September 22- National Public Lands Day Kayak Trip. Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park 8 am-10 am. A ranger lead kayak trip from Lakefront Campground to explore the area north of the campground along the Tennessee River. You will have the opportunity to see waterfowl and birds of prey. Take a stop on one of the islands for a water break with a chance to explore. The cost is $10.00 per person which includes the use of a kayak. For more information , or to register contact the Park Office at 731-584-6356. 

September 24-  Full Moon & S'mores Hike at Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park 8:30 PM- 11 PM.  Meet at the ball field to go on a 1 mile hike along our Pafford Wilson trail. We will be making a loop back to the ball field where we will be having s'mores over a bonfire. We will focus on animals of the night during the hike that we see and hear. Wear sturdy shoes as this hike does involve going up and down a few hills. We recommend bringing water, bugspray, and a headlamp/flashlight. The s'mores will be provided by the park. There are only 15 spots and the cost will be $5. Call THe park office at 731-584-6356 to register. 

 September 24-29-  "The Place to Bee"  The Benton County Fair!  Ticket Prices at the door are: Age 12 and above- Mon., Tues.,Wed.,Fri.,Sat- $3.00 & Thursday $1.00.  Age 6-11: Mon., Tues.,Wed.,Fri.,Sat.: $2.00 & Thursday: $1.00.  Age 5 and under are FREE. 

 School Day will be Friday, September 28,2018  from 10am-3pm.  All School age children and school personnel get free gate entry on this day. 

October 14- Birdsong Drive-In has decide to do another free event. This event will be held Sunday evening October 14th at 4:00 PM. This event will be featuring the movie War Room at dark. We will be kicking it off with some live Christian music as well as The Youth Dance Team from The Well in Hurricane Mills.  FREE ADMISSION to everyone. War Room will be the only movie this night and played on both screens. For more information please call Birdsong Drive In at 731-584-8787.

October 20- Pilot Knob 10k Race. For more information call the State Park at 731-584-6356.

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, cavalry, 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 3- ​10th Annual Hometown Holiday held at Briarwood School.  A super fun shopping event to get everyone jump started for all their Christmas shopping. Whether it’s a new outfit, something for your home or gifts for everyone on your list, you are sure to find something great!! Vendors names will be added soon. Don’t miss out!!

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

January 1- Nathan Bedford Forrest Signature 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 the park office 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. 








Community Event Calendar