August 23- Managing Your Money Workshop- Tennessee Career Center in Camden at 10:00 am. Want to learn how to be smart with your money? The free Managing Your Money workshop covers banking services, tracking your money, credit, loans and the basics of home ownership. Contact the American Job Center (formerly the TN Career Center) at 731-584-1711 for more information.
August 23- Family Game night at the Benton County Public Library 6-8 pm. Bring your favorite board games, and enjoy a night of board gaming fun.! For more information please call the library at 731-584-4772.
August 25- Legend Car Club Cruise-In Classic Car Show.Ray Smith Chevrolet. The free show begins at 4 pm.
August 25- Free Family Movie Matinee featuring Avengers:Infinity Wars from 1-3 pm at the Benton County Public Library. Contact the Library at 731-584-4772 for more information.
August 31- Labor Day Kick-off Kayak Float 12 pm-2 pm. Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park. Get an early start to the Labor Day weekend festivities with a beautiful kayak float! Meet at Fossil Point and enjoy a nice afternoon on the water. Wear clothes that you wont mind getting wet, as some of our kayaks are sit-on and guarantee that you will get wet. Kayaks will be on a first come, first served basis. We recommend bringing water, bug spray, and sunscreen. Life jackets can be provided, but you can bring your own if you’d like. *Sorry, But We Cannot Provide Small Children With Life Jackets* Everyone on this kayak float WILL wear a life jacket while on the water. THERE IS A $5 FEE FOR THIS KAYAK FLOAT. Please contact the park at 731-584-6356.
September 8- Drive-In to the 50's at Birdsong Drive-In Theatre. Opens at 12 noon, bring your chair and stay all day! Classic car show, 50's Live Band The Classics, Costume Contest, Exotic Animal Petting Zoo, Pony rides, and free movie at dusk Approximately 7pm) featuring Grease. Contact Birdsong Drive-In at731-8787 for more information.
September 8- Moonlight Madness at the Old 23rd Restaurant at Christopher Manor. A fundraising event sponsored by Friends of TN National Wildlife Refuge to benefit the Old 23rd District and the Mt. Zion Church. Hay ride, hors d' oeuvres, Dinner at the Old 23rd, Music by Drake Cunningham, silent auction and door prizes. Tickets are $55 each or $100 per couple. Contact Vickie Miller at 731-336-2720 for more information and ticket purchase.
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. Free admission! Classic cars from the Legend Cruisers, sack races for the kids, door prizes and a special prize package from Pot 'O Gold! Sunday-Two-person teams will compete in a variety of sports including biking, canoeing, and running.
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 24-29- "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 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 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
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