabama, The Poke Salat Festival fills the streets of Downtown Arab with vendors, food trucks and interactive games.1st Ave NW becomes Artisan Avenue for the two days, hosting all artisans and crafters. Vendors must exhibit 100% handmade items to be considered for Artisan Avenue.
Civic Groups, school groups, churches, clubs and organizations, businesses, and more are set up to show off their wares, sell raffle tickets and give out information about their groups. We have representatives from a variety of direct sales companies also - so you'll get a chance to find out more about their companies - all in one spot instead of having to attend a multitude of in home parties!
The Poke Salat Food court is located on 1st Street NW - right by the courtyard that houses our public bathrooms (no porta potties here!).
You can choose from a variety of foods including BBQ, Gumbo, Burgers, Philly Cheese Steaks, Polish Sausage, Hot Dogs, Lemonade, Funnel Cakes, Sundaes, Sno Cones and of course Poke Salat. The tasty treat will be available at Q&A Concessions and the L'Rancho Cafe on Main Street.

The deadline to apply for the 2017 Festival has passed. We are accepting late applications with a late fee as long as space remains. If you are interested in exhibiting, please contact

This year's vendors include:

Wallace Turman
Turman PotteryWill be making pottery while you watch

Rick Armstrong
Shoreline Art

Randy Boatright
Creative Woodworks

Stephanie Bonner
German Wagon replicas

Amy Kanaday
ALK Creamy Delight Soaps

Jadhya Al Thani
Full Seam Ahead/Beaded Things

Tim Alverson
Clearwater Knives

Crystal Hutchins
Nature's Lather

Cindy Jones
Aggie's Art Paper Crafts

Cynthia Malone
Cat's Eye Crafts

Tangela & Terry Conkle
Wild Acres Homestead Bath Products

Diane Williams
Crochet, Floral, & Wood items

Frankie Greer

Lana Freeman
Luna Faire Candles
Chick' Pick'n Designs Guitar Pick Jewelry

Kim Johnson
Backyard Creations
Comic Book Art, repurposed furniture

Robert & Mary Posey
Get Lit Candles
Candles made in wine bottles

Alison Hammons
Mason State Outfitters
T-shirts and Pillows

Arab Youth Athletics
Raffle - Yeti Tundra 35

God's Feral Felines
Non Profit Information & fundraising

Bonnie Strickland
Boutique Clothing

Lisa Bath
Love those Lips by Lisa - Lipsense

Jerry Browning
Fundraising for Arab Dog Park
Demonstrations by SPOT: South Paw Obedience Training

Jennifer Childress

Donnie Key & Chris Brown
Old American Life Insurance

Brenda Franks

Rhonda Guger

Sarah Holt
Pink Zebra Pampering Products

Josh Link
Cricket Wireless

Jill Roy
Heritage Antiques & Gifts

Kelly Gamble

Karen Saint
Wind Chimes & Clothes

Sharon Smith
Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses

Linda Smith
Fried Pies & Cakes

Leaffilter North
Business information

Main Street Medical

Betty Jean O'Barr
Young Living Essential Oils

Savannah Pennington
SP Southern Pearls/Vantel Pearls
Choose a necklace and open an oyster to get your pearl

Rob Austin
Alfa Insurance

Renee Hoffman
Emilie's Closet Boutique

Sandra Holland
Bows & Such
Light up toys & more

Marshall County Democratic Party
Information & Voter Registration

Brittany Sanford
Perfectly Posh

Wendy Sims
Real Time Pain Relief

Miranda Spurling
A Manic Mustard Seed
oil bracelets & signs

Arab High School Art Department
Student Artists displaying & selling art work
Street Painting fundraiser

Arab High School Robotics
Demonstrations of latest robot

Sons of the Confederate Soldiers
Set up encampments for you to view!

Sam Spivey
Metal yard art & Home Decor

Thomas Kober
Reptiles & Turtles

Ashley Terral

Paula Joslin
B-Team Angels Fundraiser

Arab Animal Shelter Volunteers
Pet Parade & Fundraising

Monster Water Balls
Water Balls & Bungee Jump

JC Stephens Enterprises
Kids Games - Prize Every Time
Basket Ball and Balloon Pop

and more!


Q & A Concessions
Philly Cheese Steaks
Polish Sausage Dogs
Poke Salat

Dixieland BBQ
Boston Butt & Chicken BBQ
Baked Beans
Slaw & Tater Salad

Woogie Iron Pot Vittles
Shrimp Po Boy

Dixie Dogs
Hot Dogs

Flat Top Grill
Chicken Fingers & Fries
Fried Pickles
Funnel Cakes


More Information:

Entertainment Schedule of Events


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