April 1- Camp Celan-Up at the NBF State Park. Clean up will begin at 10 am at the Happy Hollow Campground near the bath house. Please bring gloves, rakes, and handfuls that you would use around your yard. If you call and mention that you are going to help, you'll receive a free campsite for that night!
April 1- Maggie Moo's ice cream truck will be in the Camden Eyecare Clinic parking lot from 12-6. Sponsored by the United for a Cure Relay for Life team.
April 15- West Tennessee's LARGEST Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 11:00 am at the field across from Briarwood School.
April 15- The Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 1:00 pm at the Eva Beach Day Use area. Bring the kids and their Easter basket!
April 15- Old Time Bluegrass and Fiddlers Jamboree! Festivities include a beauty pageant, parade, street dance, variety show, games, BBQ dinners, and clogging contests- in addition to the namesake Bluegrass and Fiddlers competitions. The Jamboree will be held at Holladay School, 148 Stokes Road in Holladay. For more information, please call 731-584-2217.
April 15- Breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 8am-10:30am at the Big Sandy Senior Citizens Center. Pancakes, sausage, eggs, biscuits, and gravy! Adults $7. Kids $4. Under 3 are free!
April 22- Astronomy day at the Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park. Bernard Seifert Astronomical Society will be on site with a variety of observational equipment and a wealth of knowledge to help you understand the mysteries of the night sky! Programs are scheduled throughout the day! For more information, call 731-584-6356
April 22- The first Cruise-In of the 2017 year! Join us on the Court Square in Camden at 4:00 pm and bring your classic ride! Free entry and free admission for the whole family!
May 20- Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park hosts its annual Storytelling Event! Storytellers gather around the campfire at the ball field across from Happy Hollo camp ground to share stories and tall tales. Bring your chair and snacks and enjoy a pleasant evening! For more information, please call 731-584-6356
May 26-27- "Don't Forget Our Vets" Memorial Ride. Blackout Cruise starts on May 26th at 6 pm from the Veterans Park. The "2017 Rife Together Forever" memorial bike ride begins on May 27th from the Veterans Park. $25 per bike/car or truck. 120 miles of scenic route traveled. final stop will be at Birdsong Marina. Meal will be provided with registration. One t-shirt included with registration. Extra shirts available for purchase. Registration begins at 8:30 am. Kickstands up at 10 am. All proceeds benefit the Benton County Veterans Memorial. For more information contact Christy Hodge 731-441-1802 or Michael Hottes 731-441-0166
May 27- Camden Cruise In! Join us on the Court Square in Camden at 4:00 pm and bring your classic ride! Free entry and free admission for the whole family!
May 27-Big Sandy Spring Festival! Festivities include a parade, vendors, food, activities, entertainment, and more for the entire family to enjoy! Find this event happening in the heart of Big Sandy, TN at the City Park! For more information, please call 731-593-3213
May 27- The Camden Cruise-In will begin at 4:00 pm on the Court Square. Bring your classic ride! Free entry and free admission. This event is fun for the whole family!
June 2-3- West TN Basket Guild hosts their annual "Weave-In" at Briarwood School. The 2 day event is open to the public. Visiting for "kit" purchases/trade show is free admission. Waving instructional classes creating finished baskets require a registration fee. Like them on FB or call 731-225-2206 for more information
June 3- National Trails Day! NBF State Park joins with all TN State Parks in this American Hiking Society's celebration weekend. Outdoor enthusiasts participate in educational exhibits, trail dedications, gear demonstrations, instructional workshops and trails projects. Offering a variety of render led day hikes, night hikes, nature hikes, and trail cleanup. Something for everyone! For more information call 731-584-6356
June 10- Fishing Rodeo will be held at Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park, Eva Beach Day Use Area. This event is held coining with the TN Wildlife Resource Agency's free fishing day. Lots of great prizes!
June 10- TN National Wildlife Refuge will be hosting "LBL Turtle Races" at the Refuge Visitor Center at 1:00 pm.
June 24- Camden Cruise In! Join us on the Court Square in Camden at 4:00 pm and bring your classic ride! Free entry and free admission for the whole family!
July 15-Benton County National Wildlife Federation banquet will begin at 6:00 pm at the Apex Bank of Camden Community Room.
July 22- Camden Cruise In! Join us on the Court Square in Camden at 4:00 pm and bring your classic ride! Free entry and free admission for the whole family!
August 5- Duck Blind Drawing! TWRA holds the West TN duck blind drawing at the Big Sandy City Park. Registration for qualified participants is from 7 am- 10 am. Vendors, food, games, and fun during this sportsmen's frenzy. Free admission to the public!
August 12-TN National Wildlife Refuge presents Hummingbird Banding at the Refuge Visitor Center from 10 am-3 pm
August 17- Retired Teacher Dinner will begin at 6:00 pm at the Apex Bank of Camden's Community Room.
August 26- Camden Cruise In! Join us on the Court Square in Camden at 4:00 pm and bring your classic ride! Free entry and free admission for the whole family!
September 1-2- Bargain Highway Weekend! The annual 30-mile yard sale stretches itself through Benton County! Follow Highway 69 from Big Sandy, through Camden, and all the way through Holladay to catch hundreds of yard sales!
September 16-17-Rock and Race Weekend! Saturday, the Eva Beach Arts and Music Festival includes the best in local performers, arts, crafts, food, and more. Sunday is the Amazing Race. Two person teams will compete in a variety of sports including biking, canoeing, and running. This will be a weekend to remember! For more information, please call 584-6356
September 16-TN National Wildlife Refuge presents "Archery Day at the Refuge" from 10 am- 3pm at the Refuge Visitor Center
September 23- National Public Lands Day! NBF State Park joins TN's State Parks with a conservation and preservation awareness day. A variety of events and service projects planned including litter clean ups, trail maintenance, hikes, and even a few canoe floats. Events are being held at different times throughout the day. For more information, please call 731-584-6356
October 5- Pastor's Appreciation Breakfast will begin at 8:30 am to 10:00 am at the Apex Bank of Camden's Community Room.
October 14-TN National Wildlife Refuge presents "Astronomy Night" at the Refuge Visitor Center at 7:00 pm
September 23- Camden Cruise In! Join us on the Court Square in Camden at 4:00 pm and bring your classic ride! Free entry and free admission for the whole family!
October 28- Camden Cruise In year finale! Join us on the Court Square in Camden at 43:00 pm and bring your classic ride! Free entry and free admission for the whole family!
October 28- Every year near Halloween, Polk Creek Trail at NBF State Park is visited by ghosts and ghouls of all kinds. Take a wagon ride from Shelter 1 to this ghostly site and be prepared for a scare! For more info, call 731-584-6356
November 3-4- Battle of Johnsonville Living History Event will host artillery, infantry, calvary, and civilian demonstrations taking place at Eva Beach Day Use Area in NBF State Park. For more info, please call 731-584-6356
November 25- One of the most spectacular events you will see during the Christmas Season is the "Lighting of the Knob" at NBF State Park. Thousands of lights, refreshments, holiday music, and an appearance by Santa himself! For more info, call 731-584-6356
November 25- TN National Wildlife Refuge presents "Trim a Tree for Wildlife" at the Refuge Visitor Center from 11 am-3 pm
December 2-Cookies with Santa will begin a 9:00 am-12:00 pm at the Apex Bank of Camden's Community Room.
December 9- The Camden Christmas Parade will begin at 4 pm!
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