Lots ‘on the line’ this week during 2023 Banana Festival in the Twin Cities!

September 13, 2023

The 2023 Banana Festival continues today, Wed., Sept. 13 through Sat., Sept. 16 in the Twin Cities of Fulton, Ky. and South Fulton, Tenn.

On Wed., Sept. 13, beginning at 3:30 p.m., Faith and Family Night festivities begin in Fulton’s Pontotoc Park and South Fulton’s Unity Park. At 5 p.m., Tyson will provide a free meal to the community and from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., a Chalk Art contest will be underway at South Fulton’s Unity Park walking trail.

The Kiddie Parade begins at 6 p.m., and at 7 p.m., free entertainment will be provided for the Faith and Family Night event.

The Banana Cabana will be open from 5-9 p.m. inside the Pontotoc Park Community Center, for Banana Festival merchandise.

On Thurs., Sept. 14, at 9 a.m., a special free event just for area senior citizens will take place at the Pontotoc Community Center.

At 5 p.m., a Hot Wheels Derby will be held at First Community Bank of the Heartland, on Broadway in South Fulton and at 7 p.m., the 2023 Fulton’s Got Talent competition will be underway on the Unity Park stage.

The Banana Cabana will be open for festival purchases from 5-9 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 15, a free Health Fair is underway from 9-11 a.m. at Fulton First Baptist Church Family Life Center, with vendors set up on Vendor Row, downtown Fulton.

At 6 p.m., the 2022 Fulton’s Got Talent winner, Madison Scott, will perform in free concert on the Unity Park stage and at 7:30 p.m., the headliner, Parmalee, will take the stage for a free concert.

Saturday, Sept. 16 is a full day of fun, with the Rotary Club Car Show registration from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., the Kiwanis Club Cornhole tournament underway at the Walnut Street Fulton Farmers Market at 9 a.m. and the Banana Eating contest to be set for 10 a.m. at the Lake Street Bandstand.

Banana Brawl wrestling is scheduled for 11 a.m. downtown and the Doggy pageant will held on the Pontotoc Park stage at 2 p.m., registration at 1:30 p.m.

At 4 p.m., the Lions Club Grande Parade will begin on Broadway in South Fulton, onto Lake Street, with the famous one-ton Banana Pudding to be served following the parade adjacent to Pontotoc Park.

At 5:30 p.m., the 2023 winner of Fulton’s Got Talent will take the stage at Unity Park, followed by local band, Ethan Torsak at 6:20 p.m., Alexis Wilkins at 7:40 p.m. and headliner Raelynn at 8:30 p.m., all in free concert on the Unity Park stage.

Vendors, kids’ activities, the Kayser Dunking Booth to benefit the Fulton Dog Pound, and festival merchandise sales will be ongoing throughout the day and evening.

For more information, visit www.thebananafestival.com, or call Fulton Tourism Commission at 270-472-9000.