Photography Hike / Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park / 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Meet Ranger Josh at the Pilot Knob Interpretive Center for a 2 mile round trip hike the lake. Follow a trail system until you get to the bottom of the ridge, and then go off trail to the lake. Multiple opportunities along the route for nature and wildlife photographs, including an Eagles nest along the route. Hike back to the museum where popcorn and coffee will be available. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes and bring water and your camera! A $5.00 charge per person is the cost for the hike. For more information call the park office at 731-593-6445.
Miss Bluegrass Fiddlers and Bluegrass Jamboree Pageant / Holladay School
Beauty pageant open to all girls ages 0-21. The 16-21 year age group winner will pre-qualify to participate in the Humboldt Strawberry Festival. For more information call Holladay School at 731-584-6487.
Astronomy Day / Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park
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 more information call the park office at 731-593-6445.
April 16th & 17th
Old time Bluegrass and Fiddler's Jamboree
Festivities include a beauty pageant, parade, street dance, variety shows, and Bluegrass and Fiddlers' competitions. Located at Holladay School. For more information please call 731-584-2217.
Storytelling Event / Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park
Storytellers gather around the campfire across from Happy Hollow Campground at the ball field to share stories and tall tales. Bring your lawn chair and snacks and enjoy pleasant company and refreshments provided by the Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park. For more information call the park office at 731-593-6445.
Big Sandy Spring Festival / Big Sandy, TN
Festivities include a parade, vendors, food, activities, live entertainment, and more! This event happens at Big Sandy City Park. For more information call the Big Sandy City Hall at 731-593-3213.
Fishing Rodeo / Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park
Eva Beach Day Use Area! This event is held coinciding with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
National Trails Day / Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park
Join with all the Tennessee State Parks in this American Hiking Society's celebration weekend. Outdoor enthusiasts participate in educational exhibits , trail dedications. gear demonstration, instructional workshops and trail projects. Offering a variety of ranger-led day hikes, night hikes, history hiked, nature hikes or trail clean-up hikes. Something for everyone. For more information call the park office at 731-593-6445.
June 12th - 14th
Highway 70 Annual Yard Sale
This gigantic Yard Sale is held the 2nd weekend in June. It runs from Memphis to Nashville via Highway 70.
Junior Ranger Camp / Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park
On the second, third, and fourth Saturday's in June- dependent on the age of the participating "Junior Ranger". For more information or to register please call the park at 731-593-6445.
Fireworks Extravaganza Show / Birdsong Marina / 9:00 pm
Every July 4th at 9PM, Bob Keast of Birdsong Marina, Hosts his annual Firework Extravaganza over the beautiful Kentucky Lake at Birdsong Resort. For more information please call (731) 584-7880 or go to www.birdsong.com.
Annual Duck Blind Drawing / Big Sandy City Park
This event is held by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency for West TN. Registration kicks off at 7AM. The Blind Drawing begins at 10AM. There are Vendors, Food, Games and much more!
September 4th & 5th
Bargain Highway CANCELLED
The Annual 30 Mile Yard Sale stretches itself from Holladay to Big Sandy! It's held on Labor Day Weekend each year running down Highway 69. Make plans to Check it out!
Rock' N Race Weekend
Every third weekend in September, the Eva Music and Arts Festival is held! This event features the best local Artist, Musicians, Performers, Food and so much more! To add to the excitement, the Friends of NB Forrest State Park have partnered with the Camden Rebound Club to host the Amazing Race. Two Person Teams will compete in a variety of different obstacles. For more information, please call (731) 584-6356.
September 27th - October 2nd
Fair Week in Benton County
Come join us for a night full of Carnival Rides, Games and so much more! This event features the best Food Vendors too!
National Public Lands Day
Every 4th Saturday in September, Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park joins Tennessee State Parks with a variety of Events and Services planned, For more information, please call (731)584-6356.
Haunted Trail / Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park
On the Saturday closest to Halloween, every year, the Polk Creek Trails is full of Ghostlings and Ghouls of all ages. For more information, please call (731)584-6356
Camden Merchant Christmas Open House
The Merchant Mall Open House and Refreshments kick off for Christmas! Refreshments, Specials and so much more!
November 5th & 6th
Battle Of Johnsonville Commemorative Living History Event / Nathan Bedford Forrest - Eva Beach
There will be Artillery, Infantry, Calvary and Civilian Demonstrations. For more information, please call (731)584-6356.
November 6th & 7th
North South - Skirmish Association Forrest Escort Division Target Competition
Want to have some fun? Come out and see Soldiers in Confederate Dress compete in Competition. Concessions Available. (731) 584-6356
Pilot Knob 10K Race
Every Second Weekend in November annually. This event is packed full of awesomeness! This Race is a part of the Tennessee State Parks Running Tour. This course consist of starting at Eva Beach, to the top of Pilot Knob and back!
NBF Signature Hike- "The Day After Thanksgiving Hike!"
This annual Hike is a blast! Trails range from 1 Mile to 3 Miles. You don't want to miss it!
Lighting Of The Knob
Whats more beautiful than the great outdoors, History and Christmas Lights?!?!?! Every year, the Annual Lighting of the Knob takes place on the last day of November. Thousands of lights,refreshments, music and Santa! For more information, please call (731) 584-6356.
Annual Christmas Parade / Main Street / 3:00 pm
"Here comes Santa Claus, right down Main Street!!!" Who doesn't love Santa? Come join us on the Second Saturday of December at 3PM. For more information, please call (731) 584-8395.