The Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival takes place on the third Saturday of September and is located around the historic county courthouse in downtown California. Turkey drumsticks and ham sandwiches are the centerpieces of the festival which celebrates the two largest industries in town, Cargill Value Added Meats and Burger’s Smokehouse.

Events include a BBQ contest, antique and classic car show, crafts, the world’s largest turkey sub sandwich, three stages of live entertainment, 5K walk/run, a parade that boasts over 100 entries, an antique tractor show, lots of food, and so much more.