the country are in Northwest Arkansas to celebrate one of the area’s largest industries. 40/29’s John Paul is live at Beaver Lake.. We’re here at the Bass Fishing Tournament one of the events scheduled for this year’s Poultry Festival This is the festival’s 55th year. Crews spent the day getting tents and events ready for today and Saturday happening at the John Q. Hammons Center and all around Northwest Arkansas to celebrate the poultry industry. Paulette Binkley/Poultry Federation WE HAVE PEOPLE COMING IN FROM ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES FOR THIS EVENT AND IT’S GETTING LARGER AND LARGER EACH YEAR. Tickets are still available for the BBQ cook-off contest and you can also participate in the silent auction—which raises money for scholarships. The Bass Tournament begins at 6:00… Live this morning, I’m John Paul. 40/29 News. Rodney Atkins will close out the festival Saturday night.