Emporia celebrating the return of the Twinkie with festival

Twinkie Festival

EMPORIA, Kansas – Emporia is celebrating the return of the Twinkie Monday with a festival.

The Twinkies Festival started at 11a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. in the west parking lot of the Flinthills Mall.

The festival includes a Twinkie eating contest, a song contest, followed by a costume contest.

Guests will be able to feast on free Twinkies or even try deep-fried Twinkies.

The festival is free and open to the public.

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