3rd International Cowpea Festival and Cookoff Happens September 13th
The International Cowpea Festival and Cook-Off is this Saturday, September 13th in Charleston Tennessee, just north of Cleveland.
Charleston Tennessee was once known as the Cowpea Capital of the United States and was the agricultural center for growing cowpeas. Types of cowpeas include black-eyed peas, field peas, crowder peas, southern peas, silver- and purple-hull peas and cream peas. There will be children's activities, music, crafts, games, and a cookoff featuring cowpeas as an integral ingredient.
The festival is free and open to the public. There is a fee for parking and to purchase a souvenir spoon if you want to taste the cook-off entries. Events begin at 10:00 am.