36th Annual Tennessee Iris Festival – 2015

36th Annual Tennessee Iris Festival in Dresden Schedule of Events – 2015


Saturday, April 25, 2015

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 21, 2015. Maps are available at Dresden City Hall Friday, April 24, 2015.


Bicycle Rodeo

Chairperson:  Joey Winstead

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

Chairperson:  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   

Chairperson:  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 http://www.tennesseeirisfestival.net 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, 819-4922 and 514-2678

Join us at Dresden City Park at 6:00 p.m. as the 36th celebration begins!  This fun night of live entertainment features live music from the “Elam McKnight Band,” free food, and a fantastic fireworks show! This is an event your whole family is sure to enjoy! Bring your lawn chair.


Sunday, April 26, 2015

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.  This year’s theme is “Sunset Cemetery’s Wide World of Sports.”  We hope you can join us to learn more about the history of some of Dresden’s greatest sports teams, players and coaches.  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 3, 2015.


Monday, April 27, 2015

Prayer Breakfast

Chairperson:  Mark Earheart, 364-2419

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 27, 2015 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.


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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:  Josh Pirtle, 514-1605

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.



Wednesday, April 29, 2015


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 $6.00 for adults, $4.00 for children 3-6 years old, and free for children 2 years old and younger.  Tickets 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 Bethel University’s Award-Winning “Renaissance Quartet.”  Under the Direction of Matthew Holt, this group has encouraged and uplifted listeners with their unique style since the conception of the group in 2006. The group has traveled from coast to coast leading worship and performing in concerts of all kinds. The Renaissance Quartet won best new group at the 2009 National Quartet Convention in Louisville, Ky., as they bested 41 other groups in the competition. Since that contest they have been showcased in concerts at the convention.  Don’t miss this great night of music!


Trinity Amusements Carnival

The carnival will be set up in Downtown Dresden on North Wilson Street.  Opening night will be Wednesday, April 29, 2015.  The carnival will run through Saturday, May 2, 2015.  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.


Thursday, April 30, 2015

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   

Chairpersons: Amie Whittle, 693-0606 and Sarah Overcast, 587-2996

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.


Fashion Show

Chairperson:  Urban Designs, Emily Dunn, 364-3664

Come to the Dresden Farmers Market at Terry Oliver Plaza and check out the latest fashions from Northwest Tennessee!  The show will begin at 7:00 p.m.  This year, we will be featuring stores from Dresden and several surrounding towns.  Wear your latest knock-out outfit, sit back, relax, and enjoy our show!  Tickets can be purchased in advance from Urban Designs; advance tickets are $5.00.  Tickets will be sold at the door for $8.00.  Also, this year we are offering VIP tickets for $12.00.  VIP tickets include reserved parking, reserved seating, complimentary refreshments, automatic entry to door prizes, and recognition for the VIP individual or business.  Free admission for children 5 years of age or younger.


Quilt Show

Chairperson:  Gail Rogers, 364-5678

Whether you enjoy quilting 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 6:00 p.m.  Advanced registration for entry is required.  To register, please take your quilts to the McWherter Civic Center on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. for qualified entry.


Friday, May 1, 2015

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   

Chairperson: Shirley Chappell, 456-2213 or 514-7306

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 4:00 p.m.  Entries and awards must be picked up by 4:00 p.m.


Quilt Show 

The show continues from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the McWherter Civic Center.
See event under Thursday, April 30, 2015, for more information.


Tennessee Iris Festival Music Fest
Chairperson- Joey Winstead,  431-6396
Come to the Dresden Farmers Market at Terry Oliver Plaza and enjoy a great night of food, hot rods, antique cars, and live music, featuring “Leaving Sunday,” “Roadhouse 54, Matt Wolf, and others.  Festivities begin at 6 p.m.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

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

Chairperson:  Todd Maxey, 364-6786 or 514-6401 and Dusty Gibson, irun4tn@yahoo.com

The races 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) or $20.00 on the day of the race 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 http://www.tennesseeirisfestival.net.


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 36th Annual Tennessee Iris Festival.  The parade begins at 10:00 a.m.  You can find a highlighted map of the parade route in this booklet.  Advance registration for entry is required by Friday, May 1, 2015.  Entries forms available at First State Bank, Dresden and at tennesseeirisfestival.net.


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, “The Face of the Iris”.  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 819-4922 or 514-2678.

McWherter Luncheon 

Chairpersons: Kate Bynum, 819-4922

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.


Black and Blue Alumni Football Game

Chairperson:  Jake Doster, 514-9285

Join us for the 1st Annual Black and Blue Alumni Football Game between Westview and Dresden High School Football Alumni.  This year’s game is hosted by the Dresden Alumni and will be held at Rotary Field at Dresden High School.  The game starts at 7:00 p.m.  Come out and show your school spirit!  Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at First State in Dresden or from any of the participating football alumni.  Free admission for children (6 years old and under) and for any Youth League Football players who wear their jerseys to the game.  Half of the proceeds from advanced tickets sales will go directly to Dresden High School’s football program.  Buy your tickets in advance and come out to support our schools!


The Tennessee Iris Festival Scholarship Fund

A member of the Iris Festival Executive Board will be at each event during the 36th Annual Tennessee Iris Festival with a flower pot intended for the collection of donations to the Tennessee Iris Festival Scholarship Fund established in 2012.  Your donations will be greatly appreciated and will benefit the recipients of the Tennessee Iris Festival Scholarship.  This scholarship will be awarded to two Dresden High School students who have volunteered service to the Tennessee Iris Festival in honor of this year’s Tennessee Iris Festival Grand Marshals and Citizen of the Year.

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

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.

For the most up-to-date changes, visit: http://thebananafestival.net/

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.
For the most up-to-date changes:  https://www.facebook.com/BradfordDoodleSoupDays

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.

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!