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

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Soybean Festival, 2014

The 21st Annual Tennessee Soybean Festival is here again!!!
Join us for another amazing year of celebrating this community and Tennessee candy, the Soybean!

Below is the full 2014 line-up of scheduled events for the festival running Thursday, August 28 – Sunday, September 7, 2014.
Come out and celebrate with your community at the one and only Tennessee Soybean Festival in Martin, Tennessee.

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