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Community Event Calendar



August 11- Free Family Movie Matinee featuring Nim's Island from 1-3 pm at the Benton County Public Library. Contact the Library at 731-584-4772 for more information. 

August 18- Outdoor Beginner Photography Class at Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park. Grab your camera and join professional photographer David Duplessis of Tennessee Photographs. Discover the basic principals and concepts of outdoor nature photography, while enjoying the beauty of Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park. Only 12 spots available. Reserve your spot today! Fore more information call the Park Office at 731-584- 6356. 


August 18- ​Moody Molavi headlines the second installment of  "Comedy Night In Camden". Hosted by Maverick Entertainment Partners, LLC at Smarders Grill . Showtime is at 7:30 with Doors opening at 6:30. Tickets are $22.00. Contact Smarders Grill at 731-213-2700.  


August 21- Benton County Health Department Annual Prenatal Baby Shower. Hosted by the Benton County Public Library and the Benton County Health Dept. Education, resources, goody bags, door prizes and much more from 2-5.  For more information contact the Health Department at 731-584-4944. 


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 & 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. 


 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