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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.

Sponsored by...

This free community event is only possible by the generous donations of businesses, foundations, organizations, and supporters.

To become a sponsor, contact

If you would like to make a donation to support this community event,

then click HERE.

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


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

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Joining Us?


Shankleville is on FM 1415 in Newton County between highways 63 & 87 near Jasper, Newton & Burkeville. Search "Shankleville" on Google Maps.

Parking is free!

Nearby Accommodations:

Newton is ~13 miles from Shankleville. Jasper is ~18 miles away.


 Book directly with the Holiday Inn Express in Jasper at (409) 384-8400 .

Be Prepared!

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.

Get in Touch

Interested in being a vendor for food or goods? Have questions about the festival? Would like to be a sponsor or donor? Then please contact us!

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