Upcoming Events At The Tri-State Exhibition Center

Monday, January 14, 2013

The Tri-State Exhibition Center's main event calendar for 2013 is full of equestrian events, cattle roping, dog shows, festivals, rodeos and fairs that draw thousands of people to Bradley County each year.

"Some events won't be finalized until later in the season, but so far, the schedule is looking like there is something for everyone at some point throughout the year,” said Mack Hess, manager of Tri-State Exhibition Center.

Some of the most popular spectator events in the line-up include:

March
9 Tri-State Hunter/Jumper Show
15-17 RUSH Management Hunter/Jumper Show
23-24 ChattaPaws Agility Dog Show 

April
5-7 RUSH Management Hunter/Jumper Show
19-20 East TN Saddlehorse Association Show
27 National Racking Horse Association Show

 May
4 Tri-State Open Horse Show
11 Al Miller Walking Horse Show
18 Choo-Choo Chapter, National Racking Horse Association Show
24-25 Outlaw Rodeo

June
1 Lutheran Horse Show
9-15 Chattanooga/Cleveland Charity Horse Show
22 East TN National Racking Horse Association Show 

July
13 National Racking Horse Association Barn Show
26-27 Foothills Country Fair & BBQ Cookoff

August
10-11 James Miller Roping Show
17 Tennessee State National Racking Horse Association Show

September
4-7 National Racking Horse Association World Show
18 Pug Dog Show
21 National Racking Horse Association Ride to Remember

 October
5-6 Nillie Bipper Festival
11-13 ChattaPaws Agility Dog Show

For more information on tickets or show times for Tri-State events, call 476-9310. There is also updated calendar and event information on Facebook.


Zoso Brings Music And Feel Of Led Zeppelin To Rhythm And Brews

It felt like a trip back in time, the distinctive sounds of Led Zeppelin filled the air of Rhythm & Brews late Friday night. The venue was packed with an energetic crowd eager to experience something you can’t find these days – a Led Zeppelin concert. Well, as close as one can get to a Led Zeppelin show.   Zoso – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience was formed in ... (click for more)

Bryan College Christmas Concert And Dinner Is Dec. 5-6

The Bryan College music department’s annual Christmas concert, Christmas on the Hill, will be jingling into Rudd Auditorium Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5-6. The Metropolitan Bells group out of Chattanooga will be joining Bryan’s own soloists, brass and flute ensembles, Women's Chorus, Chamber Singers and Chorale for an evening of Christmas spirit. The concert will include traditional ... (click for more)

Grote Hall At UTC Campus Closed Due To Sinkhole

A sinkhole has prompted UTC officials to close off access to Grote Hall. Grote Hall employees have been told they do not need to report to work on Monday. Classes that are held in Grote Hall are called off for Monday. All other classes and campus activities are on for Monday. (click for more)

Bradley County Police Investigating Shooting; Victim Dies

The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred in the area of Georgetown Road. The sheriff's office said Sunday night that the victim had died. The victim's name has not yet been released.  A BCSO officer was waved down at the intersection of 25 th Street and Peerless Road by the driver of a vehicle who told the officer a gunshot victim ... (click for more)

Don't Be Quick To Discard Common Core

Let's not be too quick to discard Common Core. A recent article in the Tennessean on  Sunday detailed Common Core successes the Kingsport, Tennessee school system.  I encourage you to read it.  The article also noted that Tennessee was recently ranked as one of the fastest improving states in education after implementing portions of the Common Core curriculum ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: UVa --Time For Change

The University of Virginia is, by any measure, one of the finest universities in the world. I have long admired it, whether covering dozens of sports events, cavorting with countless friends, or benefitting repeatedly from the surgical skills of the late world-class humanitarian Frank McCue. But today there is a terrible pall over “Mr. Jefferson’s university” – no, make that a ... (click for more)