Posted by: Weakley County, Tennessee | August 15, 2013

2013 Tennessee Soybean Festival, Martin

The 20th Annual Tennessee Soybean Festival is here again!!!
Join us for another amazing year of celebrating this community and Tennessee candy, the soybean!

Below is the full line-up of scheduled events for the festival running Thursday, August 29 – Sunday, September 8, 2013.
Come out and celebrate with your community at the one and only Tennessee Soybean Festival in Martin, Tennessee.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Salute to our heroes
Heroes Dinner for Martin Police, TN Highway Patrol, and Fire Department
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Pecan Grove Bed & Breakfast

Friday, August 30, 2013

Tennessee Soybean Festival Biodiesel Tractor/Truck Pull
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Martin Recreation Complex,
Contact: David Littlejohn, 731.225.6969 or http://www.USAPullers.org
Admission: $10, ages 5 & under Free

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Little Miss Soybean Festival Pageant
Location: UT Martin Student Life Center
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Pageant begins at 10:00am
Contact: Hollie Holt 731-587-9845
Registration is required: 2013 Pageant Application: http://www.tnsoybeanfestival.org/2013%20Apps/2013%20Pageant%20Registration%20Form.pdf

WOW Wrestling
Location: Festival Park
Time: 7:00pm
Admission $10
ages 5 & under Free
Contact: James Radford 731-281-4068

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Beatles Tribute Band: The Return & Fireworks Display
Location: Martin Recreational Complex
Time: 7:00pm
Bring your family, a quilt and picnic basket to enjoy an entertaining evening with The Return followed by a spectacular Fireworks Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Tennessee Soybean Festival.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Weakley County Farming Photo Exhibit: Past to Present
Time: 8:00am-5:30pm
Location: CE Weldon Library
Please submit photographs from years past or present of agriculture nature.
Submit photos by 5:30pm at CE Weldon Library on August 9, 2013.
Sponsored by: Weakley County Historical and Genealogical Society
Contact Mike Rea, 731.587.3953 at mandmrea@frontiernet.net

Bicycle Rodeo
Registration begins at 3:30 p.m.
Events begins at 4 p.m.
Location: University Street & South Lindell (Police Parking Lot)
Sponsored by: Martin Optimist Club and Martin Pilot Club
For more information contact: Steve Vantrease 731-587-5198
Registration Form (PDF Format) http://www.tnsoybeanfestival.org/2013%20Apps/2013%20Bike%20Rodeo.pdf

Soybean Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest
Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Weldon Public Library
Sponsors: Weldon Public Library and UTM Leaders in Residence Class
For more information contact: Roberta Peacock, 731-587-3148

9th Annual Soybean Festival Talent Contest
General Information:
8 & under, *9-12 years, *13-21 years; 22 and older
*A Mid-South Fair Preliminary Contest
Time: 5:00 p.m. Junior Competition, 8 & Under, 9-12 years
6:00 p.m. Mid-South Competition, Ages 13-21
Location: Downtown Festival Park
Contact: Linda Ramsey 731-225-7729

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Weakley County Farming Photo Exhibit: Past to Present
Time: 8:00am-5:30pm
Location: CE Weldon Library
Please submit photographs from years past or present of agriculture nature.
Submit photos by 5:30pm at CE Weldon Library on August 9, 2013.
Sponsored by: Weakley County Historical and Genealogical Society
Contact Mike Rea, 731.587.3953 at mandmrea@frontiernet.net

Senior Adult Rook Tournament
Time: 10:00am
Location: Senior Adult Center, North Lindell Street
Sponsored by: Martin Senior Adult Center & Health South Cane Creek
Contact: Debra Edwards 731-587-3900

Mayor’s Kickoff Luncheon
Invitation Only Event
Announcement of Soybean Hall of Fame, Big Bean, Service Awards and Martin Beautiful Awards
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: University Center Ballroom, UT Martin
Sponsored by: Elgin Fasteners, Inc.
Contact: Brad Thompson 731-588-2507

Soybean Festival Midway
Amusement Rides and Games
5 p.m. – Midnight
Downtown Martin

Soybean Festival Parade
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: University Street and Lindell Street
Grand Marshall: David Murphy
Sponsored by: First State Bank
Contact: Jeff Capps/Regina Vickers 731-587-9561
Parade Entry Form: http://www.tnsoybeanfestival.org/2013%20Apps/2013%20Soybean%20Parade%20App.pdf

Free concert: Dustin Lynch
Time: 8:00pm – Location: Festival Park

http://www.dustinlynchmusic.com/

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Soybean Festival Prayer Breakfast
Time: 6:45 a.m.
Location: First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
Speaker: Dr. Thomas Rakes, Chancellor University of Tennessee Martin
Sponsored by: Martin Area Ministerial Alliance
For more information contact: Dave Reinhard 731-587-6349

Weakley County Farming Photo Exhibit: Past to Present
Time: 8:00am-5:30pm
Location: CE Weldon Library
Please submit photographs from years past or present of agriculture nature.
Submit photos by 5:30pm at CE Weldon Library on August 9, 2013.
Sponsored by: Weakley County Historical and Genealogical Society
Contact Mike Rea, 731.587.3953 at mandmrea@frontiernet.net

Senior Adult Dominoes
Time: 10:00am
Location: Senior Adult Center, North Lindell Street
Sponsored by: Martin Senior Adult Center
Contact: Debra Edwards 731-587-3900

Art Exhibit & Competition
Time: 10am – 8pm
Location: Arts Co-Op, Lindell Street
Sponsor: Arts Co-Op Gallery
Contact: Edward Norwood 731-332-1877
All Art Entered Will Be On Display!!

The Crossroads Luncheon
A Celebration of Civic Organizations
A Celebration of Philanthropy
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: UTM Student Life Center
Lunch Fee per person: $5
Contact: Steve Vantrease, 731-587-5198
Civic Organizations will be conducting a service project of packaging a food item to donate to local food banks.

Soybean Festival Midway
Amusement Rides and Games
5 p.m. – Midnight
Downtown Martin

Fitness Class Demonstration
Cardio Interval Demonstration/Body Pump Class Sponsored by The Sideline
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Location, Lindell and Oxford Street Alley
Contact: josh@thesideline247.com or 731.587.3422

Community Health and Awareness Fair
5:30pm – Downtown – Street Fair
Sponsored by: Lions Club and Weakley County Interagency Council
Contact: Danny Donaldson 731-225-4128
Vendor Booth Registration Form : http://www.tnsoybeanfestival.org/2013%20Apps/2013%20Lions%20Club%20Health%20Fair%20App.pdf

Faith and Community Night
Community Dinner & Service Organization Fair
5:30pm – Downtown
Free Community Dinner – Donations Accepted
Sponsor: Martin Area Ministerial Alliance
& Tennessee Soybean Promotion Council
Contact: Betty Baker – 731-587-6257

Faith and Community Night Free Concert
Opening Act: Lydia Walker
Headliner: The Martins
Time: 6:00pm – Location: Festival Park

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Soybean Festival Farmers’ Breakfast
Time: 6:30am
Location: Tennessee Tractor
Speaker: Bill Johnson
CEO of Farm Credit Mid-America
Sponsored by: Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, Weakley County Farm Bureau, Weakley Farmers Co-Op,
Tennessee Soybean Promotion Council, & Tennessee Tractor
Contact: Mike Johnson 731-364-3106

City-Wide Merchant Sidewalk Sale
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Sponsored by: Martin’s Tennessee Downtowns Community
For more information contact: Lynette Wagster 731-431-8156

Art Exhibit & Competition
Time: 10am – 8pm
Location: Arts Co-Op, Lindell Street
Sponsor:Arts Co-Op Gallery
Contact: Edward Norwood 731-332-1877
All Art Entered Will Be On Display!!

Soybean Festival Rotary Golf Tournament
Times: 11:00am – Lunch – 12:00pm – Tee Time
Location: Persimmon Hills in Sharon, TN
Entry fee and prizes
Sponsored by: Martin Rotary Club
For more information contact: Blake White 731-587-5373
2013 Rotary Golf Tournament Entry Form: http://www.tnsoybeanfestival.org/2013%20Apps/2013%20Soybean%20Golf%20Tournament%20Entry%20Form.pdf

Senior Adult Baking Contest
Time: 10:00am
Location: Senior Adult Center, North Lindell Street Sponsored by: MSAC and VanAyer Manor & Rehab
Contact: Debra Edwards, 731.587.3900

Senior Adult Bingo
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Senior Adult Center, North Lindell Street Sponsored by: Martin Senior Adult Center and Woodmen of the World
Contact: Debra Edwards 731-587-3900

Street Fair and Carnival
Food, Entertainment, Carnival and Craft Vendors
5 p.m. – midnight
Downtown

Cancer Crash Car Bash
Time: 5pm – 10pm
5 Minutes & a T-Shirt for Only $10 or 5 Swings for $1
Proceeds go to Relay for Life
Location: Downtown Martin
Sponsors: Harpers Wrecker Service, UTM Relay for Life, A+ Auto Repair, McTee’s, & Jowers Sign Company
Contact: Lynn Harper 731-587-6661

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale
5 p.m. – closing
C.E. Weldon Library
For more information contact: Roberta Peacock, 731-587-3148

Free Concert
“UTM Percussion Ensemble”
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Festival Park Stage

Free Concert – UT Martin Student Night Free Concert
Featuring: Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Time: 9:00pm – Location: Festival Park
Sponsored by: UT Martin Student Activities Council

Friday, September 6, 2013

School Children’s Street Fair
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Downtown
Sponsored by: Union City Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
Lunch Sponsored by: Volunteer Community Hospital

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale
9am – closing
C.E. Weldon Library
For more information contact: Roberta Peacock, 731-587-3148

City-Wide Merchant Sidewalk Sale
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Sponsored by: Martin’s Tennessee Downtowns Community
For more information contact: Lynette Wagster 731-431-8156

Art Exhibit & Competition
Time: 10am – 8pm
Location: Arts Co-Op, Lindell Street
Sponsor: Arts Co-Op Gallery
Contact: Edward Norwood 731-332-1877
All Art Entered Will Be On Display!!

Street Fair and Carnival
Food, Entertainment, Carnival and
Craft Vendors
5p.m. – midnight
Downtown

Cancer Crash Car Bash
5 Minutes & a T-Shirt for Only $10 or 5 Swings for $1
Proceeds go to Relay for Life
Time: 9am – 1pm & 5pm – 10pm
Location: Downtown Martin
Sponsors: Harpers Wrecker Service, UTM Relay for Life, A+ Auto Repair, McTee’s, & Jowers Sign Company
Contact: Lynn Harper 731-587-6661

20th Annual Chicken Crazy, Hog Wild Barbecue Cook-off
5 p.m. – Weldon Park
Categories: Backyard Variety, Best Booth, Backyard Bird
Sponsored by: Tyson Foods
Free BBQ chicken at designated areas while supplies last
For more information contact: Don Teal, 731-587-5355
Cook Off Application: http://www.tnsoybeanfestival.org/2013%20Apps/2013%20BBQ%20App.pdf


WCMT’/Star 95.1 “Singing Bee”

7:00 p.m.
Weldon Park Stage
Sponsored by: WCMT & STAR 95.1
For more information call: 731-587-9526 or http://www.wcmt.com
Contact Person: Lana Carpenter

Free Concert
“The Peacemakers”
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Festival Park Stage
Sponsored by: La Cabana

Free Concert: Survivor
http://www.survivorband.com
Time: 9:00pm – Location: Festival Park
Sponsored by: First State Bank and Vowell & Sons

Saturday, September 7, 2013

American Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary Pancake Breakfast
6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
American Legion Post 55, Central St.
7 & up $5, 6 & under $3
Call in/pick up orders available by calling
731-587-4886
For more information contact: Rose Johnson 731-571-4635

North End Crossing Juke & Junkin’ Fest
Community Wide Yard Sale with Entertainment by Local Musicians
Location:
Northend Crossing Stage & Northend Crossing Lot
–Schedule of Events:–
6:30am – Yard Sale Setup
7:00am – Yard Sale Begins
Reba Wade Singers: 10:00am – 2:00pm
-Various Local Musicians- 2:30pm-7:00pm
2:30-2:50 David Stockdale
2:50-3:10 Jason Webb
3:10-4:10 Chris Curtis
4:10-4:20 Jordan Skoda
4:20-4:50 Stella Ruth
4:50-5:00 David Stockdale
5:00-6:00 Cobra Cats
6:00-6:10 Jason Webb
6:10-7:00 Scruffy-Looking Nerfherders
Yard Sale Information: Contact: Lynette Wagster 731-431-8156
Yard sale vendors will be accepted on day of as space allows, however advanced registration is preferred.
To Register for the Yard Sale: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dE5NeFNiWDFfY3Nxd0dCZTJjRG13bFE6MQ#gid=0
++ Music Information:
Advanced registration is required for performers. Please contact Jim Fieser at jfieser@utm.edu for performance information.

Soybean Festival 5K Road Race/1 Mile Fun Walk
7:30 a.m. Kids Run
8:15 a.m. Adult 5K/1 Mile Fun Walk
Martin Recreation Complex
(softball parking lot)
Sponsored by: Kiwanis Club
For more information contact:
Jim Scott 731-456-2234
5K/Fun Walk Application: http://www.tnsoybeanfestival.org/2013%20Apps/2013%20Kiwanis%205K%20Application.pdf

LJT 2013 Bikers for Books Poker Run Motorcycle and Bicycle Event
Motorcycle Registration – 8:00am – 9:00am
Bicycle Registration – 11:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Weldon Park
Fee: $15 per player
All Awards Presented at 3:00pm at Weldon Park Stage
Proceeds benefit WLJT’s Education and Outreach Initiatives
Sponsored by: WLJT-DT, Channel 11
Contact : Katrina Cobb 731-881-7561 or kcobb@wljt.org

Cancer Crash Car Bash
5 Swings & a T-Shirt for Only $10 or 5 Swings for $1
Proceeds go to Relay for Life
Time: Starts at 4:00pm
Location: Downtown
Sponsors: Harpers Wrecker Service, UTM Relay for Life, A+ Auto Repair, McTee’s, & Jowers Sign Company
Contact: Lynn Harper 731-587-6661

17th Annual Soybean Festival Car & Bike Show
Location: Martin Recreation Complex
Times:
8 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration
3 p.m. – Awards Presentation
Free Admission for spectators
Sponsored by: MTD Products, Inc.
For more information contact: Janet Elliott 731-587-4279

Martin Youth Soccer
Opening Day Matches
Time: 9:00 a.m. Start
Location: Martin Recreation Complex
Sponsored by: Martin Youth Soccer Association Contact: Randall Ricketts 731-358-1911 or http://www.martinsoccer.org

4th Annual Soybean Festival Disc Golf Tournament
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Harrison Road Complex
Sponsored by: Martin Parks and Recreation
Contact: 731-587-6784 or http://www.BlueGrassDiscGolf.org/Martin

Art Exhibit & Competition
Time: 10am – 8pm
Location: Arts Co-Op, Lindell Street
Sponsor: Arts Co-Op Gallery
Contact: Edward Norwood 731-332-1877
All Art Entered Will Be On Display!!

Literary Reading
Time: 10am – 12pm
Location: Weldon Public Library
Sponsor: Weakley County Arts and Humanities Council
Contact: David Sheridan 731-587-0671

Street Fair and Carnival
Food, Entertainment, Carnival and Craft Vendors
10am – midnight
Downtown

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale
Time: 10am – closing
C.E. Weldon Library
For more information contact: Roberta Peacock, 731-587-3148

City-Wide Merchant Sidewalk Sale
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Sponsored by: Martin’s Tennessee Downtown Community
For more information contact: Lynette Wagster 731-431-8156

20th Annual Chicken Crazy, Hog Wild Barbecue Cook-off
Award Presentation
Sponsored by: Tyson Foods
Categories: Shoulder, Fine Swine, Ribs
Awards: 12:30 p.m. Weldon Park Stage

Salute to Military: Honoring POWs, MIAs, & Veterans
Time: 2:30pm
Missing Man Ceremony
Location: Martin City Hall Parking Lot
Presentation by: Rolling Thunder TN-6
Midsouth Mobile Military Exhibit Will Be On Display.

Soybean Festival Pet Show
Time:
Registration: 3pm – 4pm
Show Start: 4:00pm
Location: Virginia Weldon Park
Sponsored by: Weakley County Animal Clinic
Contact: Sarah Baringer 731-587-5319

Saturday Night Free Concert
Featuring: Sawyer Brown
http://www.sawyerbrown.com
Time: 9:00pm – Location: Festival Park
Sponsored by: First Citizens National Bank & Tennessee Soybean Promotion Council

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

The Sodexo Sunday Brunch
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Skyhawk Café
UT Martin Boling University Center
$10.35 per person; kids 10 and under $4.95
For more information contact 731-881-7770

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