As you may already know, one of the highlights of the Poke Salad Festival is the Parade, hosted by Blanchard's own "Lovable" Larry Ryan, which travels through downtown Blanchard on Saturday May 14th, starting at 10:00 AM in front of Blanchard Elementary School. This year our Grand Marshal is (To Be Determined). We always have great participation and creative ideas, sponsored by Doug's Paint and Body Shop.
All groups, teams, and businesses are invited to participate. Car clubs and any other group or individual wishing to be in the parade are welcome.
For parade registration, please complete the Parade Entry Form. If you have any additional questions please contact Jessica Blackwell @
For map and additional information, see the Parade page.
The Poke Salad Festival Treasure Hunt starts on Monday, May 9th with clues being announced daily in the newspaper, on the radio, at Doug's Paint & Body Shop, Blanchard Insurance, Blanchard Town Hall, and by 8:00 A.M. here on the Treasure Hunt page.
The $1,000 prize is sponsored by long-time Poke Salad Festival supporter, Doug's Paint & Body Shop.