Royal Bull Thistle Arts Festival

40th Anniversary

Saturday, August 5, 2017 beginning at 11:00 a.m.


Since 1977 a community festival of the arts including performances, arts and crafts sales, local food, children's activities and even an arm wrestling tournament has celebrated one of our most impressive natives - the Bull Thistle.  The Fayette Community Fine Arts Council supports the Festival as a vendor.  We encourage everyone to come out and join the fun.


This year's theme is “40 YEARS OF BULL”

There will be ARTS and CRAFTS for you to puruse and purchase

Also our annual Chicken BBQ, Milk Shake Stand, Lemonade and Bull Thistle Burgers will be available along with other food vendors for your eating pleasure.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: (times are approximate)

11:00 a.m. - The parade begins at the Nazarene Church on South Fayette Street and will proceed north on Fayette Street to Railroad St.

12:15 p.m. - Announcing of the Bull Thistle Prince, Princess, King and Queen and the Citizen of the Year
12:30 p.m. - Opening Ceremony for Park Activities


Ball Tournaments
Kiddie Rides
Inflatable maze


Emcee'd by Steve Snider

12:30 p.m. - Julie Cochran - Bag Pipes
1:00 p.m. - Bull Thistle Judging
1:15 p.m. - Coffee House Sampler performers:
Steve Snider
Phyllis Page
Kirk Beck and Mike McRobbie
2:00 p.m. - Announcing winners of parade float judging and bull
thistle competition
2:30 p.m. - BOB POGUE - 2017 Featured Performer
3:15 p.m. - Aubrie Calvin
3:30 p.m. - BOB POGUE - 2017 Featured Performer

PHANTOM FIREWORKS will be doing a display at Harrison Lake State Park at Dusk

August 6, 2017 ~ Community Church Service in Normal Grove at 10:30 a.m.



Bean Creek Reed Organ Festival

Returns in spring 2018

Fayette Festivals


Bullthistle Festival