Posted by: Weakley County, Tennessee | April 5, 2012

2012 Iris Festival, Dresden, Tennessee

Friends,

It is Iris Festival Time in Dresden, Tennessee!
This year, it will run from Saturday to Saturday, April 28 – May 5, 2012.
Without further ado, here is your schedule!

View a detailed schedule of every event by clicking here.

SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012

  • Opening Ceremonies
    Dresden City Park 6:00 p.m.
    Rain Location-Dresden Athletic Center
    Entertainment featuring Avonlea
    Arts & Crafts Marketplace
    Fireworks Extravaganza and Free Food
    Carnival Opens

      (Trinity Amusements Carnival – Runs all week through Saturday, May 5)

SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2012

  • Cemetery Walk
    Sunset Cemetary 5:00 p.m.
    “It’s All in a Name”

MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012

  • Prayer Breakfast
    Dresden Elementary Multi-Purpose Room
    7:00 a.m. – Tickets $5.00
  • Tasting Party
    Dresden Elks Lodge
    5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Admission $7.00

View a detailed schedule of every event by clicking here.

TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012

  • Children’s Fun Bingo
    Dresden Elementary School
    6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Free prizes
  • Fun Bingo
    Dresden Athletic Center
    7:00 p.m. | Free prizes

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012

  • Baking Contest
    McWherter Civic Center
    8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | No entry fee
    Judging begins at 10:00 a.m.
  • Senior Citizens Luncheon
    McWherter Civic Center
    12:00 noon potluck
  •  Pancake Supper
    Dresden First Baptist Church
    Family Life Center – 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Tickets $5.00 | Proceeds to benefit Santa’s Helpers
  • Community Wide Gospel Singing
    Dresden First Baptist Church – 7:00 p.m.

View a detailed schedule of every event by clicking here.

THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012

  • Community Health Fair
    West Side of Court Square
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
    Free Health Screenings
  • Quilt and Needlework Show
    McWherter Civic Center
    10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Advanced registration is required
  •  Golf Tournament
    Persimmon Hills Golf Course
    Lunch 11:30 a.m. – Tee off 12:30 p.m.
    Advanced registration required
  • Fairy Tale Feast
    Dresden Elementary Cafeteria
    4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. FREE
  • Fashion Show
    Dresden Elementary Multi-Purpose Room
    6:30 p.m. | Tickets $5.00

FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2012

  • Ken-Tenn Iris Association Show
    Dresden First Baptist Family Life Center
    7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – FREE AIS Affiliate
  • Tennessee Iris Festival Horticulture Show
    Dresden First Baptist Family Life Center
    Entries 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Judging starts at 9:45 a.m.
    Public viewing from 1:00 p.m.  – 5:00 p.m.
  • Corner Cafè
    Dresden United Methodist Church
    11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Tickets $5.00
  • Music Fest
    Court Square Lawn – 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    Entertainment by local talent | Free picnic

View a detailed schedule of every event by clicking here.

SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2012

  • 5K Race, 2 Mile Walk, 1 Mile Kids Fun Run, .25 Mile Tot Run
    Races begin at corner of Main & Poplar Streets
    8:00 a.m. for 5K & 2 Mile
    7:30 a.m. for Kids Run
    8:50 a.m. Tot Run
    Entry fees in advance or day of race | Trophies & Medallions Awarded
  • Tennessee Iris Festival Parade
    New Parade Route: Beginning on Evergreen Street & ending on Main Street
    10:00 a.m. – Advanced registration required by May 2, 2012
  • McWherter Luncheon
    Carey Lawn – Home of Governor Ned Ray McWherter
    Rain Location – Dresden Elementary School Multi-purpose Room
    12:00 noon | Advanced tickets required $10.00
  • Pet Show
    Dresden City Park – 1:00 p.m.
    Variety of categories | FREE
  • Antique Tractor Pull
    Richie & Reggie’s BBQ – Hwy. 22
    11:00 a.m. – $20 entry fee
    Variety of categories – No hot rods
    Air Evac sign up available

View a detailed schedule of every event by clicking here.

For more information, click here to visit the Weakley County Website Community Page; you’ll find a detailed description of every event, the new parade route, and more. 
Iris Festival books are also available at the Dresden City Hall on the Court Square in Dresden.  Personalize your schedule, make plans with friends to go to all of your favorite events, and have a festive Iris Festival.

Happy Iris Festival!
From your friends at
The Weakley County Department of Finance
8319 Hwy. 22, Suite B
Dresden, TN 38225
731.364.5429

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