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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.

Thank you to our sponsors!

This free community event is only possible by the generous donations of businesses, foundations, organizations, and supporters. Contact to become a sponsor.


Each year the TXPHP Fest hosts some of the best music and entertainment in the region. This year's Matthew Clay, Jr. Memorial Concert will feature the People's Queen of Blues Diunna Greenleaf featuring Derwin Daniels.

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.

Download the Marketplace Application.

Early Bird registration rate ends April 15!