January 25th

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. 

 

March 21st

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.

 

April 4th

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. 

 

May 16th

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.

 

May 23rd

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.

 

June 1st

Fishing Rodeo / Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park


Eva Beach Day Use Area! This event is held coinciding with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

June 6th

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.

 

June 13th

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.

 

July 4th

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.

 

August 7th

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 3rd & 4th

Bargain Highway


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!

 

September 19th

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!

 

September 25th

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.

 

October

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

 

November

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

 

November 14th

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! 

 

November 27th

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!

 

November 30th

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.

 

December 12th

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.

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