Calendar of Events
Northwest Tennessee has something for everyone!
22nd-27th - Benton County Fair
26th-28th -St. Jude Children's Hospital Benefit "All Running Horseshow." Hosted at Big Sandy Campgrounds (1624 New Hope Road in Big Sandy).
Friday night-training barrels from 5-7 pm. Jackpot show starts at 7 pm.
Saturday night-Training barrels from 8 am-10 am. Show starts at 10 am. Silent auction throughout the day. Final bids at 7:00 pm. Meal begins at 5:00 pm. Dance and entertainment provided by the Tennessee River Band follows. $10.00 donation. Tickets may be pre-purchased or purchased at the door.
Sunday- Cowboy Church at 9:30 am. Show to follow. For questions/directions contact David Taylor 731-571-0028, Jody Wimberly 731-441-9280 or Art Howell 256-390-1124 or stop by the Chamber office to pick up a flyer.
27th - Camden Cruise-in at 4pm on Camden Court Square
27th - National Public Land Day Hike at Reelfoot Lake State Park. 1:30pm Meet at State Park visitor center. Hike is FREE. Call 731-253-9652 for reservations and more information
27th - Huntingdon Heritage Festival
27th - Main Street Fall Festival
Forked Deer Antique Car Show
Matthew 25:40 Duck Splash
Cane Ridge Bluegrass Show
Washer Pitching Tournament
Music, Food, and Fun!
for more information, contact Steve 731-285-3433
27th - 3rd Annual Run Baby Run 5K & Fun Run for the March of Dimes
The race will be held at Okeena Park, Dyersburg and will start promptly at 8:00 a.m. with the Annual March for Babies to follow at 10:00. Prizes will be awarded for the top finishes in each age group and overall male and female. All proceeds will go to benefit the March of Dimes. Pre-registration for the March for Babies is not required. Make sure to hang around after the race and enjoy food, games, music and more. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Medals will be awarded in the following age groups FOR MEN AND WOMEN: 14 – Under; 15 – 19; 20 – 24; 25 – 29; 30 – 34; 35 – 39; 40 – 44; 45 – 49; 50 –54; 55 –59; 60-64; 65-70; 70 and above.
The course is a CERTIFIED COURSE!
FUN RUN FOR KIDS UNDER 14 WILL BE $10.00 Flat Fee prior to and day of Run
T-shirts guaranteed to 1st 100 to register for Run
$20.00 Pre-Registration until Sept. 7, 2014 $25.00 Starting Sept. 8, 2014 thru Day of Event
$18.00 + Shipping - Spirit Runner Shirt Available (Must Pre-order by September 8, 2014)
Weekends in October and November - Fall Color Pontoon Cruises at 3pm. 2 Hour Trip.
Prices = $9.00 Adults & $6.00 Children.
Enjoy the natural wonders of earthquake born Reelfoot Lake. Special "Fall Color Cruises" are offered on weekends to view the beautiful scenery and resident water birds. Experienced naturalists pilot the cruise boat through shallow stump filled waters. They gladly share their knowledge of this amazingly unique area's ecology and history.
3rd - 30th Annual Dyer County Community Cancer Fund's BarBQ for Cancer
Held on the Square Downtown, this fundraiser is held to raise funds to provide assistance for Dyer County's Cancer Patients. This event is Co- Sponsored by Hillshire Brands and other local businesses.
3rd-5th - 42nd Annual Reelfoot Arts & Crafts Festival. Chosen as 1 of the top 3 Festivals in TN!
3rd-5th - 100 miles of Yard Sales from Union City to Dyersburg
4th - McLemoresville Cotton Festival
6th-12th - Rutherford Davy Crockett Days in Gibson County
10th & 11th - Annual Duck Call Makers' and Collectors' Show.
Buy, sell, swap & trade calls at the Acorn Point Lodge. Bring your calls & meet fellow duck call makers & collectors (Friday)
Duck calls, decoys & hunting collectables will be plentiful at the Eagle Nest Resort. (Saturday)
Booth space is available, contact Rob Hurt @ 731-445-8516
10th & 11th - Atwood Antique Tractor Show
17th & 18th - Stump Jumpers 1st Annual BBQ Cook-off at Reelfoot State Park. All Proceeds go to the Shriner's Children's Hospital. Entry Fee $100 - Prize Money $6,000 - Entry Deadline is Oct. 10
11th & 12th - Ghost River Canoe Floats at Reelfoot Lake State Park
Tennessee State Parks Regional Naturalist is offering two guided canoe floats on the ghost section of the Wolf River. Float thru a beautiful bottomland forest and explore the mysterious ghost section, where the river disappears into a cypress swamp. This is one of the most unique rivers in the West Tennessee.
Participants will meet at the Bateman Bridge takeout in Moscow at 9 a.m., where most vehicles will be left for the day. Shuttle will transport paddlers to launch point at Yager Road in LaGrange. Paddling trip will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will focus on the history, diversity and beauty of the Ghost River State Natural Area. The canoe float is about nine miles with some fast sections (some paddling experience is recommended) and will last approximately six to seven hours. Canoes, life jackets and paddles are provided. Participants should bring lunch, drinks, sunscreen, insect repellent and we suggest carpooling. Reservations are required and deadline is October 9, 2014 or until trip roster is full. Please make reservations for the trips by calling Reelfoot Lake State Park 731-253-9652 and pay with credit card. For more information about the event e-mail David.Haggard@tn.gov. Cost is $10 per person for park canoes or $5 per person for private canoes/kayaks.
TBA - Medina Haunted Trail - Gibson County
24th-26th - Reelfoot Lake Pelican Festival
Pelican Bus Tours at 9:00 am & 4:00 pm. Canoe Floats at 8:00 am & 3:00 pm, Vendors, Silent Auction, Art Contest, Photo Contest, Geo Cache, Earth Cache, Duck Decoy Painting, Face Painting & Guest Speaker "Bob Tarter"
25th - Camden Cruise-in at 4pm on Camden Court Square
31st - All Hallows Eve Lantern Walk - Eva Beach of Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park
In recognition of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Johnsonville and in place of our usual Monster’s Ball Halloween Haunted Trail, this year there will be a lantern-led walk through the shadows of Eva Beach as we hear tales of Civil-War era soldiers and civilians. Call 731-584-6356 for more information. 1825 Pilot Knob Rd, Eva, TN 38333
Reelfoot Lake State Park Harvest Moon Festival
1st-4th - 150th Anniversary of Battle of Johnsonville
Saturday, November 1
•Artillery Firing Demonstrations - 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. at Eva Beach
Demonstrations by the Maury Light Artillery/Porter’s Battery and 1st TN Heavy Artillery Co. C & Co. K
•Cavalry Tactics Demonstration - 10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 3:45 p.m. at Eva Beach
Demonstrations by the 7th TN Cavalry Co. D & Co. G
•Civilian Living History Activities – 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. at Eva Beach
Sutlers and civilians demonstrate living in 1864. Demonstrations provided by 19th Alabama Civilians, Birdsong School of Music, Author Randy Bishop. There will also be a Ladies Tea at 11:10 a.m.
•Pontoon Boat Rides - 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. at Birdsong Marina
•Civil War Art - 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. by Ted Greathouse
•Festival Foods – 10 a.m. through 5 p.m by Smokehouse BBQ
•Saturday Night Concert – 7 p.m.
Birdsong School of Music will present a concert featuring pieces from the 19th Century.
Sunday, November 2 - All Activities at Eva Beach
•Artillery Firing Demonstration – 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.
•Cavalry Tactics Demonstration - 10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m.
•Civilian Living History Activities 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
•Pontoon Boat Rides – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Birdsong Marina
•Civil War Art – 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. by Ted Greathouse
•Festival Foods - 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. by Smokehouse BBQ
Tuesday, November 4
•Guided Museum Tour – 3 p.m.
Tour the Pilot Knob Folk Life Museum to learn about the Battle of Johnsonville and the unique history of the park
8th - Pilot Knob 10K at Eva Beach 11am
8th - North South Skirmish Association Forrest Escort Division Target Competition
Target competitions with soldiers dressed in Confederate and Union attire. Set up will be at the Ball Field. The Friends of Nathan Bedford Forrest will be selling snack and drinks. Call the park office for more details 731-584-6356
15th - Archaeology of Reelfoot Lake: Pontoon Tour & Hike
Join archaeologist Bill Lawrence for a pontoon boat cruise and short hike to explore prehistoric Indian mounds at Reelfoot Lake. For thousands of years before the lake was created by the earthquakes of 1811 and 12 Native Americans lived in the region and left their mark on the landscape by constructing hundreds of mounds near what is now the shoreline of Reelfoot Lake. We will meet at the visitor Center at Reelfoot Lake State Park at 1 p.m. and take a scenic pontoon boat cruise across the lake to an area that was once the site of a large prehistoric village. Mr. Lawrence has been involved in archaeological research at Reelfoot for more than 20 years and will share his extensive knowledge of the prehistoric residents of the region. We will take a short hike to visit an impressive group of 21 Indian mounds that are seldom seen by visitors to Reelfoot. Please be sure to wear long pants and sturdy shoes or boots. Hike is strenuous, no trail. Fee is $15 per person, call 731-253-9652 for reservations. Call Bill Lawrence for information about the event 731-414-8144
29th - Annual Lighting of Pilot Knob 6-8pm
One of the most spectacular sights you will find during the Christmas season is Pilot Knob adorned with thousands of lights and decorations. The festive atmosphere is topped off with refreshments, holiday music, and even an appearance by Santa himself. 731-584-6356
5th & 6th - McKenzie Hometown Christmas
8th - Union City Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade 5:30pm-7pm