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The Fiddlestick Festival
April
Greenfield's Downtown Strip, Greenfield, Tennessee
Held in downtown Greenfield in April of each year, the Fiddlestick Festival was started by a local family who owns a carnival business in efforts to give back to the community. Entertainment includes games, food, and free carnival rides made possible with sponsor support. The Fiddlestick Festival's unique name comes from the hand-made ice cream treat often seen at the event: vanilla ice cream dipped in chocolate and rolled in peanuts affectionately titled the Fiddlestick.


Annual UT Martin Rodeo

April
Ned Ray McWherter West Tennessee Agricultural Pavilion
Martin, Tennessee
Rodeo is a huge deal for the University of Tennessee at Martin. Consistently a leading national rodeo team, the Men's Rodeo Team is ranked #1 in the Southern Region and #23 in the Nation (2015). The annual UT Martin Rodeo is held at the West Tennessee Agriculture Pavilion on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Martin. The show features racking and walking horses from approximately nine states. The event is sponsored by the Weakley County Rescue Squad as a fund-raising project. For further information, call UTM Sports at: 731-881-7207. Click here to see the 2015 Rodeo Poster.



Sharon Corn and Music Festival
September

Sharon, Tennessee
The Sharon Corn and Music Festival features a time of fun and special events for the entire community. The festival features live music, crafts, food, games, tractor show, quilt show, parade, bingo, baking contest, triva, vendors of all kinds, and more. Click here for more.



Tennessee Iris Festival

Last Week of April and First Weekend in May
Dresden, Tennessee
The Tennessee Iris Festival honors our state flower - the iris - with six days of events including a big opening ceremony with live music and fireworks, flower show, 5K race and a fun run, barbecue cook-off, art and quilt shows, arts and crafts fair, city wide yard sale, pet show, and much more, plus a parade featuring beauty queens, floats, marching bands, and marching groups. Click here for more.


Tater Town Special
Labor Day Weekend
Gleason, Tennessee
Gleason is home of the annual Tater Town Special that celebrates the special place the sweet potato once held in the industrial climate of this community. The Tater Town Special features community events beginning on Friday, a youth and grand parade Saturday morning followed by a day of activities extending into the night. The annual event ends on Sunday with community-wide church services. Click here for more.


Tennessee Soybean Festival
September
Martin, Tennessee
The Tennessee Soybean Festival is held each September in Martin. The Festival celebrates the special status of the soybean in the agricultural community of Tennessee. The festival features big name musical guests and a full week of events including a parade on Saturday. Click here to learn more.


Big Cypress Tree Fall Festival
Fall
Big Cypress Tree State Park in Greenfield, Tennessee
The Big Cypress Tree Fall Festival is held each year as an event to raise funds for the Big Cypress Tree State Park. The festival features arts and crafts, nature programs, Civil War re-enactments, great food, and live musical entertainment. Click here for more.


Greenfield Fire Prevention Festival
October
Greenfield, Tennessee
The Greenfield Fire Prevention Festival is an annual event that features a day filled with a fire prevention and public safety theme. A parade featuring a vast collection of fire apparatus and public safety vehicles highlights the day. There are also numerous other attractions throughout the day. Click here for more information.


Santa's Village
December
West Tennessee Agriculture Pavilion
Martin, Tennessee
The annual Santa's Village is held inside the West Tennessee Agricultural Pavilion on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Martin. Santa's Village features displays, games, and rides with a Christmas theme that will delight children and adults alike. This is one of the most popular events to be held in the county each year. Click here for more about Santa's Village.


Family Night Out in Martin
Periodically Throughout Each Year

Festival Park, Downtown Martin, Tennessee
Family Nights Out often feature live music, fun at the splash pad, outdoor movies, concessions, inflatables, and much more fun for the entire family. The exact schedule of events are released as they become available. Get all of the information as it is released by clicking here.



Splash Pad in Martin
Festival Park,
Downtown Martin, Tennessee
The Splash Pad in Martin began as a Tennessee Three Star Beautification Project, but ended up being a whole lot more! Come check the Splash Pad out some summer day and experience how much enjoyment this fun fountain gives our local children.



UT Martin Campus Events
Year Round, Homecoming each Fall

University of TN at Martin Campus
University Street, Martin, TN 38238
UT Martin has something for everyone! Hear an Academic Speaker, If you are into the arts, there are countless events for you to see: Dance Ensembles, Choral Concerts, Music Recitals of every variety, Vanguard Theatre Productions, Art Exhibitions, and much more. Get the full schedule of events here: UT Martin Calendar of Events. If you are a sports fan, enjoy: Baseball, Basketball, Cross-Country, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Rifle, Rodeo, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, and Volleyball. Schedules and tickets prices for all sporting events can be found at http://www.utmsports.com.