Eagle Festival, Tiptonville February FEB. 3–5 TIPTONVILLE REELFOOT LAKE STATE PARK EAGLE FESTIVAL It’s eagle season at Reelfoot Lake. This family-friendly festival features two-hour eagle tours and a variety of interpretive programs. 731-253-9652, reelfoottourism.com/reelfootlake/attractions/eagles-waterfowl-tours April APRIL 15 HOLLADAY OLD TIME BLUEGRASS AND FIDDLER’S JAMBOREE Festivities include a street dance, variety show, games, famous barbecue dinners, clogging contest and of course bluegrass and fiddlers contest. 731-684-6874, holladaybluegrass.com APRIL 21–23 UNION CITY CIVIL WAR DAYS The Civil War comes to life on the Great Lawn as reenactors demonstrate life as it was during the Civil War with authentic period clothing and weapons. 731-885-5455, discoveryparkofamerica.com APRIL 22–OCT. 28 CAMDEN CAMDEN CRUISE IN Legend Crusiers Car Club hosts Camden Cruise-In every fourth Saturday of the month on the Court Square in Camden. Always free admission. 731-584-8395, bentoncountycamden.com Teapot Festival, Trenton APRIL 29–MAY 6 DRESDEN TENNESSEE IRIS FESTIVAL Visitors can expect the Tennessee Iris Festival to begin on the last Saturday in April and to continue to the first Saturday of May each spring. 731-3642270, tennesseeirisfestival.net APRIL 30–MAY 6 TRENTON TEAPOT FESTIVAL The 37th Trenton Teapot Festival is held annually to celebrate our very rare collection of porcelain veilleuses-théières or teapots. 731-855-2013, teapotcollection.com/teapot/home May MAY 19–20 PARIS AMERICAN CRAPPIE TOUR Full televised crappie tournament with unprecedented payback to include a Ranger boat. Event will bring thousands of visitors to Henry County. 731-642-3431, fishkentuckylake.com MAY 26–27 BIG SANDY BIG SANDY SPRING FESTIVAL Festivities include a parade, car show, carnival, activities, live entertainment, vendors, food and more. Fun for the whole family. 731-593- 3213, bentoncountycamden.com Eiffel Tower, Paris June JUNE 2–3 CAMDEN WEAVE IN This basket-weaving event is hosted by the West TN Basket Guild at Briarwood School in Camden. 731-225-2206, bentoncountycamden.com July JULY 15 PARIS KENTUCKY LAKE WATER FUN RUN Event held on Kentucky Lake, third week of July. Players travel to area resorts getting a card stamped. Poker hands are played with a chance to win. 731-642-3431, paristnchamber.com August AUG. 5 BIG SANDY WATERFOWL FESTIVAL TWRA holds the annual West Tennessee Duck Blind Drawing at Big Sandy City Park. Vendors, food, games and fun are all here during this sportsman frenzy. 731-593- 3213, bentoncountycamden.com AUG. 12 SPRINGVILLE HUMMINGBIRD BANDING EVENT Join us from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. as we band on the back patio of the new Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. 731-642-2091, fws.gov/refuge/tennessee September SEPT. 1–2 BENTON COUNTY BARGAIN HIGHWAY Thousands enter Benton County borders for 30 miles worth of yard sales from one end of the county to the other. 731-584-8395, bentoncountycamden.com SEPT. 14–16 BUCHANAN MID SOUTH MOTORCYCLE RALLY A fun-filled three-day event with a parade, fun run, Boss Hoss raffle, demonstration rides and live entertainment. 731-642-4311, tnstateparks.com SEPT. 16 UNION CITY THE GREAT AMERICAN AIRSHOW Join thousands to watch planes swirl and twirl in the sky above Discovery Park. The Great American Airshow is a crowd favorite, and it’s free. 731-885-5455, discoveryparkofamerica.com SEPT. 16–17 EVA ROCK N’ RACE WEEKEND On Saturday, the Eva Beach Music Festival includes arts, crafts, performances and more. On Sunday is The Amazing Race: a competition in a variety of sports. 731-584-6356, bentoncountycamden.com SEPT. 22 PARIS EYE FULL OF PARIS WEEKEND This celebration of the arts includes three full days of visual and performing arts in a variety of venues. 731-653-7274, visitdowntownparis.com October OCT. 1–7 RUTHERFORD DAVY CROCKETT DAYS Davy Crockett Days are celebrated during the first week of October. The festival centers around Crockett’s last home and the gravesite of his mother. 731-665-7223, facebook.com/davy-crockett-days-rutherfordtennessee-221375211244571 November NOV. 3–4 EVA BATTLE OF JOHNSONVILLE COMMEMORATIVE LIVING HISTORY EVENT Artillery, infantry, calvary and civilian demonstrations take place at Eva Beach to commemorate the Battle of Johnsonville, an 1864 Civil War battle. 731-584-6356, bentoncountycamden.com NOV. 4 GREENFIELD BIG CYPRESS TREE FALL FESTIVAL Enjoy birds of prey, live animal programs, walks on the boardwalk, food and more. 731-235-2700 NOV. 25 EVA LIGHTING OF “THE KNOB” A spectacular event during the Christmas season, see thousands of lights, refreshments, holiday music and Santa Claus at the top of Pilot Knob. 731-584-6356, bentoncountycamden.com December DEC. 1–31 UNION CITY CHRISTMAS LIGHTS See the best Christmas light display in the area. Capture the holiday spirit as you wind through thousands of twinkly lights with surprises everywhere. 731-885-5455, discoveryparkofamerica.com want more? For more major events and festivals visit tnvacation.com.
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