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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!

2014 BANANA FESTIVAL
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
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!

DOODLE SOUP WEEK –
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
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH  – GAMES FOR THE KIDS
BRADFORD SCHOOLS – GAMES FOR THE KIDS
BRADFORD SENIORS – SELLING MAGAZINES FOR THEIR SENIOR TRIP

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:
http://www.bradfordssd.schoolinsites.com/
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

STREET DANCE IS BACK ON TOO…..

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.
NOTICE :   ARMBAND SPECIAL PRICE ON THURSDAY:
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!