Community Event Calendar


December - Christmas Store at the Benton COunty Library is now Open.  Children 14 and under may use the store to purchase gifts for parents/guardians and siblings. All items are priced .25 to $1.00. Hours while school is in session are 3:00 pm- 5:00 pm, M, W, F, 3:00 pm-7:00 pm, and 10:00 am until 4:00 pm Saturdays. After winter break begins, the store will open at 10:00 am daily. Children may make 1 trip to the store. THe store's last day for the season will be December 22nd. For more information please  call the Library at 731-584-

December 22- Family Movie Matinee at the Benton County Library. Beginning at 12 pm bring the family for this free movie event featuring The Berenstain Bears Christmas Tree and A Christmas Story. For more information contact the Library at 731-584-4772.

 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.

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. 


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.