It’s almost that time—time for the Twin Cities to GO BANANAS! It’s time to celebrate everything wonderful about our communities. This year’s festival will be full of memory making events for all ages.
Events are scheduled September 8-15, and we are asking you, once again to pledge your support.
2018 Top Banana memberships are being sold for $75/individual or $100/couples.
Members receive recognition in the Banana Festival souvenir programs, reserved seating to all concert events, the fashion show and bandstand seating for the parade, event special parking. Additionally, members receive complementary tickets to the Banana Ball.
The Banana Ball will be held Saturday, September 8 at 7 pm at Buck’s Celebration Center, featuring food, drinks and entertainment!!
Upon hearing that the twin cities are hosting a Banana Festival many reply with, “Why Bananas?” While it is true our weather is not conducive to growing bananas, the twin cities have had a great impact on bananas in the United States
In about 1880 the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad was the first to develop refrigerated cars. Suddenly those not living in tropical regions could have the same fruits year round that others enjoyed. Fulton, at the time, was home to a large railroad facility and became the redistribution point for the railroad because of its central location between New Orleans and Canada. The United Fruit Co, now Chiquita, began shipping bananas from South America by ship to New Orleans. The bananas were loaded onto railcars on top of 162 pound blocks of ice for the trip north. Fulton had the only ice house on the route north to Chicago. The bananas were ...read more
The 2019 Banana Festival "A Ton of Fun" T shirt pre orders are July 1, 2019 till July 26,2019. Contact Cory or Lori Edmison at 270-875-0963 or 270-875-0879 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre Orders can also be taken on the Banana Festival Facebook Page. Shirts will be sold during the week of the festival at the Ponotoc Building and at the Two Doors Down Boutique, Lake Street, downtown Fulton. Shirt sizes youth small-xlarge $10 each and adult sizes small-xlarge $12 and 2x and above are $15 each. Let's get festive and celebrate our town!