Tennessee Tourism Roundup

Thursday, August 9, 2012 - by Melanie Beauchamp

Aug. 9-11 –

Jackson, Tn. - International Rockabilly Music Festival - gathers some of the biggest names in rockabilly music in the hometown of Carl Perkins, the founder and father of the genre.There are plenty of concerts during the three-day event. www.rockabillyhall.org

Aug. 10 - 11

Lawrenceburg, Tn. - David Crockett State Park hosts David Crockett Days Living History Event to celebrate Crockett's Birthday. Black powder shooting matches, tomahawks throwing competition, traders, food and more! For more information call (931) 762-9408.

Aug. 11

Franklin, Tn. - Arrington Vineyards' 2012 Harvest Party
Arrington Vineyards will be hosting a very special day of wine, music, hot air balloons and more Saturday, August 11 with proceeds benefiting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, sponsored in part by WarpSpeed. Kix Brooks will be performing live on stage on the vineyard hillside starting at 6 p.m. It is a free event with opportunities to make purchases and donations to the children's hospital throughout the day. Hot Air Balloons are scheduled to launch at 5 p.m. Live jazz with The San Rafael Band will be from 1 p.m.- 5 p.m. in the courtyard tent. www.ArringtonVineyards.com/harvestparty2012

Henning, Tn. - Alex Haley “91st” Birthday Celebration at the Alex Haley Museum& Interpretive Center. Celebration to include Alex Haley “Bingo”, Genealogy and Storytelling – 3 p.m. Musical Tribute at 4 p.m. Featuring: T.D. Bester & Co, St. Luke M.B. Church Choir, Elam M.B. Church Youth Choir and Violinist – Angel Smith. For more information, contact the museum at (731) 738-2240 or email: alexhaleymuseum@bellsouth.net

Petersburg, Tn. - Celebration Versatility Horse Show - at Lions Pride Park in Petersburg. The main purpose of these shows is to promote the Flat Shod TN Walking Horse and to show them in a formal night-time setting.  The exhibitors compete for "points" in these shows in four different categories.  

Lobelville, Tn. - Perry County’s Music on Main Street 2012 - All Summer and every Saturday Nights outdoor Concerts. FREE admission music series. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. and is located at Lobelville City Hall. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. For the full summer lineup visit www.perrycountytennessee.com.

Chattanooga, Tn. - Soccer Night at Riverfront Nights The Chattanooga Football Club will host the first of our special, free activities on the Ross’ Landing Green from 6 - 8 p.m. Sat., Aug. 11, as part of the Riverfront Nights Summer Music Series. Papa Grows Funk headlines the river level stage with the Kymera Project opening.

Chattanooga, Tn. - Tennessee River Gorge Kayak Trip
Outdoor Chattanooga will host a special day kayak trip through the heart of the TN River Gorge on Sat., Aug. 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We’ll launch at the entrance to the gorge and paddle to Raccoon Mtn., with a lunch stop at Pot Point. Some kayaking experience required. The trip is appropriate for adults and kids ages 14 and older when accompanied by an adult. Cost is $45 per person and includes all gear and guides. Bring your own lunch and snacks. Reservations are required. Email Outdoor Chattanooga or call (423) 643-6888 to make a reservation or learn more.
 

Lewisburg, Tn. - “Second Saturdays” Lewisburg Downtown Community - Now – September 2012. Events: 8 a.m. - Downtown Farmers Market; 4 p.m. - 4th Annual Cruzin’ the Square; 5p.m. – 8 p.m. Downtown Blue Jeans & Barbecue

Aug. 13 – 18

Giles County Fair, the areas only “one price” fair. $10 gets you into the midway for all rides and exhibits. For more information call (931) 363-3789 or visit www.gilescountychamber.com

Aug. 14

Hampshire, Tn. A Night at Amber Falls Winery & Cellars –meander through the vineyard to learn how they are using “green” technology to water their vineyards. Experience for yourself the sweet nector of wines with names such as Crescendo, Cajunfest & Raspberry Romance. Appetizers will be served under the Gazebo. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple for tickets. www.amberfallswinery.com or email rnealy@mauryalliance.com.

Aug. 18

Chattanooga, Tn. - FOC Bicycle Ride from Chickamauga
Friends of Outdoor Chattanooga will host a special adult bicycle ride from Chickamauga, GA to join the Chickamauga Battlefield bicycle tour on 9:30 a.m. Sat., Aug. 18., departing from Gordon Lee High School in Chickamauga, GA. The FOC ride will travel trafficked roads from Gordon Lee H.S. to Chickamauga Battlefield, where the group will join Outdoor Chattanooga’s interpretive tour. The ride is appropriate for adults and kids ages 16 and older when accompanied by an adult. Helmets are required.

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