Posted by: Weakley County, Tennessee | November 21, 2014

Christmas in Weakley County – 2014

It’s almost Christmas in
Weakley County, Tennessee!
Get all of your local & hometown
Christmas events here!

TOWN/EVENT                                          CONTACT #


Dresden Christmas Open House
Sunday, November 23, 1 – 5 pm …………………………………………….364-2270

Tree Lighting Ceremony
Sunday, November 23, 5 pm  ……………………………………………….364-2270

Weakley County Office on Aging / Dresden Senior Center Christmas Open House
Wednesday, December 10, 12 – 1 pm…………………………………….364-5678

First State Open House
Friday, December 12, 10 am – 2 pm ………………………………………364-3131

Christmas Eve Service at First United Methodist Church
Wednesday, December 24, 5 pm …………………………………………..364-2419


Hometown Christmas
Saturday, December 6 …………………………………………………………..648-5547

Bank of Gleason Christmas Open House
Monday, December 22, 9 am – noon ……………………………………….. 648-5506


Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 29 ………………………………………………………..235-2330

First State Open House
Friday, December 12, 10 am – 2 pm………………………………………….235-2690

Greenfield Banking Company Open House
Friday, December 19, 9 am – 5 pm……………………………………………235-2207

Santa at Greenfield Banking Company
Friday, December 19, 3 pm – 5 pm ……………………………………………235-2207


First State Open House
Friday, December 12, 10 am – 2 pm …………………………………………..456-2613


Reading Railroad Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 6, 9 am – 10:30 am ……………………………………587-3148

C.E. Weldon Public Library Christmas Open House
Saturday, December 6, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm …………………………………587-3148

Annual Country Christmas Bazaar at St. Jude Catholic Church
Saturday, December 6, 8 am – 3 pm ………………………………………….587-9777

Historic Downtown Christmas Open House
Saturday, December 6, 5 – 8 pm ………………………………………………..587-3126

Santa Arrives at Festival Park
Saturday, December 6, 6 pm ……………………………………………………..587-3126

Tree Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, December 6, 6 pm …………………………………………………….587-3126

Annual Kiwanis Christmas Parade
Monday, December 8, 7 pm ……………………………………………………….225-0310

Santa’s Village at Ned McWherter Ag Complex
Thursday – Sunday, December 11 – 14  ………………………………………587-6784

First State Open House
Friday, December 12, 10 am – 2 pm …………………………………………….587-9561

Rotary Club Ham Breakfast
Saturday, December 13, 6 – 11 am ………………………………………………588-1295

Regions Bank Christmas Open House
Thursday, December 18, 10 am – 2 pm ………………………………………..587-3131

Reelfoot Bank Christmas Open House
Friday, December 19, 10 am – 2 pm ……………………………………………..587-5373

Martin City Hall Christmas Open House
Monday, December 22, 1 – 6 pm ………………………………………………….587-3126

Historic Downtown Martin Noel Night
Monday, December 22, 4 pm – 8 pm …………………………………………….587-3126

Posted by: Weakley County, Tennessee | September 15, 2014

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Posted by: Weakley County, Tennessee | September 10, 2014

2014 Banana Festival – South Fulton, TN/Fulton, KY

Can’t get enough festivals? Try Weakley County’s neighboring Fulton County’s Banana Festival! It’s a blast!

SEPTEMBER 13-20, 2014

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014:

10am – 5pm – Drop off Pictures at Brooks Chapel –410 Lake Street
7:00 p.m. – Banana Ball/Top Banana Recognition, Buck’s Celebration Center – $100/couple or $75/person- Sponsored by various individuals and Businesses

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014:

1:00 p.m. –  Miss  Banana Pageants ages (0-19 years), Fulton High School – $25
1-5 pm – Drop off Pictures for Photography Contest – Deadline 5pm – Brooks Chapel Lake Street

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014:

1-5 pm – View Photographs from Photo Contest, Brooks Chapel,410  Lake Street
4:45p.m. – Cutoff for Entries into Banana Bonnet Contest
5:00 p.m. – Banana Bonnet Contest, The Keg Bar & Grill
5:00 p.m. Store Front Decorating Contest Judging,
12:00 p.m. -Light Pole Competition Judging, Downtown – $25/pole
6:00 p.m. – Fashion Show, Buck’s Celebration Center-$20/ticket available at Cissy’s & The Leader Store before September 8th   Buy a Table for 8 for $150! NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AFTER SEPT. 8th

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014:

School Art Contest at Fulton City and South Fulton Schools,  Sponsored by Fulton Family Connection & Fulton/South Fulton Chamber of Commerce
11-5 pm – View Photographs from Photo Contest, Brooks Chapel – Lake Street
6:00 p.m. – Bunco, The Keg Bar & Grill – $10/ticket

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014:

11-5 pm – View Photographs from Photo Contest, Brooks Chapel – Lake Street
5:00 – 10 pm  Carnival
5:00 p.m. – Greased Pig Contest, Lot at Corner of Washington and Main Streets (former Huddleston’s)
5:45- Announce Winners of the Photo Contest
6:00-7:30 p.m.- Faith & Family Night – Sponsored by Twin Cities area churches, Pontotoc Stage, SFBC if Rains

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014:

9:00 a.m. – Vendors, Downtown
9:00 a.m. – Senior Citizens Rook Tournament, Senior Citizens Center
11-5 pm – View Photographs from Photo Contest, Brooks Chapel – Lake Street
5:00 p.m. – Church Bean Supper, Pontotoc Building – Sponsored by Pentecostal Church – $4/plate
5:00-10:00 p.m. – Carnival, Behind Fulton Post Office (ticket booth)
6:00 p.m. – Kiddie Parade, Downtown
7:00 p.m. – Children’s Olympics – Pontotoc
8:00-11:00 pm –27B Stroke 6– Grand Stage – Pontotoc Park

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014:

7:30-9:00 a.m. Banana Bake-off entry drop off times, Senior Citizens Center
9:00 a.m. Banana Bake-off judging begins, Senior Citizens Center
8:00-10:00 a.m. – Health Fair – Sponsored by Parkway Regional Hospital, Pontotoc Building
9:00 a.m. – Vendors, Downtown
11am –5 pm – View Photographs from Photo Contest, Brooks Chapel – Lake Street
11:00a.m. – 9:00 p..m.- Senior Citizens Concessions/ Fundraiser, Senior Citizens Center
5:00 p.m. – Banana Split Eating Contest @ Seven Coffee Shop on Lake St
5:00p.m.-10:00 p.m. Carnival, Behind Fulton Post Office (ticket booth)
6:00 Bar-B-Que on Broadway South Fulton Municipal Complex.
6:30 p.m. – Fulton’s Got Talent, Grand Stage, Pontotoc Park
9-12 – Street Dance – First State Bank Parking Lot South Fulton
9:30 p.m. –Olivia Faye, 2013 Fulton’s Got Talent Winner, Grand Stage- Pontotoc Park

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014:

7:30-11:30 a.m. – Fulton/South Fulton Rotary Club Car Show Entry Registration, Downtown – $20-$25
8:00 a.m. – Rotary Car Show, Downtown
7:30 a.m. – 5-K Color Run Registration – Fulton Public Library – $20 pre-reg.; $10 for fun run
8:00 a.m. – 5-K Color Run Gun Shot Start – Fulton Public Library
9:00 a.m. – Vendors, Downtown
9:00 am – Registration begins for Cornhole
9:00 a.m. – Pistol Shoot – Sponsored by Fulton Police Department, Police Dept. Firing Range – $20/class
10am-3 pm – View Photographs from Photo Contest, Brooks Chapel – Lake Street
9:00 a.m. – 1 Mile Fun Run(Children 10 & under Fulton Public Library – $10 pre-reg, $13 late reg
10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Senior Citizens Concessions/ Fundraiser, Senior Citizens Center
10:00 a.m. – Cornhole Tournament – Bucks Celebration Center – $30/team
12:00 pm   –  Doggy Beauty Pageant, Pontotoc Stage
12:00-11:00 p.m. Carnival, Behind Fulton Post Office (ticket booth)
1:00 p.m. – Banana Brawl Wrestling, across from Pontotoc Park in South Fulton, TN
3:30 Bar-B-Que on Broadway winners announced
5:00 p.m. – Grand Parade, Downtown
Free Banana Pudding, Downtown after Grand Parade
7:30 p.m. – Fulton’s Got Talent Winner Performance, Grand Stage Pontotoc Park
8:00 p.m. – Tracy Lawrence Concert – Grand Stage- Pontotoc Park

Events are FREE to the public unless fee is noted on Schedule.

All events are sponsored by Fulton Tourism Commission and noted local businesses.

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Posted by: Weakley County, Tennessee | September 10, 2014

2014 Doodle Soup Festival, Bradford, TN

If you can’t get enough of festivals, try Weakley County’s neighbor Gibson County, and join in the fun at the Doodle Soup Festival in Bradford, TN!
Here’s the full lineup of events that will be happening there!

SEPTEMBER 10 – 13, 2014

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Community Wide Church Service, 7:00 at the Methodist Church, Bradford.

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Woman-less Beauty Review, 6:30 at the Bradford Elementary Gym – Open to all  –  Entry forms at the High School or at the door. Sponsored by the Bradford High School Baseball team.

Saturday,  Sept. 13, 2014

JUMPER FOR THE KIDS – Jessica Henson – 420-0022

Doodle Soup Fun Run
5 K run. Registration –  7:00 a.m. ,  Pre-registration call Tabitha Wendt (731) 613-1231

Flea Market/Yard Sale –  (downtown) call Becky Horner (731) 613-1128 or Cathy Wheeler (731) 697-8297

Pancake Breakfast, 8:00 a.m. at the Bradford Senior Center – (731) 742-2891

Art Show, Quilt Show, Puzzle Show and Silent Auction,
Doodle Soup Parade, 10:00 a.m.

DOODLE SOUP served at 11:00 after the parade. (At the Lion Pavilion)

LAWN MOWER RACE……..11:00 contact Crockett Walter 414-3787
3 on 3 Basketball Tournament at 12:30 in the High School Gym
Men’s Divisions: 13-18, 19-30 and 31 and up.
Co-ed Division: all ages (must have at least one female) Single Elimination
1st and 2nd place winners receive trophies
Concessions available.
Entry fee:$30.00 per team
Admission $1.00
Entry forms available in the BHS office or online:
Contact Meredith Jacobs(731)420-5133

Corn Hole Contest. Contact Jessica Henson…..420-0022

Dog Show at 3:00 under the Trees, Michelle Kirk 697-8298 or Cathy Wheeler 697-8297

CAKE WALK at 4:00 … All cakes donated can be brought to the Lion’s Kitchen..

SINGING at 5:00 (Downtown)

Corn Hole Contest. 6:00 Contact Jessica Henson on Facebook


Times and events are subject to change or cancellation.
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Posted by: Weakley County, Tennessee | September 5, 2014

2014 Greenfield Fire Prevention Festival Schedule

October 6-11, 2014:

The 26th Annual Fire Prevention Festival
Greenfield, Tennessee

You saw it here first!
Scroll down for the full schedule of events!

This year, the Grand Marshal will be the Vietnam Veterans from the 1963-1975 Conflict. We want to honor and welcome home the Veterans from Greenfield who were born, raised, and went to school in Greenfield. We want to thank them for their service to our community and to our country. Any Veteran who would like to ride in the parade, please contact the Greenfield Fire Department at 731-235-2645 and leave a message so that we may register you for that day.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
*  Senior Citizens Center Chili Luncheon at Park Pavilion. Menu will be chili, dessert, and drink for $6.00.  Contact is Billy Godwin: 731-235-2815.  Donations will be accepted for a country ham to be given away on Saturday, October 11 at noon.  Chances are $1.00 each. All money goes to the Nutrition Site and Senior Citizens Center.

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
*  Greenfield Booster Club to selling BBQ sandwiches in the middle block.

3:00 p.m.  – 11:00 p.m.
*  Popes Concessions will be open Tuesday, October 6th through Saturday, October 11th, from 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.  They will have cotton candy, sausages, corndogs, burgers, etc.  Come on by!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
* Fire Prevention Festival Kick-off Breakfast at the Greenfield City Park Pavilion
Sponsored by New Involvement Club. Enjoy country ham, eggs, homemade biscuits and gravy, coffee and juice with all proceeds to go to American Cancer Society. Advance tickets are available. Contact: Opal Tharpe at 731-588-3899, or Elaine McDonald at 731-571-1368

3:00 p.m.  – 11:00 p.m.
*  Popes Concessions will be open Tuesday, October 6th through Saturday, October 11th, from 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.  They will have cotton candy, sausages, corndogs, burgers, etc.  Come on by!

Wednesday Night (Tentatively)
*  Popes Concessions and rides will be setup in the middle block with rides for the kids and family.  They will be open tentatively Wednesday through Saturday Night.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. -
*  The Greenfield Fire Department will be sponsoring a spaghetti supper – $7.00 per plate.  Supper will be held at the Greenfield Elementary School Cafeteria. Fundraiser proceed to be used to buy equipment.  Contact is Ray Ann Dudley at 731-235-3803 or any member of the Fire Department

3:00 p.m.  – 11:00 p.m.
*  Popes Concessions will be open Tuesday, October 6th through Saturday, October 11th, from 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.  They will have cotton candy, sausages, corndogs, burgers, etc.  Come on by!

Thursday Night (Tentatively)
*  Popes Concessions and rides will be setup in the middle block with rides for the kids and family.  They will be open tentatively Wednesday through Saturday Night.
You must bring 3 or more canned goods to get a $7.00 price for armbands.
This special price has been partially paid for by donations from the merchant community of Greenfield. The canned goods will go towards Sacks Food Pantry, a community sponsored outreach providing food for needy families in the Greenfield area.  The pantry is a member agency of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee in Nashville and RIFA Food Bank in Jackson, Tennessee.  Sacks Food Pantry operates out of Sacks Thrift Avenue (resale shop), 2161 N. Meridian Street, Greenfield and is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 to 5.  For more info, contact Wendell Jellison at 731-514-6397.


Friday, October 10, 2014

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
* Rotary Club Porkchop Dinner, held at the Greenfield School Cafeteria. To go orders available. Contact any Rotarian for info.

3:00 p.m.  – 11:00 p.m.
*  Popes Concessions will be open Tuesday, October 6th through Saturday, October 11th, from 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.  They will have cotton candy, sausages, corndogs, burgers, etc.  Come on by!

Friday Night (Tentatively)
*  Popes Concessions and rides will be setup in the middle block with rides for the kids and family.  They will be open tentatively Wednesday through Saturday Night.  Friday night armband price is $10.00 per person.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Concessions will be available by the Greenfield Booster Club and Meridian Church. The Greenfield Booster Club will be selling Bar-B-Que by the pound. Located on the corner across from the Greenfield Banking Co.

7:00 a.m. -
*  Vendor set up at the Greenfield Fire Station and on streets
*  Registration for 5K Run begins under American Flag in front of Greenfield Banking Co.

8:00 a.m. -
*  Annual 5K Run will begin at 8:00 a.m. in front of Greenfield Banking Co. under the American Flag with registration beginning at 7:00 a.m.  For more info, contact is Keith Tucker at 731-235-9027. Entry fee is $20. T-shirts for all participant runners. 1st place trophies for overall male and female, 1st place trophies for master male and female, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each age group. Age groups in 5 year increments.  All proceeds go toward Project Graduation.
*  12th Annual Arts and Crafts Show held at the Mini-Park and in the middle block downtown Greenfield.  Set-up Saturday by 8:00 a.m., October 11. Space is limited. Reservations : call Greenfield Banking Co. at 731-235-2207 and  ask for Alice Ann Yeargin. There is no fee for booth space. No provisions for bad weather. Vendors are not allowed under awning.

9:00 a.m. -
*  Open House begins at Greenfield Fire Station with Antique Fire Trucks Display.  Children can meet Smokey the Bear, Fire Pup, and take free fire truck rides.
*  All exhibits  and displays open
*  Various groups and organization bake sales on Front Street
*  Greenfield merchants sidewalk sale
*  Finger printing of  children for ages 1 – 12 years:
Conducted by the TN Masons Lodge #159, and assisted by Weakley County Sheriff’s Department and TNCHIP Program
*  LIFELINE Blood Mobile 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Free blood pressure checks on the blood mobile.
*  Air EVAC helicopter arrives
*  Dr. Nathan Porter Library Used Book Sale until 1:00 p.m.
*  Tennessee National Guard 1171st Trans. Co. / 230th Engineering Battalion Pedal Car Display
*  Hospital Wing Helicopter from Memphis on display until 12 noon.
*  Carnival in the south block with rides for all ages.

10:00 a.m.  -
*  K-9  Demo Tennessee State Bomb and Arson will demonstrate their skills.  Unit will Display their Equipment.
*  Princess Tea Party from 10 – 11 a.m. in the Greenfield Community Room —  This event is for ages 4-8 years. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is required at Greenfield City Hall. There are only 30 spots available. This event is sponsored by Mayor Cindy McAdams.
*  Fire truck rides in middle block

10:30 a.m.  -
*  Madison County Fire Department  Display and demonstrate Rescue 5

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. -
*  Meridian Church will have a hamburger meal for cost of $6.00. They will be located in the middle block. Contact is Sherman Perry: 731-514-6783

11:00 a.m.
*  Hospital Wing arrives and Air EVAC departs

11:15 a.m.
*  Bag Pipes play in front of Greenfield Fire Station

11:30 a.m.
*  Emergency drivers meeting in front of station.   All apparatus drivers need to attend.

12:00 noon
*  Drawing for Country Ham Giveaway, Greenfield Senior Citizens Center (from October 7 Luncheon)
*  Parade line up on Evergreen Street, starting at Greenfield Products Road headed south along the west side of the street.  (Right side of street.) This is for General Public.  Invitations extended to all floats, cars, trucks, horses, and walking entries. All four wheelers and ATVs will only be allowed if the driver is 18 years of age or older.  Bagpipe Band will perform during the parade.  For more info, contact Elaina Miller or Lorre Stout at Greenfield Banking Co. – 731-235-2207.  If you have questions about horse entries, call Danny Powell at 731-235-3997.  You will be required to have a negative Coggins test to put your livestock in the parade.

12:30 p.m.
*  All Emergency Apparatus leave for Parade line up.

1:00 p.m.
*  Parade starts

3:00 p.m.  – 11:00 p.m.
*  Popes Concessions will be open Tuesday, October 6th through Saturday, October 11th, from 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.  They will have cotton candy, sausages, corndogs, burgers, etc.  Come on by!

5:00 p.m.  – 7:00 p.m.
*  Relay for Life Dinner in center block.

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
*  Relay for Life Luminary and Torch of Hope Service – Rescheduled from cancellation in June.  Contact is Diane Croom or any Relay team member.

9:00 p.m.
*  Fireworks display can be viewed looking North on Front Street. Look toward water tower.

Saturday Night (Tentatively)
*  Popes Concessions and rides will be setup in the middle block with rides for the kids and family.  They will be open tentatively Wednesday through Saturday Night.

ALL INTERESTED VENDORS:  Please click here for the Vendor Letter from Chairman Bob Dudley

ALL EMERGENCY PERSONNEL PLANNING TO ATTEND:  Please click here and respond by 9-26-14

More events will be added to this schedule as they become available.

Posted by: Weakley County, Tennessee | September 4, 2014

2014 CornFest – Obion County

Get the 2014 Obion County CornFest schedule here!

September 6, 2014

CornFest Beauty Pageants
Held at the Capitol Theatre on First Street in Union City.

Baby Miss CornFest:  10 a.m.
Tiny Miss CornFest:  10:30 a.m.
Petite Miss CornFest: 11:00 a.m.
Little Miss CornFest: 11:30 a.m.
Young Miss CornFest:  12:30 p.m.
Junior Miss CornFest:  1:00 p.m.
Miss CornFest:  2:00 p.m.
For more information, call 731-446-6470

September 9, 2014

Library Kids Concert in the Park: Music By Cowboy Dan
6:00 p.m. @ Obion County Public Library

CornFest Four-Man Golf Scramble
1:00 p.m. @ Wynridge Golf Club, $25 per golfer.
More info: Call 731-536-5565

September 10, 2014

Pride of Obion County Luncheon
12:00 noon @ Second Baptist Church
This annual event recognizes and honors outstanding leaders and local heroes for their leadership, community involvement, dedication to growth and development, and overall contribution to Obion County. More info: 731-431-8132

September 11, 2014

Master Gardener Luncheon
12:00 noon @ Soleil Garden Center

CornFest Chalk Art Contest
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. @ Merchants Park
Free for children ages K-12.
More info: 731-886-8799

CornFest Parade
5:30 p.m. More info: 270-331-3021

September 12, 2014

CornFest Fashion Show and Lunch
11:30 a.m. @ Obion County Senior Citizens Center
622 South Depot Street, Union City, TN
Celebrate CornFest with a lunch and fall fashion show.
Tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling: 731-571-2216

BBQ Cook Off
Begins @ 11:30 a.m., Kiwanis Park
More info: 731-886-4700

September 13, 2014

J’Cette Fun Run
8:30 a.m., Registration and 10 a.m. is race time @ Union City High School
1 mile fun run and 5K. Race day registration is $20. Pre-registration is $20.
Pre-registration is required for t-shirt. More info: 731-446-1331

BBQ Cook Off
Begins @ 9:00 a.m., Kiwanis Park
More info: 731-886-4700

Cake Walks
Begins @ 9:00 a.m. All day @ Kiwanis Park
More info: 731-886-4700

Pets in the Park
9:00 a.m. @ Kiwanis Park
Categories including:
Owner/Pet Most Look-a-like, Cutest, Most Obedient, Best Costume, Most Unusual, and Pet-less child in costume carrying stuffed animal.
T-shirt for the first 50 entries.
More info: 731-446-9091

Pumpkin Painting
10:00 a.m. @ Kiwanis Park
Paint a pumpkin!

Creative Chair Silent Auction Fundraiser
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. “Creative chairs” on display @ Kiwanis Park
Chairs are donated by local artists and businesses.
More info: 731-446-0593

Day in the Park
9:00 a.m.  – 5:00 p.m. @ Kiwanis Park
Professional artists, craftspeople, hobby artists, and non-profits display and sell their work
More info:  Teresa at 731-446-8727 or Glenda 731-431-8132

Junior Auxiliary Petting Zoo
9:00 a.m. @ Kiwanis Park Petting Zoo
Sponsored by JA

Cruise In – Car Show
10:00 a.m. –  Downtown Union City, TN

Mink Jumps
10:00 a.m. @ Kiwanis Park

Pedal Car Race
11:00 a.m. @ Kiwanis Park

Run for the Pig
12:00 p.m. @ Kiwanis Park
Contestant group ages 6-12 and 13 and older.
More info call: 270-331-3021

Annual “Bed Race”
1:00 p.m. @ Kiwanis Park
Decorate your single “bed on wheels” and see who has the fastest bed in town!
More info call: 731-796-6000

Annual Cornhole Tournament
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. @ Kiwanis Park
More info: 731-335-0222

Corn Eating and Corn Shucking
2:00 p.m. @ Kiwanis Park
Free corn eating!

CornFest “Idol” Contest
3:00 p.m. @ Kiwanis Park
Youth Division (15 and under) and
Adult Division (16 and over). Cash prizes in each division.
More info: 731-881-7561

Tyson Community Feed
4:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m. @ Kiwanis Park
Celebrate the return of fall with delicious Tyson chicken.

CornFest Concert
7:00 a.m. @ Kiwanis Park
An evening of quality music featuring American Idol Finalist Paul Jolley – Free!

September 14, 2014

Reading Railroad Whistle Stop
12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m. @  Discovery Park of America
Reading Railroad Children’s Event – Free!


Posted by: Weakley County, Tennessee | August 26, 2014

2014 Sharon Corn and Music Festival


SEPTEMBER 14 – 20, 2014

Grand Marshal – Jerry Petty
Honoring Ezra Howard, Buffalo Soldier

Sunday, September 14, 2014

  • Woodlawn Cemetery Walk – 2 p.m.
  • Highland Cemetery Walk – 3:30 p.m.
    Contact Lindsey Simpson: 731-819-4284
  • 2nd Annual Harvest Festival – 4:00 p.m.
    Food, Games, Prizes Fun for all ages at Corinth Baptist Church
    Contact Donetta Davis 514-6512

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

  • Shelton’s Fried Chicken and Fish Buffet Special
    Special includes coffee/tea and will be from 4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. for $6.59
  • ADULT BINGO (18 and up) – 7:00 p.m.
    Located inside the Sharon Fire Station
    $5.00 to play/ (2) $25.00 Door Prizes – Must Be Present to Win
  • CHILDREN’S BINGO FREE (17 and under) – 7:00 p.m.
    (2) $10 Door Prizes – Must be present to win.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

  • Hamburger/Hotdog Sack Lunch from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    Located at Sharon Fire Station for $5.00
  • BBQ Supper 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. located at Sharon Fire Station for $7.00
    All proceeds to Sharon Corn and Music Festival
  • Gospel Singing at 7:00 p.m. located at Sharon Fire Station
    (2) $25.00 Door Prizes, must be present to win. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the music.
    If you would like to participate, contact James Wiseman: 731-699-0399 or Dale Witherington: 731-613-5221

Thursday, September 18, 2014

  • Health Fair 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Located at the Fire Station.
    Door Prizes – Local health care providers give free health screenings and resource education.
    Contact: William Witherington at 731-514-4059
  • Ham and Bean Supper from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. for $6.00
    Children 5 and under eat free
    Located at the Sharon Senior Center
    Contact: Shirley Chappell at 456-2213
  • Dessert Auction at 6:00 p.m.
    Contact: Shirley Chappell at 456-2213
    There will be two $25.00 Door Prizes – Must be present to win
  • Trivia Night 7:00 p.m. (8 PEOPLE MAX. PER TABLE)
    $5.00 Entry Located inside the Sharon Fire Station.
    Two $25.00 Door Prizes
    Must Be Present to win
    MC’s for the night will be Jeff and Marci Floyd

Friday, September 19, 2014

  • Men’s Ping Pong Tournament- 8:30 a.m.
    Sharon Senior Center, Contact: Shirley Chappell at 456-2213
  • Horse Shoe Tournament – 1:00 p.m.
    Sharon Senior Center, Contact: Shirley Chappell at 456-2213
  • Sharon Park and Recreation Hamburger/Hotdog Cookout and Drinks – 4:00 p.m.
    Located by Sharon Fire Station
    Sponsored by Southern Chop Shop
  • Corn Recipe Contest- Entries must be submitted by 5:45 p.m.
    Judging starts 6:00 p.m./ Located inside the Sharon Fire Station
    Forms can be picked up at First State Bank and Sharon Public Library, and Sharon City Hall
  • Vocalist Lauren Smithwick 6:00 p.m.
    Located on downtown South Hollis Street. Bring your lawn chairs and kick back and enjoy some great music.
  • Free Bicycle Giveaway
    Register at Tracy’s Place during the week.
    Sponsored by Tracey’s Place
  • Sound Design and Karaoke – Todd Maxey at 7:00 p.m.
    Located downtown on S. Hollis Street/ Put on your “dancing shoes” or just bring your lawn chairs to kick back and enjoy the “sounds”
    (2) $25.00 Door Prizes to be given away, must be present to win!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

  • Food Vendors throughout the day!
  • Craft/Flea Market- 9:00 a.m.
    FREE SETUP in the First State Bank Parking Lot
    Contact:  Xanthia at 703-0073 for more info.
  • TN Child Identification Program
    Mt. Vernon Masonic Lodge #349 will be presenting TNCHIP Kits to children 1 day old to 18 years of age located at “The Wedding Chapel”
    Saturday, 9-20-14, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    These kits have proven to be extremely instrumental in locating missing/abducted children. These kits are free.
    Contact: Phillip Wallace at 731-514-8822
  • Progress and Growth Pancake Breakfast-7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
    $5.00 Plate / 5 and under free – Located at the Sharon Fire Station
    (2) $25.00 Door Prizes – you do not have to be present to win
  • 11th Annual Antique Tractor Show 9:00 a.m
    “In Memory of Joey Frazier” – Located downtown beside Railroad Tracks
    Contact: Donetta Davis at 731-514-6512
  • Sharon Park and Recreation Hamburger/Hotdog Cookout – 10:00 a.m.
    Located by Sharon Fire Station
    Sponsored by Southern Chop Shop
  • Sharon Corn and Music Festival Parade at 11:00 a.m.
    No entry fee required
    Contact: April Baker-514-6189
  • Aaron’s Game Truck – following the parade
    Located at the corner of South Front and Mill Streets
  • Pet Show – 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Located at the corner of S. Front and Mill St.
    No Registration fee – Contact Kathy Watson at 456-2707
    Sponsored by Country Pet Resort and Spa and Veterinary Home Healthcare Debbie Reynolds DVM
    (1) $25.00 gift card to be given away to one lucky pet show participant. Must be present to win.
  • Elvis Impersonator – 3:00 p.m.  – 6:00 p.m. on S. Hollis Street
  • Bouncers- Free For Kids – 12:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
  • Dunking Booth – Contact Sharon Library 731-456-2707
    Located downtown on S. Hollis Street
  • Cake Walk- 6:00 p.m.
    Located downtown on S. Hollis Street by Sharon United Methodist Church
  • BBQ Chicken Supper with trimmings
    4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    $8.00 per plate – Sharon Fire Station
  • Fun Run/5K Run 6:00 p.m.
    Entry fee $5.00
    Starting place – Sharon United Methodist Church
    Contact Todd Maxey 514-6401
  • Rock Hill –  7:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.
    Free Admission!
    Put on your “dancing shoes” or just bring your lawn chairs to kick back and enjoy the music.
    Sponsored by First State Bank of Sharon

Come on out and join in the fun!

Parade and Contest forms can be found at Sharon City Hall, Sharon First State Bank, and Sharon Public Library.
Have an amazing Corn and Music Festival!

Posted by: Weakley County, Tennessee | April 2, 2014

Tennessee Iris Festival – 2014

Full schedule now available!
This year’s dates are Saturday, April 26 – Saturday, May 3.


Citywide Yard Sale  
Chairperson:  Nancy Jarred, 514-8761
Come spend your day exploring hidden treasures and great bargains across the city of Dresden. Bring your friends and enjoy being out and about town when it’s Iris Time in Tennessee! Your $5.00 participation fee may be paid at Dresden City Hall. Checks may be written to Tennessee Iris Festival. The deadline to register is April 22, 2014. Maps are available at Dresden City Hall Friday, April 25, 2014.

Bicycle Rodeo
Chairperson:  Pat Phillips
Bring your bicycle and enjoy riding in a fun filled obstacle course in the Ned Ray McWherter Civic Center parking lot beginning at 3:00 p.m.

Power Wheels in the Park
Chairpersons: Brian & Lori Mathis, 364-2565
Bring your battery powered toy for a fun drag racing and obstacle course experience. Participants may be ages 7 and under. Event will take place in City of Dresden Park at 5:00 p.m. and two Power Wheels will be given away! For more information contact the chairpersons.

Arts & Crafts Marketplace
Chairpersons: Rachel Winstead, 514-5885
Visit arts, crafts, and fine merchandise vendors and shop for souvenirs and gifts at the marketplace at Dresden City Park from 4:00 p.m. to dark. To be a vendor, visit and fill out an application. The cost of a booth is $25. Tables will be available for your 10’ x 10’ booth space. Set up will begin at 2:00—4:00 p.m.

Tennessee Iris Festival Opening Ceremony
Chairpersons: TN Iris Festival Executive Board, 225-7699
Join us at Dresden City Park at 6:00 p.m. as the 35th celebration begins. This fun night of live entertainment features Leaving Sunday, free food, and a fantastic fireworks show! This is an event your whole family is sure to enjoy! Bring your lawn chair.


Cemetery Walk                                            
Chairpersons:   Bobby Goode, 364-5391 & Tommy Moore, 364-2915
This event is a favorite of many and sure to be enjoyable to people of all ages. Transportation will be available to those in need of assistance in traveling the course of the cemetery. Sponsors and first tour will begin at 4:30 p.m. Last tour begins at 6:30 p.m. Rain date will be Sunday, May 4, 2014.


Prayer Breakfast 
Chairperson:  Don McCulley
Begin the week at 7:00 a.m. in fellowship at Dresden Elementary School. A breakfast and program will be provided by Dresden First Baptist Church. Dignitaries, city, county, and state officials will be recognized. Tickets cost $5.00 each and may be purchased at the door of the DES Multipurpose Room immediately before the event. Tickets are available for purchase before April 28, 2014 at Dresden First Baptist Church, First United Methodist Church, Dresden City Hall and First State Bank in Dresden.

Tasting Party    
Chairperson: Winnie Moore, 364-2077, 234-5641
Come enjoy the fine cooking and popular dishes of the area’s best cooks at Dresden Elks Lodge from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Admission is $7.00 at the door.


Children’s Bingo
Chairperson: Dresden Elementary Principal Mike Laughrey, 364-3401
Bring your children up to 12 years old to Dresden Elementary School from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. for a free game of Bingo. Fun prizes will be awarded! Please stay with your children while they play or make plans to pick them up at DES no later than 7:00 p.m.

Iris Festival Fun Bingo              
Chairperson:  Ginger Forrester 514-3726
This is one of the most popular events of the week and offers many opportunities to win. The game itself is suspenseful and exciting, and the fun is topped by the great prizes you may win. Bingo is the place to be! Come to the new location Dresden Middle School Gym from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. to get in on the action. Admission is free. Must be 18 to enter.

Trinity Amusements Carnival 
The carnival will be set up the McWherter Civic Center, Dresden City Park area, Saturday, April 36th through Saturday, May 3, 2014. As always, the carnival promises fun rides and delicious concessions. Dresden Elementary, Middle School and High School students will be visiting the carnival during the Festival week.


Baking Contest 
Chairperson:   Gail Rogers, 364-5678
Think you’re a good cook? Enter your prize-winning recipe and let the judges decide. There is no cost to enter. Bring your baked dishes to the McWherter Civic Center between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. The judging will begin at 10:00 a.m.

Senior Citizen Luncheon
Chairperson: Gail Rogers, 364-5678
Bring a dish and enjoy a free potluck meal at 12:00 noon at McWherter Civic Center.  Door prizes will also be given.

Pancake Supper
Chairperson: Martha Hopper, John Johnson, and Christina Oliver 364-2212 (First Baptist Church, Dresden)
Come eat delicious pancakes at Dresden First Baptist Family Life Center served by the Men’s Ministry and Women on Mission before the community-wide church service from 5:00—6:45 p.m. Tickets will be $5 each, except for children under the age of 3 which are free, and may be purchased at the door or in advance. All proceeds will be given to Santa’s Helpers. Please contact chairpersons with to purchase advance tickets.

Community Wide Gospel Singing 
Chairperson: Tommy Moore, 364-2915
Enjoy community fellowship at Dresden First Baptist Church at 7:00 p.m. with “dkfjlsjdfl”. Don’t miss this great night of music!


Iris Festival Golf Tournament  
Chairperson: Dresden Rotary Club, Colin Johnson, 514-0858
Gather your golf buddies and make this 3-man scramble part of your Iris Festival celebration. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and tee off will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Persimmon Hills Golf Course. Advance registration is required. The cost to play is $120 per team. Forms are available at First State Bank in Dresden, BancorpSouth, Dresden City Hall or from any Dresden Rotary member. Cash prizes will be awarded and lunch will be provided free of cost.

Community Health Fair    
Chairperson: Tony Harrison, 973-3755 or 364-5812
Come to the West Side of Court Square in Dresden from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon as local health care providers give free health screenings and resource education.

Fairy Tale Feast
Chairperson: Brittany Robinson, 514-7037 and Betsy McDaniel
Bring your children to visit with their favorite fairytale characters at Dresden Elementary School cafeteria from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. Admission to this event is free, and refreshments will be provided.

Quilt & Needlework Show
Chairperson:  Gail Rogers, 364-5678
Whether you enjoy quilting or needlework art forms as a hobby, a trade or simply enjoy viewing the pieces other people have made, you should make a point to come by the McWherter Civic Center between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Advanced registration for entry is required. To register, please take your quilts to the McWherter Civic Center on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. for qualified entry.


Corner Café                    
Chairperson:   Jan Everett, 364-5293 (home), 364-2419 (church)
Enjoy a wonderful meal prepared by the United Methodist Women at the Dresden First United Methodist Church from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for $8.00.

Tennessee Iris Festival Iris and Horticulture Show
Bring your favorite plants, flowers, and mixed arrangements to Dresden Court House. Entries will be taken from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m., and judging will begin at 9:45 a.m. This event is open to public viewing from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Entries and awards must be picked up by 5:00 p.m.

BBQ Cook-off                                    
Chairperson:  Alex Bynum, 819-6002
Returning to the Iris Festival this year is the BBQ Cook-off! Local Cookers will compete for the Best ?Name Categories? Beginning at ?time? in the field next to The Dresden Elks Lodge on Popular Street, look for the tents. Come join the fun. Live entertainment will be provided featuring ?who? Free food will be provided at designated areas until all gone. Advanced registration for cooking teams is required by ?when?. Forms may be picked up at ?where?.

Quilt and Needlework Show  
The show continues from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the McWherter Civic Center
See event under Thursday, May 1st for more information.


5K Race, 2 Mile Walk, 1 Mile Kids Fun Run, & .25 Tot Run

Chairperson:  Todd Maxey, 364-6786 or 514-6401 and Dusty Gibson,
The Run, Fun and Tot Runs and Walk will be held right off the Dresden Court Square at the corner of Main Street and Poplar Street in Dresden. The first 75 entries, 5K only, will receive a grab bag. 5K Race is $15.00 in advance (deadline April 15th beginning at 8:00 a.m., 2 mile walk $10.00 beginning at 8:00 a.m., 1 Mile Fun Run, for kids ages 5—12 years will be $10.00 beginning at 7:30 a.m., and 5 and under Tot Run $8.00 immediately following the 5K. For Registration form please visit ) or $20.00 on the day of the race

Tennessee Iris Festival Parade 

Chairperson: Penny Gallimore, 364-3131
Find your favorite spot along the parade route to see this year’s entries and our wonderful dignitaries, royalties, and honored guests as they parade through Dresden in celebration of the 34th Annual Tennessee Iris Festival. The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. You can find a highlighted map of the parade route on the back cover of this program. Advance registration for entry is required by Thursday, May 2, 2013. Entries forms available at First State Bank, Dresden and at

Parade Yard Party Competition

The Tennessee Iris Festival Executive Board invites the homes and businesses along the Parade route to make the Parade even more festive by hosting a “Yard Party” during the Parade. If you do not live along the Parade route and want to host a party combine your hosting skills with someone who does for a morning of celebrating this year’s theme, “Bloom Where You Are Planted”. The Mayor’s Choice Award for the best “Parade Yard Party” will be awarded a sign to display in the winning yard and a Festive Gift Basket. For more information please call 225- 7699.

McWherter Luncheon  

Chairperson: Jake Bynum, 364-4005
Gather on Carey Lawn at the home of Governor Ned Ray McWherter to close the festival week and to recognize and thank those who served to make it a success. The program and meal will begin at 12:00 noon. In the event of rain, the event will be moved to Dresden Elementary School. The Iris Festival Luncheon is open to the public. Purchase of tickets is required in advance, and the cost is $10.00 each. Tickets are available at Dresden City Hall and First State Bank in Dresden.

Pet Show      

Chairperson: Chris Mallon, 364-5522
Bring your pets to A to Z Vet Supply, 9876 Highway 22, Dresden at 1:00 p.m. and show off their beauty and talent in a variety of categories. There will be several categories for all of your pets! No entry fee is required.

Tractor Pull    

Chairperson:  Ricky McHaney, 364-6041
Enjoy a classic tractor pull beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Richie & Reggie’s BBQ, Highway 22, Dresden. Competition will cover several categories including: Horse & Drawn (early 1800- 1900), Hit & Miss Engines, Antique Hand Tools, and Oldest Restored Tractor. No hot rods allowed. There is a $20 entry fee per entry/category.

David Johnson Chorus Concert

Chairperson:  Gail Crawford, General Manager, 514-0167 and Facebook
The David Johnson Chorus, Recipient of 3 Silver Diplomas at the 2012 World Choir Games, will present “Songs of the Common Man” on the last evening of the Iris Festival. “Sometimes things can be expressed in a song that can’t be talked about out loud.” This is opening comment made by David Johnson, Director of the David Johnson Chorus, in describing the chorus’ concert theme this spring. “I’m calling it ‘Songs of the Common Man,'” Johnson explains. “The songs come from three different eras of social stress in our country: the 1950’s and 60’s; the time of westward movement into the Appalachians by our forefathers; and the time of slavery.” The concert will begin at 7:00 pm at the Dresden Elementary School. Admission for adults will be $10.00; children and students will be admitted free of charge. There will be a reception following.


Advance registration is required for many events.  Obtain entry forms from Forms page.

Tickets for events can be ordered by mail.  Please send a check in the exact amount made out to the Tennessee Iris Festival and a self-addressed stamped envelope to P.O. Box 801 / Dresden, TN / 38225 or contact the event chairperson.

Posted by: Weakley County, Tennessee | April 1, 2014

Getting Fit in Weakley County, Tennessee

While it might not be a well known fact, many Weakley Countians are dedicated to physical fitness and healthy living.
For the year 2013, Weakley County ranked #15 out of Tennessee’s 95 counties in Overall Health Outcomes, and #35 in Overall Health Factors.*

Let’s talk about some resources for getting and maintain physical fitness in Weakley County. We’ll categorize by city or town.


Wilson Park and Walking Track
Evergreen Street, Dresden, 38225
Features a 1/3 mile walking track and pavilion picnic area
Parks and Rec Phone: 731.364.3366
Weakley County Office on Aging/Dresden Senior Citizens Center
589 Evergreen Street, Dresden, 38225
Features a fitness room with treadmills, ab lounger, free weights, and more.
Phone: 731.364.5678


TightnTone Fitness
311 Morrow Street, Dresden, 38225
Features mobile personal training and fitness studio which offers Group Personal Training and Drums Alive classes.
Phone: 731.819.9220


COMING SOON: Dresden Green Rail Trail
To be located southeast of the Farmer’s Market trailhead at Linden Street and will connect to the Festival Park trail head south of Evergreen Street.
To feature a ten-foot wide paved trail, decorative gateway entrances, landscaping, and park benches, bicycle racks and signage.
Phone: 731.364.2270



Brian Brown Memorial Greenway – Phase 1
Starting at the intersection of Skyhawk Parkway and University Street and ending near Carter Street
Features a 1.2 mile trail including a scenic bridge over a creek, a wooded area, and periodic benches throughout
Hiker, runner, walker, cyclist, and pet friendly – rules provided in the following link:


Harrison Road Complex – Disc Golf Course
139 Harrison Road, Martin, 38237
Features an 18 Hole Disc Golf Course developed to attract a diverse range of players from novice to advanced – it has straight holes and holes with hills and valleys.
Phone: 731.587.6784


Wellness Center – Volunteer Community Hospital
161 Mount Pelia Road, Martin, 38237
Features an aerobic exercise area, strength training equipment, individualized wellness programs, and an indoor walking/running track
Phone: 731.588.3490


The Sideline of Martin
104 Oxford Street, Martin, 38237
Features a 24/7 accessibility fitness facility, daily group exercise classes, physical health assessments, physical therapy, and more.
Phone: 731.587.3422


CrossFit – Martin
Dustin Laird Drive, Martin, 38237
Features a combination of elements of Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics, sprinting, rowing and core conditioning to improve overall flexibility, strength, speed, endurance and agility.
Phone: 731.819.2234


Virginia Weldon Park
At the corner of Park and Central Streets near downtown Martin, 38237
Featuring two acres and a sidewalk to walk, play and run
Phone: 731.587.6784



Big Cypress Tree State Park
295 Big Cypress Road, Greenfield, 38230
Features a 1/3 mile paved walking track that is handicapped accessible
Phone: 731.235.2700



Huggins Park
150 Dutchess Lane, Gleason, 38229
Features a 1/2 mile walking track
Phone: 731.648.5547



Sharon Schools Walking Track
Next to Sharon School, Woodlawn Avenue, Sharon, 38255
Featuring 1/4 mile walking track
Phone: 731.456.2122

Go forth and get fit!


Posted by: Weakley County, Tennessee | December 20, 2013

2014 West Tennessee Pageants

Pretty As A Picture “Back To School” On Line Photo Contest

Enter 3 Pictures for $5.00
Contest Closes 8:00 PM on 9-1-14
The first day of school is always filled with emotional moments including big smiles and a few tears which means there are plenty of great photo opportunities!  Capture the expression on your little one’s face as he or she heads off for class. Whether your toddler is decked out in all-new gear for his first day of preschool or your teen is packed up and headed to High School the photo that best sums up the emotions of the day will win!  Please include your full name hometown the name of student pictured and a short description including their grade of the moment the photo is capturing in the email entry.

Winners in Pre-School, kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
High School:  Freshman, Sophomore, Junior & Senior.

Ages 1 month – 19 years old.
We have been ask by the parents of smaller children that need to use Day Care Schooling to included the babies in the photo contest.

There will be 1 Over-All Winner
He/She will receive a $25.00 Gift Card for School Supplies from Walmart.
Each winner from their age group will receive a $10.00 gift card from Walmart and a participation certificate for entering the contest.
Good luck!
Awards will be posted soon!
Email as an attachment to

August 30, 2014 – Little Mr. and Miss Summerfest Sweethearts – McKenzie, TN

Two Separate Categories
Sunday Best or Pageant Wear
Separate Awards for Each Category
Contestants can compete in either Sunday Best or Pageant wear to give everyone a chance at competing at their own comfort level.
We want every child to be awarded a special title!
We will crown a Division Supreme Queen, Beauty Queen, Princess, Duchess in each age group and will win a crown and sash. All those not placing in Royalty will be crown our Sweetheart winners and be awarded a crown and sash.
Bethel University Oasis Room
McKenzie, Tn
Compete in Sunday Best or Pageant wear
Separate awards for each category
Registration- 11:00 to 12:45
Pageant starts at 1:00
Pageant will start promptly at 1:00 (Please be close to stage when it is time for your age group to go on)
Contestants will be allowed up to 90 seconds
We will provide music
1:00 PM
Boys birth to 2 years, 3 to 5 years, 6 to 10
Birth to 11 months
12 to 23 months
2 years old
3 years old
4 years old
5 years old
6 years to 7 years old
8 years to 9 years old
10 years to 11 years old
12 to 14 years old
15 to 18 years old
**We will add a Mrs. to this if we have 3 or more prepaid**
**Beauty Only**
Come join us for a great pageant where every child is awarded a crown on stage! No child leaves empty handed!
Compete in Sunday Best Category Or Pageant Wear Category,
Separate awards for each category!
Entry Fee
$40 Beauty and Sides
Sides include
Best Dressed
Most Beautiful
Best Personality

Age Groups
Birth to 2 years old, 3 to 5 years old, 6 to 10 years old
Birth to 11 months
12 to 23 months
2 to 3 years old
4 to 5 years old
6 to 7 years old
8 to 9 years old
10 to 12 years old
13 to 15 years old
16 to 18 years old
**A Mrs, will be added if 5 or more prepay. They will not be included in any extra categories if added,
*Crowns shown subject to change depending on preaid enteries**
**Supreme Divisions subject to change depending on prepaid enteries**

Sunday Best *No Pageant Wear**
Contestants can wear any outfit as long as it is not pageant wear. This can include flower girl outfit, any dress off the rack at store, or a Sunday school dress.
Pageant Wear
Anything goes! All pageant wear and enhancements will be allowed! If you compete in area pageants this is what you will see here.

**Prepay and get a large crown awarded on stage**
Everyone wins a crown but those that prepay will be awarded a larger crown,

Payments can be sent to my PayPal address at
If you have any questions please email
I will respond by the next day or call/text 731-281-6674

Door Admission

$5.00 for everyone
One adult admitted free with each paid contestant
Please remember pageants are about having fun and making memories with your child so no bad sportsmanship will be allowed! Any contestant, parent, or spectator displaying poor sportsmanship will be asked to leave without a refund.

All judges decisions are final!!
**Please note**
Supremes and Overall titles may be added at additional cost. We will let you know before the pageant if we decide to do so.**Subject to change depending on prepaid**


September 6, 2014 – Miss Cornfest Beauty Pageants

Saturday, September 6th, 2014
Capital Theatre
120 South First Street, Union City TN 38261

Divisions & Times

Baby Miss Birth – 23 months 10:00am
Tiny Miss 2 – 3 years 10:30am
Petite Miss 4 – 5 years 11:00am
Little Miss 6 -9 years 11:30am
Young Miss 10-12 years 12:30pm
Junior Miss 13 – 15 years 1:00pm
Miss CornFest 16 – 21 years 1:30pm


1.) To pre-register all CornFest beauty pageant contestants must submit an entry form, along with their $25.00 registration fee no later than September 5th, 2014. (Forms can also be dropped off during the optional practice on Friday, Sept. 5th from 4 to 6) Contestants may also register at the door and pay $35.00. **All Late entries MUST sign in 30 Minutes prior to their Division**

2.) Contestants competing in the Baby & Tiny Miss have the option of wearing Sunday best or Pageant attire. Contestants competing for the Petite, Little, Young, Junior, & Miss Divisions must wear evening/pageant wear.

3.) Contestant’s are encouraged to arrive at the theatre 1 Hour prior to their event. A Limited amount of dressing space will be available.

4.) Contestants are allowed 1 parent/visitor to get in Free and to assist with dressing; however, that person is not allowed to remain backstage during the competition.

5.) Optional Stage Practice will be available on Friday, September 5th between 4-6 pm at the Capitol Theatre.

6.) Queens in the Little, Young, Junior, & Miss Divisions are eligible to compete in the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival Pageant. **All WTSF rules apply.**

**Winners must be prepared to serve as Ambassadors for CornFest 2014**

Entry Forms & Fees can be mailed to:

Miss CornFest Pageant
707 South First Street
Union City, TN 38261

For further information, please call Coordinators
Kelly Key 885-2599 or Kathy Johnson 446-0632
Or email

September 6, 2014 – GemStar’s Pumpkin Patch Pageant

Sept. 6, 2014 * Chester County Middle School
634 E. Main St * Henderson, TN 38340
Registration is at 1pm * Pageant at 2pm

September 20, 2014 – Golden Rose Pageantry’s Heroes and Villians – SEMO Little Theatre, 112 Kennett Street, Kennett, MO

September 20th, 2014- Little SEMO Theater
112 Kennett St. Kennett, MO
Pageant Registration 10:00am
Pageant at 11am
Compete in 2 Events- Beauty and Any Character or Theme Outfit of Choice!
$80 Entry Fee covers Beauty, OOC Event, 1 Photo, Ultimate Grand Supreme, Photogenic Supreme, Personality Supreme, Director’s Choice, Face of 2014 (0-9, 10-21), Division Supreme (0-4,5-9,10-21), Queen/King, & Alternates . Plus, Best Awards! What a Deal!!!
$25.00 Grand Supreme (0-4) – (5-9) – (10-21)
$5.00 Each Extra Photos (Max 3)

*Every Child will win a Title or crown*

Age Divisions: 0-11 months, 1yr, 2 yrs, 3-4 yrs, 5-6 yrs, 7-9 yrs, 10-12 yrs., 13-15 yrs., and 16 -21 *Boys 0-10 years
**We will in every effort to supply EVERY child with a toy or prize; for we do purchase extras to anticipate any Door Entries- BUT, we can only guarantee Pre-Registered Contestants. Any and all door entries will receive age division allotted prizes as first come basis. We would suggest a Deposit to Prevent disappointment**

Contestants must compete in the appropriate age division. We allow a one month fall back or move up. If your age is questioned we will request to see a birth certificate. If a contestant competes outside their age division they will be required to relinquish prizes without return of entry fees, hotel cost or any fees related to the pageant.

We allow make-up and hair pieces but please keeps it to a minimum. We want to see age appropriate.
Pageant wear can be ANY long gown, short pageant dress or Sundays Best (No Attire Restrictions). Nail polish and tips as well as spay/lotion tans are acceptable, Think Natural Beauty!!!

We are a Soft-Glitz pageant promoter, which means very little make-up on ages 2 and under and the child should look age appropriate. Each child will have a 1:30 seconds on stage and the judges’ full-attention.
We will provide you a snappy song or bring your own! Must be on a CD, No Phones!

Highest Point Winner will be the Golden Rose’s Ultimate Grand Supreme Winner and will win a 24k REAL GOLD Dipped Rose–$100 Cash Along with a Beautiful Grand Supreme Crown!! (25 contestants needed to award Cash)

The Next Highest Point Winners will be our Grand Supremes from 0-4yrs, 5-9yrs, & 10-21yrs! $25 Optional Entry

Our Photogenic Supreme Winner is the Contestant that the judges picked as the Best Overall Photo from all entries submitted. Natural Photos please.

The Director’s Choice is the contestant that is recognized as the up and coming star in the pageant world!!
The Face of 2014 Title is the Cutest Face in the pageant and can be chosen from any Age Group. (0-9 yr and 10 & UP Titles are Awarded)
Divisional Supremes are also awarded in 0-4, 5-9, and 10 and up Age Divisions.

We also have Overall Categories: Best Personality, Best Hair, Best Smile, and Best Photo & Prettiest Eyes.
Every child will receive a crown or award- also; small prizes will be given to each contestant that registers in advance before September 18th

• Deposit of $25.00 is requested before September 18th to ensure your child will receive prizes- CASH only to pay remaining balance at the door.

• Door Entries will be accepted
• Sibling Discount $30.00 off Each Additional Child after the First.

• Visit our website:

PayPal address:
If paying by PayPal account – Please enter the child’s name, age group, and pageant you are attending.

• We also do accept check or money order up to 7 days before the pageant date. *Any returned Checks will result in a $35.00 Fee*
• Cash only accepted at the door to enter or pay remaining balance.
• No Refunds- We can always apply your deposit to another one of our great future events.

• ALL JUDGES DECISIONS ARE FINAL- I Pay judges to write and tally the scores. As the Director, I only oversee the addition to make sure all awards are as accurate as possible. Poor Sportsmanship will not be tolerated and you will not be allowed to compete in the future. Remember- this is a competition and you will Win Some and Lose Some.

Check and mail in address for emcee sheet:
Andra Kimberly or email it:
7 Abby Lynn Circle
Clarksville, TN 37043

In signing this I am stating that I agree to all above stated rules. I also hold harmless Andra Kimberly and Glenda Morris, all affiliates of The Golden Rose Pageantry including volunteers, and Little SEMO Theatre and their affiliates from losses related to injury or theft or any other type of loss as a result of participating in the pageant, events or hotel stay. I am also stating that the above listed contestant is competing in the appropriate age division (with in signing this I am stating that I agree to all above stated rules. I also hold harmless Andra Kimberly and Glenda Morris, all affiliates of The Golden Rose Pageantry, including volunteers, and the Event location and their affiliates from losses related to injury or theft or any other type of loss as a result of participating in the pageant, party events or hotel stay. )I am also stating that the above listed contestant is competing in the appropriate age division (with one month fall back or move up). If I am found to be competing outside the appropriate age division I will relinquish all prizes without refund of entry fees. Outward displays of poor sportsmanship will be grounds for removal from the pageant without refund of entry fees, door admission, hotel expenses, travel expenses or any expenses related to participating in the pageant. Your entry gives The Golden Rose Pageantry rights to use pictures/videos of the contestants for promotional purposes. Any Contestant Winning 12 Golden Roses in a Preliminary Is Crowned Preliminary Lifetime Royalty. She will be able to still compete at State and National Pageants until 12 Golden Roses are won. State and National Rose winners will be required to crown the following year and will not be able to compete. Any Cash amounts of $100 or more require a 25 contestant minimum.

Parent/Legal Guardian Signature_________________________________________Date______
The Golden Rose Pageant Presents: Heroes and Villains
Birthdate_________________ Boy Or Girl
Hair Color_______________ Eyes__________
Favorite Color______________
Favorites: Movie_______________ Song_______________
Favorite Holiday and Why ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Favorite TV Show and Why ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Favorite Animal:_____________________________________________
City__________________St_____Zip____________ Phone_________________
**Bring Natural Photos for Photogenic Entries Please**

October 6, 2014 – Sweet P’s Spooky Stars – Paris, TN

Sweet P’s Spooky Stars

PREPAY ONLY: Deadline is September 22nd at Midnight

Each Contestant will be guaranteed to receive a crown on stage!
Age Groups * Supreme Divisions Boys Division
• 0-6 months º 0-23 months º 0-12 months
• 7-12 months º 2-4 years º 13-24 months
• 13-18 months º 5-9 years º 2-3 years
• 19-23 months º 10-15 years º 4-6 years
• 2 years BOYS 0-6 Supreme Division
• 3-4 years
• 5-6 years
• 7-9 years
• 10-12 years
• 13-15 years

____________ $60 SUPREME PACKAGE (includes all items listed below)
____________ $10 SIDE AWARDS (Most Photogenic, Best Dressed, Prettiest Smile, Prettiest Eyes)

____________ $10 DIVISION ULTIMATE GRAND SUPREME (not included in Supreme Package)

____________ $40 SUPREME PACKAGE (includes all items listed below)
____________ $10 SIDE AWARDS (Most Photogenic, Best Dressed, Prettiest Smile, Prettiest Eyes)

____________ $10 DIVISION ULTIMATE GRAND SUPREME (not included in Supreme Package)

ULTIMATE Grand Supreme
Beauty Grand Supreme
OOC Grand Supreme
Mini Beauty Supreme
Mini OOC Supreme


E-Mail with questions and for paperwork:


October 12, 2014 – Autumn Showdown Beauty Pageant/Expo – Huntingdon, TN


You can begin entering as soon as you have your pictures ready to post!
Contest will close for Judging on October 25th.
Winners will be announced and posted on the website before Halloween.
Awards will be mailed as soon as the trophies have been engraved with the winners names.

Pay your pageant fee of just $50.00! All Inclusive!
Enter up to 10 pictures.
Please state the name of the contestant their age, and the category the picture is being entered in.

This Package include the following Competitions:
Beauty Pictures will be for Both Glitz or Natural
Beauty Queen 1 in each age division
Each Queen/King will receive a Halloween Crown & a Royalty Trophy.
1st, 2nd 3rd place will receive Halloween Trophies.
– Over-All Most Boo-tiful
– Prettiest Hair, Prettiest Eyes, Prettiest Smile, Best Personality

Fun Categories:
Halloween Pet Photo Costume Contest
Judging criteria-Smile, confidence, dress, grooming

Age groups:
Boys & Girls
0-11 months, 12-23 months, 2 -3 years, 4-6 years
7-9 years, 10-12 years, 13- 15 years, 16-20 years

Pictures of awards will be posted soon.
That’s right $50.00 in full to PayPal:


December 13, 2014 – Christmas Angels Double Pageant Presented by GemStar and USA Beauties: Decatur County Civic Center, Parsons, TN
Christmas Angels Double Pageant

Dec. 13 2014 * Decatur County Civic Center
Parsons, TN
Registration 1pm * Pageants starts at 2pm

Girls: 0-12 mos, 13-23 mos, 2-3yr, 4-5yrs, 6-7yrs, 8-9yrs, 10-12yrs, 13-15yrs, 16-19 unmarried, & 20-up.(Married/unmarried/single)

Boys: 0-23mos., 2-3 yrs., 4-up

~!~ 2 sets of judges, 2 sets of winners~!~ 2 times on stage 1 time for beauty 1 time for theme wear


You will be judges on facial beauty, personality/poise. & overall appearance in beauty.
Attire is Pageant, Bouquet, Party, Formal, or Sunday Best Dress.
You will be judged on stage performance, & overall appearance in Theme wear
(Theme wear is anything Christmas themed)

Cash only at the Door, NO checks or e-checks will be accepted!



GemStar Pageant Productions – 2014

July, August, September, October, November, and December


Golden Rose Pageantry – West Tennessee


TuTu Glitz Pageantry – National


We will update the dates as we get them!  Last update is August 28, 2014.

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