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Community Event Calendar


 

January 1, 2018 - NBF Signature Hike: " The First Hike"- Always the first day of the new year at Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park. Open to the public. Trail ranges from 1-3 miles. For more information call 731-584-6356


April 7-  Astronomy Day 1st Saturday in April at Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park

( in the event of falling on Easter weekend, this event shifts to the 2nd Saturday in April). Bernard Seifert Astronomical Society will be on site with a variety of observational equipment and a wealth of knowledge to help us understand the mysteries of the night sky. Programs are scheduled throughout the day! For further information call 731-584-6356.


April- Old Time Bluegrass and Fiddler's Jamboree- Held annually the 3rd week of April. Festivities include a beauty pageant, parade, street dance, variety show, games, BBQ dinners, and clogging contest- in addition to the namesake Bluegrass and Fiddler's competitions. Located at Holladay School 148 Stokes Road Holladay, TN 38341. 


April 28- Cruise-In Classic Car Show- Legend Car Club hosts Cruise-In classic car shows on the Camden Court Square. Shows begin at 4pm and are always free to show or attend. Like them on Facebook for specific entertainment at each monthly event.


May 26- Legend Car Club Cruise-In Classic Car Show. Camden Court Square.  Free show begins at 4pm. 


May 28- Big Sandy Spring Festival- Festivities include a parade, vendors, food, activities, live entertainment, and more for the entire family to enjoy. Find this event happening at the City Park in the heart of Big Sandy, TN.


June 2- National Trails Day at Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park- Outdoor enthusiasts participate in educational exhibits, trail dedications, gear demonstrations, instructional workshops and trail projects. Offering a variety of ranger-led day hikes, night hikes, history hikes, nature hikes or trail clean-up hikes. Something for everyone. For more information, call 731-584-6356


June 2 & 3- "Weave In" Basket Weaving Event- The West Tennessee Basket Guild hosts the annual " Weave In" at Briarwood School. This 2 day event is open for public participation.


 June 9-  Fishing Rodeo at Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park- Eva Beach Day Use area. Held coinciding with the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency's Free Fishing Day. Lots of great prizes.


July 28-  Legend Car Club Cruise -In Classic Car Show. Camden Court Square. Free Show begins at 4pm.


August 4- Duck Blind Drawing- TWRA holds the annual West Tennessee duck blind drawing at the Big Sandy City Park, Big Sandy, TN. Registration for qualified participants is from 7am-10am, with drawing at 10am. Vendors, food, games, and fun during this sportsman's frenzy-free admission to the public. 


August 25- Legend Car Club Cruise-In Classic Car Show. Camden Court Square. Free show begins at 4pm.


August 31 & September 1st-  The annual 30-mile yard sale stretches itself through Benton County every Friday & Saturday of Labor Day weekend. Following Highway 69 from Big Sandy to Holladay, the highway is densely populated with anxious sellers of second-hand treasures. Host Benton County Chamber of Commerce.


September 15- Rock N'Race Weekend- The Eva Music and Arts Festival includes the best in local performers, arts, crafts, food, and more. Two person teams will compete in a variety of sports including biking, canoeing, and running. 


October 27-  Haunted Trail at Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park- Every year near Halloween the Polk Creek Trail is visited by ghosts and should of all kinds. Take a wagon ride from Shelter 1 to this ghostly site and be prepared for a scare!. For further information call 731-584-6356.


November 2 & 3- Battle of Johnsonville Commemorative Living History Event- There will be artillery, infantry, calvary, and civilian demonstrations taking place at Eva Beach Day-Use Area in Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park and throughout Johnsonville State Historic Area. For further information, please call 731-584-6356.


November 24-   Lighting of "The Knob"- One of the most spectacular events you will see during the Christmas season occurs on the top of Pilot Knob in Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park. Thousands of lights, refreshments, holiday music, and an appearance by Santa Claus himself. For more information, call 731-584-6356.


December 8-  Camden Christmas Parade- Santa Claus rolls down West Main Street at 4:00 pm in Camden.  For more information, call 731-584-8395