Thursday, October 17, 2019
6:00 PM Literary/Culinary Mash-Up Welcome Dinner at Belmont Plantation - Sold Out
Friday, October 18, 2019
10:00 AM Literary/Culinary Mash-Up Panel Discussion and Luncheon - Sold Out
3:15 PM Mississippi Writers Trail - Marker Unveiling at E.E. Bass for Shelby Foote & Walker Percy
6:00 PM Friday Night concerts start
- The Good Paper of the Reverend Rob Mortimer at Downtown Grille
- Kern Pratt at Greenville Inn and Suites
Saturday, October 19, 2019
9:00 AM Festival Opens.
9:15 AM Chuck Jordan Delta Hot Tamale Festival Parade (Washington Avenue).
9:45 AM Welcome from Mayor Errick D. Simmons (Main Stage, Stein Mart Square).
Presentation of 2019 Royalty (Main Stage, Stein Mart Square).
10:00 AM Hot Tamale Cooking Contest Begins.
10:30 AM Celebrity Chef Competition (Main Stage, Stein Mart Square).
11:30 AM Music Starts on Street Stages.
Infinite Concepts Hot Tamale Eating Contest (Main Stage, Stein Mart Square).
12:15 PM Announcement of Pageant Winners (Main Stage, Stein Mart Square).
1:00 PM Announcement of Cooking Contest Winners (Main Stage, Stein Mart Square).
Unveiling of Country Music Trail Marker (Jim's Cafe Stage)
1:15 PM Musical Entertainment Begins on Main Stage (Stein Mart Square).
4:00 PM Vendors May Begin to Tear Down
Jim's Cafe Stage
Planter's Bank Stage
12:00 - 1:00 Raymond Longoria
1:00 - 1:20 Unveiling of Country Music Trail Marker
1:30 - 2:30 Ron Ethridge
2:40 - 3:40 Delta String Band
3:50 - 5:00 Terry "Harmonica" Beans
1:00 - 1:45 Ferd Moyse
1:55 - 3:05 Gravy
3:20 - 4:40 Ray Boudreaux
5:00 - 6:20 Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights
11:30 - 12:30 Jazz Persuasion
12:45 - 2:00 Michael Dennis
2:20 - 3:40 Pharm Truck
3:50 - 5:00 Aubry Holman