River Valley Festival Celebrates Locally Grown Soybean

Crews were putting the final touches on the new Mulberry City Park Friday (March 28) in preparation for the first ever Edamame Festival happening at the park Saturday (March 29).

The new park, located on Highway 64, features a playground, horseshoe pit, disc golf course and walking trails. This week, crews installed restroom facilities and a pavilion and bandstand paving the way for future concerts and performances in the park.

The Edamame Festival celebrates the success the town has seen after a plant opened in 2012 and farmers began growing the soybean in the River Valley.

The festival will include more than 30 vendors, helicopter rides, a mechanical bull and bounce arounds. Mayor Gary Baxter said there will be live entertainment, a pageant and various activities focused on giving people the “edamame experience.”

The festival will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.



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