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Poke Sallet Festival
May 10, 2013 - May 12, 2013

Poke Sallet Festival

The 2013 Gainesboro Poke Sallet Festival will once again be on Mother's Day weekend. Gainesboro has a long history of celebrating our southern heritage by paying tribute to this unique aspect of our local cultural cuisine with cultural activities and local music.

Poke Sallet has been a part of life in the Cumberlands long before the white man set foot here. The natives used it for, among others things, one of the main ingredients of thier love potions. Many Civil War soildiers wrote letters to loved ones using ink made from "Poke Berries." In modern times much research around emerging cancer treatments center around the chemicals found in the Poke Weed plant. So the usefulnees of this noble plant continues into our day and beyond as no doubt new uses will be discovered for our beloved weed. Somethings are just hard to improve on.

Some of the activities include:
-Cross cut saw contest 
-Terrapin Race 
-Poke Sallet Eating Contest 
-Famous Outhouse Race 
-Many Many More  

For More Information

107 East Gore St.
Gainesboro, TN 38562

Phone: 931-268-0971
Website: http://www.pokesalletfest.com/index.html

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