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!


2015 Sharon Corn and Music Festival

2015 Sharon Corn and Music Festival
September 13 – 19, 2015

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


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.


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


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 –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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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.

Tennessee Iris Festival – 2014

Full schedule now available!
This year’s dates are Saturday, April 26 – Saturday, May 3.


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 22, 2014. Maps are available at Dresden City Hall Friday, April 25, 2014.

Bicycle Rodeo
Chairperson:  Pat Phillips
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
Chairpersons: 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
Chairpersons: 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.com 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, 225-7699
Join us at Dresden City Park at 6:00 p.m. as the 35th celebration begins. This fun night of live entertainment features Leaving Sunday, free food, and a fantastic fireworks show! This is an event your whole family is sure to enjoy! Bring your lawn chair.


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. 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 4, 2014.


Prayer Breakfast 
Chairperson:  Don McCulley
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 28, 2014 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.


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:  Ginger Forrester 514-3726
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.

Trinity Amusements Carnival 
The carnival will be set up the McWherter Civic Center, Dresden City Park area, Saturday, April 36th through Saturday, May 3, 2014. 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.


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 $5 each, except for children under the age of 3 which are free, and 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 “dkfjlsjdfl”. Don’t miss this great night of music!


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    
Chairperson: Tony Harrison, 973-3755 or 364-5812
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.

Quilt & Needlework Show
Chairperson:  Gail Rogers, 364-5678
Whether you enjoy quilting or needlework art forms 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 4:00 p.m. Advanced registration for entry is required. To register, please take your quilts to the McWherter Civic Center on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. for qualified entry.


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
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 5:00 p.m. Entries and awards must be picked up by 5:00 p.m.

BBQ Cook-off                                    
Chairperson:  Alex Bynum, 819-6002
Returning to the Iris Festival this year is the BBQ Cook-off! Local Cookers will compete for the Best ?Name Categories? Beginning at ?time? in the field next to The Dresden Elks Lodge on Popular Street, look for the tents. Come join the fun. Live entertainment will be provided featuring ?who? Free food will be provided at designated areas until all gone. Advanced registration for cooking teams is required by ?when?. Forms may be picked up at ?where?.

Quilt and Needlework Show  
The show continues from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the McWherter Civic Center
See event under Thursday, May 1st for more information.


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 Run, Fun and Tot Runs and Walk 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 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.com. ) or $20.00 on the day of the race

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 34th Annual Tennessee Iris Festival. The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. You can find a highlighted map of the parade route on the back cover of this program. Advance registration for entry is required by Thursday, May 2, 2013. Entries forms available at First State Bank, Dresden and at tennesseeirisfestival.com.

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, “Bloom Where You Are Planted”. 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 225- 7699.

McWherter Luncheon  

Chairperson: Jake Bynum, 364-4005
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.

Tractor Pull    

Chairperson:  Ricky McHaney, 364-6041
Enjoy a classic tractor pull beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Richie & Reggie’s BBQ, Highway 22, Dresden. Competition will cover several categories including: Horse & Drawn (early 1800- 1900), Hit & Miss Engines, Antique Hand Tools, and Oldest Restored Tractor. No hot rods allowed. There is a $20 entry fee per entry/category.

David Johnson Chorus Concert

Chairperson:  Gail Crawford, General Manager, 514-0167
www.davidjohnsonchorus.com and Facebook
The David Johnson Chorus, Recipient of 3 Silver Diplomas at the 2012 World Choir Games, will present “Songs of the Common Man” on the last evening of the Iris Festival. “Sometimes things can be expressed in a song that can’t be talked about out loud.” This is opening comment made by David Johnson, Director of the David Johnson Chorus, in describing the chorus’ concert theme this spring. “I’m calling it ‘Songs of the Common Man,'” Johnson explains. “The songs come from three different eras of social stress in our country: the 1950’s and 60’s; the time of westward movement into the Appalachians by our forefathers; and the time of slavery.” The concert will begin at 7:00 pm at the Dresden Elementary School. Admission for adults will be $10.00; children and students will be admitted free of charge. There will be a reception following.


Advance registration is required for many events.  Obtain entry forms from Forms page.

Tickets for events can be ordered by mail.  Please send a check in the exact amount made out to the Tennessee Iris Festival and a self-addressed stamped envelope to P.O. Box 801 / Dresden, TN / 38225 or contact the event chairperson.

Getting Fit in Weakley County, Tennessee

While it might not be a well known fact, many Weakley Countians are dedicated to physical fitness and healthy living.
For the year 2013, Weakley County ranked #15 out of Tennessee’s 95 counties in Overall Health Outcomes, and #35 in Overall Health Factors.*

Let’s talk about some resources for getting and maintain physical fitness in Weakley County. We’ll categorize by city or town.


Wilson Park and Walking Track
Evergreen Street, Dresden, 38225
Features a 1/3 mile walking track and pavilion picnic area
Parks and Rec Phone: 731.364.3366
Weakley County Office on Aging/Dresden Senior Citizens Center
589 Evergreen Street, Dresden, 38225
Features a fitness room with treadmills, ab lounger, free weights, and more.
Phone: 731.364.5678


TightnTone Fitness
311 Morrow Street, Dresden, 38225
Features mobile personal training and fitness studio which offers Group Personal Training and Drums Alive classes.
Phone: 731.819.9220


COMING SOON: Dresden Green Rail Trail
To be located southeast of the Farmer’s Market trailhead at Linden Street and will connect to the Festival Park trail head south of Evergreen Street.
To feature a ten-foot wide paved trail, decorative gateway entrances, landscaping, and park benches, bicycle racks and signage.
Phone: 731.364.2270



Brian Brown Memorial Greenway – Phase 1
Starting at the intersection of Skyhawk Parkway and University Street and ending near Carter Street
Features a 1.2 mile trail including a scenic bridge over a creek, a wooded area, and periodic benches throughout
Hiker, runner, walker, cyclist, and pet friendly – rules provided in the following link:


Harrison Road Complex – Disc Golf Course
139 Harrison Road, Martin, 38237
Features an 18 Hole Disc Golf Course developed to attract a diverse range of players from novice to advanced – it has straight holes and holes with hills and valleys.
Phone: 731.587.6784


Wellness Center – Volunteer Community Hospital
161 Mount Pelia Road, Martin, 38237
Features an aerobic exercise area, strength training equipment, individualized wellness programs, and an indoor walking/running track
Phone: 731.588.3490


The Sideline of Martin
104 Oxford Street, Martin, 38237
Features a 24/7 accessibility fitness facility, daily group exercise classes, physical health assessments, physical therapy, and more.
Phone: 731.587.3422


CrossFit – Martin
Dustin Laird Drive, Martin, 38237
Features a combination of elements of Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics, sprinting, rowing and core conditioning to improve overall flexibility, strength, speed, endurance and agility.
Phone: 731.819.2234


Virginia Weldon Park
At the corner of Park and Central Streets near downtown Martin, 38237
Featuring two acres and a sidewalk to walk, play and run
Phone: 731.587.6784



Big Cypress Tree State Park
295 Big Cypress Road, Greenfield, 38230
Features a 1/3 mile paved walking track that is handicapped accessible
Phone: 731.235.2700



Huggins Park
150 Dutchess Lane, Gleason, 38229
Features a 1/2 mile walking track
Phone: 731.648.5547



Sharon Schools Walking Track
Next to Sharon School, Woodlawn Avenue, Sharon, 38255
Featuring 1/4 mile walking track
Phone: 731.456.2122

Go forth and get fit!