2015 Sharon Corn and Music Fest

It’s that time again – Sharon Corn and Music Fest time!!!!
Check out the packed lineup of fun festival activities for the whole family:

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2015

Woodlawn Cemetery & Highland Cemetery Walks
Contact James Roberts 731-456-2185 or Jane Chandler 731-364-5511
Woodlawn Cemetery, Sharon TN
2:00 p.m.

4th Annual Harvest Festival
Food, Games, Fun for all ages at Corinth Baptist Church. Contact Tony Terrell for more info 514-4184
Corinth Baptist Church in Sharon, Tennessee
4:00 p.m.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2015

Sharon Fire Department Spaghetti Supper
$7.00 Plate Children 5 and under eat free
Sharon Fire Department
6:00 p.m.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2015

Shelton’s Fried Chicken & Fish Buffet Special
Shelton’s Fried Chicken & Fish Buffet Special Includes coffee/tea-4pm-7:00p.m $6.99
Shelton’s in Sharon, Tennessee
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Bingo!
BINGO –Adult (18 & up) 7:00 p.m. Located inside the Sharon Fire Station. $5.00 to play (2) $25 Door Prizes Must Be Present to Win
Children’s Bingo FREE (17 & under) 7:00 p.m. and (2) $10 Door Prizes – Must Be Present to Win
Sharon Fire Station
7:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2015

What’s It Worth?
Located at Sharon Fire Station. Dennis Doster, Donald Doster and David Tuck. Limit 3 items
Sharon, Tennessee 38255
10:00 a.m.

Sharon Park & Recreation Hamburger/Hot Dog Sack Lunch
Sharon Park & Recreation Hamburger/Hot Dog Sack Lunch $5.00 Sponsored by Southern Chop Shop. Located by Sharon Fire Station. Will deliver only on advanced orders.
Sharon Fire Station
10:30 a.m.

BBQ Supper
$7.00 a plate. Located at Sharon Fire Station. All proceeds to Sharon Corn & Music Festival.
Sharon Fire Station
5:00 p.m.

Gospel Singing
Located at Sharon Fire Station, 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
Sharon Fire Station
7:00 p.m.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015

Health Fair
Health Fair 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Located at Fire Station. Door Prizes Local health care providers give free health screenings and resource education. Contact: William Witherington at 514-4059
Sharon Fire Station
9:00 a.m.

Ham & Bean Supper
Ham & Bean Supper –  $6.00 for adults, children 5yrs and under eat FREE
Located at the Sharon Senior Center.
Dessert Auction will be held at 6:00 p.m.
Contact: Shirley 456-2213 and (2) $25.00 Door Prizes
Sharon Senior Center in Sharon, Tennessee
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Trivia Night
(8 PEOPLE MAX. PER TABLE) $5.00 entry fee per person. Located inside the Sharon Fire Station. (2) -$25.00 Door Prize Must Be Present to win.  MC’s for the night will be William Witherington, Roger Johnson and Bill Bostwick
Sharon Fire Station
7:00 p.m.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2015

Men’s Ping Pong Tournament
Men’s Ping Pong Tournament- 8:30 a.m.  Sharon Senior Center Contact: Shirley at 456-2213
Sharon Senior Center in Sharon, Tennessee
8:30 a.m.

Horse Shoe Tournament
Horse Shoe Tournament- Sharon Senior Center Contact: Shirley at 456-2213
Sharon Senior Center in Sharon, Tennessee
1:00 p.m.

Sharon Park & Recreation Hamburger/Hotdog Cookout
Sharon Fire Station
4:00 p.m.

Chris Hamlett
Enjoy the sounds of Folk Musician Chris Hamlett located downtown on S. Hollis Street
Sharon, Tennessee in Sharon, Tennessee
5:30 p.m.

Corn Recipe Contest
Sharon Fire Station
5:45 p.m.

Q & A Session
Sounds of Quint and Amanda Spraggs –  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!!
S. Hollis Street in Sharon, TN
6:00 p.m.

Aaron’s Game Truck
Located between the Sharon Fire Station and Sharon Hardware Store
Sharon, Tennessee
6:00 p.m.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2015

Craft/Flea Market
Sharon, TN
Craft/Flea Market – FREE SETUP in the Simmons Bank Parking Lot
Contact: Xanthia 703-0073 for more info
9:00 a.m.

Sharon Methodist Church Pancake Breakfast
Sharon, Tennessee
Sharon Methodist Church Pancake Breakfast-7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. $5.00 Children 5 and under eat free. Located at the church 2-$25.00 Door Prizes, you do not have to be present to win.
7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Car Show
Shelton’s in Sharon, Tennessee
Car Show located at Shelton’s Restaurant. Registration starts at 8am. Prizes, music, food and fun. Contact Jim Shelton 731-234-2084 for more info. Additional 2-$25 gift cards to be given away.
8:00 a.m.

TN Child Identification Program
Sharon Fire Station
TN CHIP Kits will be provided to children 1 day-18yrs. These kits have proven to be extremely instrumental in locating missing/abducted children. These kits are FREE. Located inside the Sharon Fire Station.
9:00 a.m.

12th Annual Antique Tractor Show
Sharon, Tennessee
“In Memory of Joey Frazier” and located beside railroad tracks. Contact: Diane Kendall 731-514-9808
9:00 a.m.

Grilled Chicken Plate
Sharon, Tennessee
Grilled Chicken Plate with trimmings $8.00 a plate – located at Fire Station
10:00 a.m.

Sharon Park & Recreation Hamburger/Hotdog Cookout
Sharon Fire Station
10:00 a.m.

Sharon Corn & Music Festival Parade
Sharon Corn & Music Festival Parade 11:00 a.m. NO ENTRY FEE REQUIRED
Contact: April Baker-514-6189
Sharon, Tennessee
11:00 a.m.

Bouncers
Free For Kids -12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Located downtown on S. Hollis Street
Sharon, Tennessee
12:00 p.m.

Pet Show
Pet Show will be held at the corner of S. Front and Mill Street. No entry fee!!! Sponsored by County Pet Resort and Spa and Veterinary Home Healthcare Debbie Reynolds, DVM
Sharon, Tennessee 38255
12:00 p.m.

Cake Walk
Located on S. Hollis Street. Sponsored by Progress and Growth Committee 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m.
Sharon, Tennessee
12:30 p.m.

Molly’s Ark Petting Zoo
Located at the corner of S. Front and Mill Street
Sharon, Tennessee
2:00 p.m.

Laser Tag
Hey kids check it out!!! Gamez on Wheelz Laser Tag Located beside the Railroad Tracks
Sharon, Tennessee 38255
4:30 p.m.

Gamez on Wheelz
Hey kids!!!! Come check out what has rolled into town! Located beside the Railroad Tracks (where the tractor show was held)
Sharon, Tennessee 38255
4:30 p.m.

Fun Run/5K Run
Entry fee $20.00 – Starting place Sharon United Methodist Church.
Contact Todd Maxey 514-6401
Sharon, Tennessee
6:00 p.m.

David Johnson Chorus
Located in the Sharon School Gym. No charge, donations greatly appreciated 2-$25 Door Prizes to be given away. Must be present to win!
Sharon School Gym in Sharon, Tennessee
6:00 p.m.

2015 Greenfield Fire Prevention Festival

2015 – 27th Annual Fire Prevention Festival
Greenfield, Tennessee:  October 5 – 10, 2015


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Scroll down for the full schedule of events!

This year, the Grand Marshal will be Robert Ed Skinner. Robert Skinner is proud owner of Skinner’s Sheet Metal of Greenfield. He is a huge advocate of giving back to the community. He has contributed over a decade of service to Greenfield through the New Involvement Club, Greenfield Fire Department, and Greenfield City Council. He has also served in the 1174th Trans Company for 28 years which includes two tours in Iraq.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
*  Senior Citizens Center Chili Luncheon at Park Pavilion. Menu will be chili, dessert, and drink for $7.00.  Contact is Billy Godwin: 731-235-2815.  Donations will be accepted for a country ham to be given away on Saturday, October 10 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.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

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.
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. Armband night is set for Thursday night at $7.00 per band. Friday night armbands are $10.00.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

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 9, 2015

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 through Saturday, October 10th, 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 10, 2015

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.

7:30 a.m. –
Car Show – Contact info Madison Service and Repaid at 731-235-2879, 1517 South Meridian Street, $10 entry fee (7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)

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.
*  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 Puppet Show

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. –
* The Greenfield Booster Club will be selling BBQ by the pound. Located on the corner across from the Greenfield Banking Co.

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.

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.

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

2015 Tennessee Soybean Festival

THE 2015 TENNESSEE SOYBEAN FESTIVAL!

Saturday, August 29 – Sunday, September 13, 2015

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2015

TN Soybean Festival Pageant
Date/Time: Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.
Location: Martin Westview High School Theatre, 8161 Hwy 45, Martin, TN
Sponsored by: UT Federal Credit Union

Information & Rules

~There is a $40 (non-refundable) entry fee per contestant to be submitted with registration form. Side awards – FREE.
~ Make checks payable to TN Soybean Festival.
~ Absolutely NO applications accepted after Friday, August 21, 2015. There will be NO registration or payment at the door. No Exceptions.
~ There will be a $5 admission charge for anyone not participating in the pageants. 1 adult is admitted at no charge per contestant.
~ No one is allowed behind stage beginning with contestants in the Petite pageant (4-5). There will be plenty of assistants backstage with your child. One female adult is allowed per child in the dressing room. No men are allowed in the dressing rooms.
~All pageants are for girls only. All pageants will have 1 queen & 4 alternates. Judges decisions are final.
~ Queens only will be required to participate in activities designated by the Soybean Festival Committee. This may include 1-2 activities during the school day. Queens Only in the 4-5, 6-9, 10-12, 13-15, and 16-21 are required to attend the Mayor’s luncheon and ride in the Soybean Festival parade on Sept. 8, 2015. More information will be given the day of the pageant.
~ Gina Hampton, Hair and Make-up Professional will be on-site. For appointments, call 731-571-0322 or contact her through Facebook.
~ For more information call 731-587-3126, extension 255.
~ No refunds.
~ The Tennessee Soybean Festival is not responsible for any accident or loss of property in relation to this pageant.
Registration Form Application: http://www.tnsoybeanfestival.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/2015-Soybean-Festival-Pageant-Application.pdf

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2015

Salute to Our Heroes
Date/Time: Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Pecan Grove Bed & Breakfast
Sponsored by Pecan Grove Bed & Breakfast & TN Soybean Promotional Council

Heroes Dinner for Martin Police, Fire Department & TN Highway Patrol

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2015

Magical Martin Day
Date/Time: Saturday, September 5, 2015, All Day
Location: Martin, Tennessee, City-Wide

An all-day event of special food deals at participating restaurants. Princess Tea Party at Boling University Center on the campus of UT Martin. Children activity booths in Festival Park in downtown Martin at 4:30 p.m. The Martin Community Band will play a tribute themed Superhero/Disney Concert at 7:00 p.m. Go out and experience the Night Life specials in Martin at 9:00 p.m. Check online or MBA AP for updates and information.

TN Soybean Festival/West Tennessee Dairy Show
Date/Time: Saturday, September 5, 2015, 10:00 a.m.
Location: UT Martin Ag Pavilion
Get the details of the show here: http://www.tnsoybeanfestival.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Dairy-Show-bill-15-.pdf


TN Soybean Festival Biodiesel Truck & Tractor Pull
Date/Time: Saturday, September 5, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Location:  Martin Recreational Complex, beside Westview High School in Martin
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2015

Guitar As Art
Date/Time: Sunday, September 6, 2015, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., FREE to public
Location:  Art Gallery, Fine Arts Building, UT Martin, 16 Mount Pelia Road, Martin, TN  38238
Open Reception and Award Presentation Event

Soybean Kickoff Spectacular: Seven Bridges and Fireworks Display
Date/Time: Sunday, September 6, 2015, 7:00 p.m., FREE to public
Location:  Martin Recreation Complex, beside Westview High School
Sponsored by Savant Learning Systems
Bring your family, a quilt and picnic basket to enjoy an entertaining evening with “Seven Bridges” (Tribute to the Eagles) followed by a spectacular Fireworks Celebration sponsored by Savant Learning Systems


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2015

Sidewalk Chalk Contest
Date/Time: Monday, September 7, 2015, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location:  C.E. Weldon Public Library: Library Sidewalk Area
Sponsored by C.E. Weldon Public Library and UTM Leaders in Residence Class

Bicycle Rodeo
Date/Time: Monday, September 7, 2015, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. {Registration is at 3:30, Event at 4:00}
Location:  University Street & Oxford Street
Sponsored by Martin Optimist Club and Martin Pilot Club
11th Annual Soybean Talent Contest
Date/Time: Monday, September 7, 2015, 6:00 p.m. – Juniors, and 7:00 p.m. – Teens
Location:  Festival Park Stage
Sponsored by Westview Key Club and WCMT
Age Groups:

  • 8 and under
  • 9-12 (Mid-South Fair Preliminary)
  • 13-21 (Mid-South Fair Preliminary)
  • 22 and older

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2015

Senior Adult Rook Tournament @ The Gateway Center
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am
Sponsored by: The Gateway; HealthSouth Cane Creek
Mayor’s Luncheon
Sep 8 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Announcement of Soybean Hall of Fame, Big Bean, Service Awards, and Martin Beautiful Awards Invitation Only Event – Sponsored by Elgin Fasteners
Speaker: Commissioner Randy Boyd
Soybean Festival Midway @ Historic Downtown Martin
Sep 8 @ 5:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Amusement Rides and Games
Soybean Festival Parade
Sep 8 @ 6:30 pm
Grand Marshall, Dorothy Alexander. University Street and Lindell Street
Sponsored by: First State Bank
A Taste of La Belle Vie (Wine Tasting Event and Concert)               @ The Lindell
Sep 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Tuesday Night Concert @ Festival Park
Sep 8 @ 8:00 pm
Mike Snider and the String Band will perform in Festival Park after the parade.


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2015

Faith and Community Prayer Breakfast @ First Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
Sep 9 @ 6:45 am
All community members are welcomed to the free Faith and Community Day Breakfast sponsored by the Martin Area Ministerial Alliance starting at 6:45 a.m. at the First Baptist Church. The speaker is Dr. Bob Hathcock, Professor Emeritus of Plant Science, The University of Tennessee at Martin.
9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit @ Festival Park Area
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
In 2013, the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation created a mobile exhibit as a tribute to all those whose lives were sacrificed on September 11, 2001. The 9/11 NEVER FORGET Mobile Exhibit is a tool to educate Americans about the historic events of that day. Welcomed around the country the mobile exhibit is a high-tech, 53-foot tractor-trailer, which unfolds into a 1,000 square foot exhibit.
History of Farming in Weakley County Exhibit @ The City of Martin Municipal Building (City Hall)
Sep 9 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
The Farm Exhibit will feature artifacts, pictures, stories and videos of the history of farming in Weakley County.
Senior Adult Dominoes @ The Gateway Center
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am
Sponsored by: The Gateway
The Crossroads Luncheon: A Celebration of Civic Organizations @ The University Center Ballroom
Sep 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Martin Civic Organizations will be conducting a service project to donate to local food banks
2015 Soybean Innovation Competition @ UTM University Center Legislative Chambers, room 111
Sep 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Soybean Innovation Contest 2015
Contest open to all full-time college students to see who can create the “best” new product, production technique, or social enterprise idea using soybeans or soybean products.  Winners will receive cash prizes and be recognized at the Farmer’s Breakfast.
Sponsored by:  Northwest TN Entrepreneur Center and UTM College of Agriculture & Applied Sciences
Soybean Festival Midway @ Historic Downtown Martin
Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Amusement Rides and Games
Community Health Awareness Fair @ Historic Downtown Martin
Sep 9 @ 5:30 pm
Sponsored by: Lions Club and Weakley County Interagency Council
Faith & Community Night Dinner
Sep 9 @ 5:30 pm
Community Dinner and Service Organization Fair
Free Community Dinner, Donations Accepted
Sponsor: MAMA & TN Soybean Promotion Council
Fitness Class Demonstration
Sep 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Varsity Group Training Demonstration Class, Time: 5:30; Location: Lindell and Oxford Street Alley; Also, Cardio Interval Class at The Sideline at 5:30pm, Sponsored by: The Sideline
Faith & Community Night: 9/11 Never Forget Ceremony               @ Festival Park
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm
The Tennessee Soybean Festival will pay tribute to the many men and women in our community and throughout our country who work daily and diligently to keep our communities safe, who are there for us in our time of need, and who will march into harms way to protect us and our many freedoms. The ceremony will feature firefighter, Mr. Tom Bowen, who served at “Ground Zero,” along with performances by Collin Strickland and the West Tennessee Bagpipers. The service focus for the ceremony will be for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  God Bless America!

Faith & Community Night Concert: Sanctus Real                @ Festival Park
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm
GMA Dove Award recipients, Sanctus Real will perform on the Festival Park Main Stage at 7:00pm
Sponsored by Martin Area Ministerial Alliance


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2015

City-Wide Merchant Sidewalk Sale @ Downtown Martin
Sep 10 – Sep 12 all-day:  Participating merchant store hours will vary.
Sponsor: Martin’s TN Downtowns Community
Farmers’ Breakfast @ TN Tractor in Martin
Sep 10 @ 6:30 am
Featured speaker is Stefan Maupin, Director of the Public Policy Division, the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation.
Sponsored by: Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, Weakley County Farm Bureau, Weakley Farmers’ Co-Op, Tennessee Soybean Promotional Council, Tennessee Tractor,
Speaker: Steve Maupin
History of Farming in Weakley County Exhibit @ The City of Martin Municipal Building (City Hall)
Sep 10 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
The Farm Exhibit will feature artifacts, pictures, stories and videos of the history of farming in Weakley County.
Senior Adult Baking Contest @ The Gateway Center
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am
Sponsored by: Weakley County Nursing Home
Rotary Golf Tournament @ Persimmon Hills in Sharon, TN
Sep 10 @ 11:00 am
11:00 am Lunch served
Noon Tee time
Sponsored by: Martin Rotary Club
Big Bingo (all ages) @ The Gateway Center
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm
Sponsored by The Gateway Center and Woodmen of the World
Cancer Crash Car Bash   @ Historic Downtown Martin
Sep 10 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Proceeds to go for Relay for Life
Sponsors: Harper’s Wrecker Service, UTM Relay for Life, A+ Auto Repair, Monograms & More, Sammie’s and Jower’s Sign
Friends of the Library Used Book Sale @ C.E. Weldon Library
Sep 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Soybean Festival Midway @ Historic Downtown Martin
Sep 10 @ 5:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Amusement Rides and Games
Street Fair & Carnival @ Historic Downtown Martin
Sep 10 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Food, Entertainment, Carnival and Craft Vendors

Festival Football: UT Martin versus Bethel University @ Hardy Graham Stadium
Sep 10 @ 6:30 pm
The Skyhawks take to the field against the Bethel University Wildcats at Hardy Graham Stadium with kickoff at 6:30 p.m. Pre-game festivities begin at 5:00 p.m. For ticket information call 881-7207.
UT Martin Student Night: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Concert                @ Festival Park
Sep 10 @ 9:00 pm
“I Love Rock-N-Roll…” Enjoy Rock-N-Roll Hall of Famers, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts on the Festival Park Main Stage. (www.joanjett.com/)
Sponsored by: UTM Student Activities Council
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2015

City-Wide Merchant Sidewalk Sale
Sep 11 all-day
Participating merchant store hours will vary.
Sponsor: Martin’s TN Downtowns Community
Cancer Crash Car Bash   @ Historic Downtown Martin
Sep 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Proceeds to go for Relay for Life
Sponsors: Harper’s Wrecker Service, UTM Relay for Life, A+ Auto Repair, Monograms & More, Sammie’s and Jower’s Sign Company
Children’s Street Fair      @ Historic Downtown Martin
Sep 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sponsor: Union City Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Lunch Sponsor: Volunteer Community Hospital
Friends of the Library Book Sale                @ C.E. Weldon Library
Sep 11 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
History of Farming in Weakley County Exhibit @ The City of Martin Municipal Buliding (City Hall)
Sep 11 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
The Farm Exhibit will feature artifacts, pictures, stories and videos of the history of farming in Weakley County.
Bluegrass in the Park @ Virginia Weldon Park
Sep 11 @ 4:30 pm
Donna Ulisse and The Poor Mountain Boys will be preforming in Virginia Weldon Park starting at 4:30 on Sept 11th, Friday night.
22nd Annual Chicken Crazy, Hog Wild BBQ Cook-off @ Virginia Weldon Park
Sep 11 @ 5:00 pm
Sponsor: Tyson Foods, Free BBQ Chicken at designated areas
Cancer Crash Car Bash   @ Historic Downtown Martin
Sep 11 @ 5:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Proceeds to go for Relay for Life
Sponsors: Harper’s Wrecker Service, UTM Relay for Life, A+ Auto Repair, Monograms & More, Jower’s Sign Company, Historic Martin
Soybean Festival Midway @ Historic Downtown Martin
Sep 11 @ 5:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Amusement Rides and Games
Street Fair and Carnival @ Historic Downtown Martin
Sep 11 @ 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Friday Night Concert: The School of Rock @ Festival Park
Sep 11 @ 6:30 pm
Come and see the future of Rock-N-Roll as the School of Rock performs.
Sammie’s Bacon Eating Contest @ Weldon Park Stage
Sep 11 @ 6:30 pm
Best Meat Ever!!! Sammie’s 2nd Annual Bacon Eating Contest will begin at 6:30 p.m. on the Weldon Park Stage. The winner will receive a massive bacon trophy and a $100 gift certificate to Sammie’s. All contestants will receive a t-shirt. Contestants must sign up in advance by registering at Sammie’s Restaurant in Martin Only ten bacon-eating spots available. Lock, Stock & Barrel challenge winners will have priority. For specific rules visit Sammie’s Facebook page or stop by Sammie’s.
UT Martin World Percussion Ensemble @ Festival Park
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm
WCMT/Star 95.1 Singing Bee @ Virginia Weldon Park Stage
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm
Sponsor: WCMT/STAR 95.1
Friday Night Concert: Night Ranger @ Festival Park
Sep 11 @ 9:00 pm

More than 17 million albums sold and hit singles Sister Christian, Don’t Tell Me You Love Me, Sentimental Street, When You Close Your Eyes, and Rock In America. Rock with 80’s powerhouse rock band, NIGHT RANGER, at the Festival Park Main Stage at 9:00 p.m. (www.nightranger.com/)
Sponsored by First State Bank and Vowell & Sons

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2015
City-Wide Merchant Sidewalk Sale @ Downtown Martin
Sep 12 – Sep 14 all-day
Participating merchant store hours will vary.
Sponsor: Martin’s TN Downtowns Community
American Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary Pancake Breakfast @ American Legion Post 55
Sep 12 @ 6:30 am – 10:30 am
Ages 6 & under – $3
Ages 7& up – $5
Call in/pick up orders available by calling 731.587.4886
Soybean Festival 5k Road Race/1 Mile Fun Walk                @ Martin Recreation Complex (Softball Parking Lot)
Sep 12 @ 7:30 am
Time: 7:30am Kids Run; 8:15am Adult 5k/1 mile Fun Walk
Sponsor: Kiwanis Club
19th Annual Soybean Festival Car and Bike Show @ Martin Recreation Complex
Sep 12 @ 8:00 am
Time: 8:00-noon Registration, Awards at 3:00pm
Sponsor: MTD Products, Inc.
Free Admission for Spectators
2nd Annual Soybean Softball Showcase @ Martin Recreation Complex
Sep 12 @ 8:00 am
Tournament runs all day
6th Annual Soybean Festival Disc Golf Tournament @ Harrison Road Complex
Sep 12 @ 9:00 am
Sponsor: Martin Parks and Recreation
731.587.6784 or http://www.bluegrassdiscgolf.org/martin
History of Farming in Weakley County Exhibit @ The City of Martin Municipal Building (City Hall)
Sep 12 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
The Farm Exhibit will feature artifacts, pictures, stories and videos of the history of farming in Weakley County.
Friends of the Library Used Book Sale @ C.E. Weldon Library
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Singing in the Park @ Virginia Weldon Park
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Reba Wade Singers
Time: 10:00 am – 12:30pm, 1-2:30pm,
There will be a break for the announcement of Tyson Award from 12:30 until 1:00.
22st Annual Chicken Crazy, Hog Wild Barbecue Cook-off Award Presentation @ Virginia Weldon Park Stage
Sep 12 @ 12:30 pm
Skyhawk Marching Band Invitational @ UTM Football Stadium
Sep 12 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Street Fair and Carnival @ Historic Downtown Martin
Sep 12 @ 1:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Carnival will have an Arm Band Special from 1:00pm-5:00pm for $20
The Saturday Afternoon Carnival Rides Arm Band Special:  Sep 12 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ride, Ride, and Ride some more from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with your $20.00 Arm Band! It is the best bargain for fun and excitement at the entire Festival!
Pet Show @ Virginia Weldon Park
Sep 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sponsored by Weakley County Animal Clinic
Cancer Crash Car Bash   @ Historic Downtown Martin
Sep 12 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 13 @ 10:00 pm
Car Bash Proceeds to go for Relay for Life
Sponsors: Harper’s Wrecker Service, UTM Relay for Life, A+ Auto Repair, Monograms & More, Sammie’s and  Jower’s Sign Company
Car Donated by Shawn & Wendy Jackson
Saturday Night Concert: Backroad Anthem @ Festival Park Main Stage
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm
Ever been to the DIXIE COAST… Backroad Anthem will take you there with performance at 7:00 p.m. on the Festival Park Main Stage. (www.backroadanthem.com/band/)

Saturday Night Concert: Joe Nichols @ Festival Park
Sep 12 @ 9:00 pm
YEAH! With 14 Top 40 singles and 5 #1 Hit Singles… Brokenheartsville, Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off, Gimmie That Girl, Sunny and 75, and Yeah, The Tennessee Soybean Festival is proud to welcome 3 time Grammy nominated country music recording artist Joe Nichols to the Festival Park Main Stage! Performance time is 9:00 p.m.  (www.joenichols.com/)
Sponsored by First Citizens National Bank & Tennessee Soybean Promotion Council
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2015

Sodexo Sunday Brunch @ Skyhawk Dining Hall, UT Martin Boling University Center
Sep 13 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

2015 Tater Town Special, Gleason, Tennessee

IT’S TATER TIME IN TENNESSEE!!
That’s right! It’s time for the 42nd Annual Tater Town Special!

AUGUST 29 – SEPTEMBER 6, 2015, in Gleason, Tennessee!
Event Schedule:

Saturday, August 29, 2015 – 7:00 p.m.
SWAG Wrestling at the Gazelle Grounds
$6.00 admission

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 – 7:00 p.m.
Adult Bingo at the Gazelle Grounds
Must be at least 18 years old to play
Cake auction at intermission during Bingo
Contact: Jennifer Cook – (731) 571-3885
Sponsored by Old Hickory Clay & Gleason Clay Co.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 – 7:15 p.m.
Local Church Sponsored Youth Bingo Night at the Gazelle Grounds
Must be ages 5-17 years old to play – MUST BE PRESENT for devotion.
Contact: Jennifer Cook – (731) 571-3885

Thursday, September 3, 2015 – 6:00 p.m.
Grand Marshal Reception honoring Charles Anderson & Jim Johnson
First Baptist Church in Gleason

Thursday, September 3, 2015 – 7:00 p.m.
Concert by Honor Bound, Charles and Debbie Ross
First Baptist Church in Gleason
Contact: Christi Clark – (731) 415-3511

Friday, September 4, 2015 – 5:00 p.m.
Sweet Tater Bake-Off
Submit Dish and Recipe by 5:00 p.m.
Judging begins at 5:15 p.m.
Contact: Cil Weddington – (731) 514-9007
Sponsored by Simply Southern

Friday, September 4, 2015 – 5:30 p.m.
BBQ Cook-Off at Gazelle Grounds
Gates open at 5:30 p.m. – Cost is $7.00 per person
Free Concert: FLASH BACK
Contact: Tracy Gaylord – (731) 514-6185
Contact: Christi Clark – (731) 415-3511

Saturday, September 5, 2015 – 7:00 a.m.
JC Carey Memorial 5K Run
Gleason School – Registration at 6:30 a.m.
Race begins at 7:00 a.m.
Entry fee – $15.00
Sponsored by McKenzie Medical Center
Nourishment provided by Advocare
Contact: Amy Reed – (731) 415-1795

Saturday, September 5, 2015 – 9:00 a.m.
Junior Parade
Register at 9:00 a.m. in front of Gleason Lumber
Contact: Reba Pritchett – (731) 514-9504

Saturday, September 5, 2015 – 9:00 a.m.
Grand Parade – Parade begins at 10:00 a.m.
Register at 9:00 a.m. at American Legion
Contact: Cil Weddington – (731) 514-9007

Saturday, September 5, 2015 – 9:00 a.m.
Antique Tractor & Truck Show Begins
Contacts:
Charles Anderson:  (731) 695-5753
Zac Montgomery:  (731) 234-6491
Marty Morris: (731) 445-4854
Dale Flowers: (731) 514-5218

Saturday, September 5, 2015 – 10:00 a.m.
GRAND PARADE

Saturday, September 5, 2015 – 11:00 a.m.
Entertainment, Art & Crafts, and Food!
Live Music by Hillbilly Rich
Contact: Melanie Maddox (731) 694-9849

Saturday, September 5, 2015 – 1:00 p.m.
Memorial Way Dedication
At the corner of Phelps and East Main Street
Honoring PVT Bobbie D. Phelps

Saturday, September 5, 2015 – 2:00 p.m.
Tater Town Throwdown Disk Golf Tournament

Saturday, September 5, 2015 – 6:00 p.m.
Saddle Club’s Mini Tractor Pull
Contact: David (731) 514-6392

Sunday, September 6, 2015 – 11:00 a.m.
Community Church Service
First United Methodist Church, Pastor Chris Thompson

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

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

GLEASON

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

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

GREENFIELD

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

SHARON

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

MARTIN

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