August 2013 Events in Tennessee

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August 2013 Events

Tennessee State Square and Round Dance Convention – Aug. 1-3, Gatlinburg
Square dancing is the official folk dance of Tennessee. Square dancers from around the state will gather for three days of dancing, shopping and more. Spectators welcome at no charge. CONTACT: (615) 542-2866

127 Corridor Sale – Aug. 1-4, Jamestown
The world’s longest yard sale stretches for 675 miles along U.S. Highway 127. CONTACT: (800) 327-3945

Williamson County Fair – Aug. 2-10, Franklin (pictured) 
Celebrating its ninth year, the theme of this year’s fair is “Rock Around the Fair.” Guests can enjoy food, fun, competitive exhibits and more. CONTACT: williamsoncountyfair.org

Cherokee Days of Recognition – Aug. 3-4, Cleveland
Living history, authentic crafts and food are front and center at the 30th annual Cherokee Days of Recognition, held at Red Clay State Historic Park. CONTACT: tn.gov/environment/parks/RedClay

Rock-A-Billy Festival – Aug. 9-10, Jackson
Head to Jackson for the world’s largest gathering of Rock-A-Billy artists and musicians at the International Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame Museum. CONTACT: (731) 427-6262

Tomato Art Fest – Aug. 10, East Nashville
This artsy festival at Five Points in East Nashville celebrates the tomato as a uniter, not a divider. Events include a dog-friendly 5K, tomato fairy costume contest, New Orleans-style parade, bobbing for tomatoes, tomato recipe contests and much more. CONTACT: tomatoartfest.com

Elvis Week – Aug. 10-16, Memphis
This year marks the 36th anniversary of the celebration of Elvis Presley’s music, movies and life. The event includes a candlelight vigil. CONTACT: (800) 238-2000

Southern Fried Food and Sweet Tea Festival – Aug. 16-17, McKenzie
Satisfy your cravings for Southern fried delicacies like pickles, green tomatoes and chicken, then wash it down with a cold sweet tea at this fun festival in McKenzie. Craft booths, Southern music and children’s activities are featured. CONTACT: (731) 431-5922

75th Annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration – Aug. 21-31, Shelbyville
The world championship show of Tennessee’s native breed of show horse. Division champions will be crowned, and the World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse will be named. CONTACT: (931) 684-5951

African Street Festival – Aug. 30-31, Jackson
Join in the celebration of African-American cultural awareness with entertainment, workshops, educational seminars and more. CONTACT: (731) 267-3212

1 Comment

  1. Steven Davidson

    August 3, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Great

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