The Texas Purple Hull Pea Festival, or TXPHP Fest, is a celebration of history and culture, that includes walking tours and food, as well as contests, a kids' zone. Admission is free!
The TXPHP Fest started in 2014 to celebrate cultural traditions in agriculture and food related to the Deep East and Southeast Texas regions, more specifically the historic Texas Freedom Colony: Shankleville in Newton County.
Learn more about TXPHP Fest.
TX PHP Fest Marketplace
We're looking for vendors to participate in the TX PHP Fest Marketplace. Food, jewelry, clothing, wood work, iron work, art and crafts, and much more.
Interested in becoming a vendor? Email email@example.com.
The TXPHP Fest hosts a family-friendly environment for all generations to enjoy.
Historic tours of the Addie & A.T. Odom Homestead, the Shankleville Community Cemeteries, & infamous spring of Jim & Winnie Shankles' love story
Purple Hull Pea Contests - Pea picking & shelling peas
Kid Zone includes arts, crafts, games, & a bounce house
Shankleville is on FM 1415 in Newton County between highways 63 & 87 near Jasper, Newton & Burkeville. Search "Shankleville" on Google Maps.
Parking is free!
Newton is ~13 miles from Shankleville. Jasper is ~18 miles away.
Book directly with the Holiday Inn Express in Jasper at (409) 384-8400 .
It is hot & humid in June. Bring hats, water, personal fans, & wear light clothing. If you plan to take a tour, wear sturdy shoes. Feel free to bring umbrellas, lawn chairs & blankets to make the day comfortable. A cooling station will be available on-site.