Community Event Calendar
January 26- The Coyote Crackdown. Tn River Baptish Church is hosting a Coyote Hunt. This is a coyote hunt not a trapping event. All Tennessee State Laws will apply. All coyotes must be harvested in any TN county. The cost is $100.00 per two man team with winnings dependent on total entrants. All teams must be registeed by January 20, 2019 at 9 AM. Please call Jeff Pierce at 731-441-8509 for more information, or to register.
January 26- The Old Bethel Camp Hike at Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park. This hike is to explore the Old Bethel Summer Camp that is located on the backcountry area of the park. It will gives guest a chance to see the old buildings that nature has started to reclaim. If you are into exploring and local history this is the hike for you. Along the way we will pass several old home sites that we will stop and explore. The hike will be around 5 miles round trip. Please wear sturdy hiking shoes and dress for the weather. A snack and a drink are strongly recommended. We will meet at the park office at 12:30 and caravan to the back gate of the park. The cost of this hike is $5. Please contact the Park office at 731-584-6356 for more information.
February 23- Sunset Photography Hike at Nathan Dedford Forrest State Park 6 Am-7AM. Join us for a short hike along the banks of Kentucky Lake to get photographs of our amazing sunrise. We will be meeting at the Fossil Point turnaround at 6:00am. Please wear shoes/clothes that you don't mind getting dirty, we will not always be on a perfect trail. This is for all levels of photographers, from beginners to experts. So if you have a camera on your phone, or a $1000 camera, this is for you! There will not be a professional photographer doing a lesson for this event, but I'm sure if you have questions, we can help you out! There is a cost of $5 for this event. Please call the Park Office at 731-584-6356 for more information, or to sign up.
March 2- Weed Wrangle at Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park Eva Beach Area 2 PM- 4 PM. Eva Beach is the most highly used area of Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park. Our goal is to make this area as beautiful and ecologically sound as possible for our visitors to enjoy. An invasive plant called privet has been encroaching on native plant species, taking over plant habitat and limiting the sucess of native species. The Weed Wrangle event has been very sucessful in removing privet from other areas of the park in the past. This year we plan to apply the same theory to the privet at Eva Beach. So join us on March 2 to make a lasting difference in the park's landscape! All necessary tools, gloves, etc. will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own if desired. Please call the Park Office to register or more information at 731-584-6356.
March 16- Miss Bluegrass Fiddlers and Bluegrass Jamboree Pagent at Holladay School. Beauty pagent open to all girls ages 0-21. The 16-21 agr group winner will pre-qualify to participate in the Humboldt Strawberry Festival.
April 6- 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 Seyfert 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 the park office at 731-584-6356.
April- Old TIme Bluegrass and Fiddler's Jamboree. Held annually at the Holladay School the 3rd week of April. Festivals include a beauty pagent, parade, street dance, variety show, games, BBQ dinners, and clogging contest. For more information please call 731-584-2217.
May 18- Storytelling Event. Every third Saturday in May, storytellers gather around the campfire across from Happy Hollow Campground to share stories and tall tales. Bring your lawn chairs and snacks and enjoy pleasent company and refreshements provided by the Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park "Friends of the Park" Group. For futher information call the park office at 731-584-6356.
May 25- Big Sandy Spring Festival, at the Big Sandy City Park. Festivities include a parade, vendors, food, activities, live entertainment, and much more for the entire family. For more information contact the Big Sandy Chamber of Commerce at 731-593-3213.
June 7-8- Weave In Basket Weaving Event- Every 1st Friday & Saturday in June, the West Tennessee Basket Guild hosts the annual "Weave In" at Briarwood School. This 2 day event is open for public participation. Please call 731-225-2206 for more information.
June 8- Fishing Rodeo at Eva Beach Day Use Area. Held coinciding with the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency's Free Fishing Day. For more information please call the park office at 731-584-6356.
August- 3- Every 1st Saturday in August TWRA holds the annual West Tennessee duck blind drawing at the Big Sandy City Park. Vendors , food, games, and fun during this sportsman's frenzy- free admission to the public. For more information contact the Big Sandy Chamber of Commerce at 731-593-3213.