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2014 Events and Festivals 


Monday, March 10       City of Clifton Ice Cream Social and Budget Fair

6 pm to 8 pm at Frank Hughes School Cafeteria. Bring your ideas and questions and enjoy an ice cream delight at Clifton's first Ice Cream Social and Budget Fair! Open House with city department heads and elected officials begins at 6pm followed by a city budget presentation at 7:30 pm. For more information, please contact City Manager Mike McClanahan at 931-676-3370 or email  citymanager@cityofclifton.com


Saturday, March 15                     Petals and Pearls

Registration begins at 8:30 am at Waynesboro Middle School. All 4th through 8th grade girls and their guardians are invited to participate in this free educational and fun event just for petals and pearls!


Saturday, April 5                April Showers Home and Garden Show

Begins at 8 am at the National Guard Armory on US64 Bypass in Waynesboro. Vendor setup at 6am, Doors open at 8am. Find everything you need for the home and garden during the show. Area representatives will have their products and services on display. Watch for the insert in the April 2nd edition of the Wayne County News! Booth space available indoors or outside $200. Free 10x10 booth space to all members of the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce while space allows. Reserve your area via email chamber@netease.net or by phone at 931-722-3575.


April 12                                                     presents

"A Night For The Davis House Child Advocacy Center"

at the Strand Theatre Hohenwald, April 12. Musical entertainment includes Multi-Platinum Songwriter Kenny Durham, Three Time Grammy Award Nominee Lee Thomas Miller (“Southern Girl”, Tim McGraw; “You’re Gonna Miss This”, Trace Adkins; “I’m Still A Guy” and “The World”, Brad Paisley) and the four sister duo, Redhead Express. Tickets will go on sale in March at $25 each. Additionally donations will be accepted on behalf of The Davis House. For ticket information, visit http://davishousecac.org/events/  All proceeds will benefit The Davis House Child Advocacy Center, serving child victims of sexual and severe abuse in the 21st Judicial District (Lewis, Perry, Hickman & Williamson Counties). Sponsored in part by The Oliver Companies, Tommy L. & Joan Graham. Additional sponsorships available. For sponsorship information, contact the offices of Validity Magazine at 931-628-6039.

Saturday, April 26                Wayne Medical Center Health Fair

Wayne Medical Center will host a free community health fair on Saturday, April 26, at Collinwood Middle School, located at 300 4th Avenue North in Collinwood. The event will be held from 8:00 a.m. until noon and will feature free health screenings, health and wellness activities, refreshments and door prizes. For more information, call Wayne Medical Center at 931.722.5411 extension 2021


Saturday April 26                Walk Across Tennessee Competition
The Walk Across Tennessee Competition will kick off at the Wayne Medical Center Health Fair. This is an 8 week physical activity competition to motivate our community to get more active and take care of their bodies. Participation is free. For registration packets or more details, contact Charlotte Smith at 931-722-3229 or email, csmit275@utk.edu


Saturday, April 26                      Teen Girls Conference

10am to 4pm                      "Living Pure in an Unclean World"

For girls ages 13-18 at the TVEC building, 123 N. High Street in Waynesboro. Hosted by Waynesboro Church of God. For more information phone Tammy Burke at 931-722-5242. For complete details and registration form click HERE.

May 22                                  4-H Grillin’ and Chillin’ Camp
Day camp is for students in 6th-12th grade. Do you like to be outdoors? Do you like hanging out with friends? Do you like cooking? If you said yes to any of these then Grillin’ and Chillin’ Camp is for you! This is a fun and educational grilling camp provided by UT/TSU Extension where youth will learn about grilling safety. This also counts as a training for the 4-H Outdoor Meat Cookery Competition. Cost is $25 and includes lunch and grilling supplies. Must pay and register at least one week in advance. To register or for more details, contact Charlotte Smith at 931-722-3229 or email,
If you love to grill and would like to volunteer, we are looking for skilled cooks in grilling beef, pork, lamb, or chicken. Share what you love and have fun doing it!

May 29                         4-H Consumer Decision Making Day Camp
Day camp is for students in 9th-12th grade. If you think you are a savvy shopper, this is the camp for you. You will learn to make smart buying decision which will last you the rest of your life and work on public speaking skills the first half of the day. The second half will be spent at the Waynesboro City Park Swimming Pool hanging out with friends! Lunch, snacks are provided. Cost is $25. Must pay and register at least one week in advance. To register or for more details, contact Charlotte Smith, UT Extension Agent, at 931-722-3229 or email, csmit275@utk.edu

May 29-31                                Annual Singing on the Farm

Enjoy the greatest gospel music festival around! Marvin Morrow's 25 acre farm just off the Natchez Trace Pkwy mile marker 349.5 in Cypress Inn, Tennessee. Contact Marvin Morrow at 931 724-9663 marvinemorrow@hotmail.com  or www.marvinmorrow.org  Free family music festival features country gospel, bluegrass gospel, southern gospel. Home-cooked concessions provided by local churches. Open mic Thursday & Friday evenings at 4pm and Saturday afternoon mule and wagon rides. Free admission and free camping!


Saturday, June 7                    Annual Butterfly 5K Walk/ Run

Butterfly 5K Walk/ Run at Waynesboro City Park, off Hwy 64 East, Waynesboro. Gun time is 8:00 am. Beginners and professionals of all ages invited! For entry forms, please contact Jim Beavers at 931-722-3658 or beaverslumber@gmail.com Click HERE for our 2014 brochure.


June 13-14                            Smoke on the River BBQ Cook-off

Visit www.cityofclifton.com for more information.

Saturday, June 14                       11th Annual Tour de Wayne

Bicycle rides of varying lengths through rural Wayne and sections of Lewis and Perry counties. Tour via the antebellum Clifton Turnpike and visit sites like the Buffalo and the Tennessee rivers, Crazyhorse Recreational Park, Tennessee Fitness Spa. Century, metric century, half metric and family fun rides. Sag support and rest stops on all routes. $25 Rider fee includes souvenir t-shirt. Proceeds sponsor future chamber programming. Visit our Tour de Wayne page for more details or contact the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce at 931 722-3575 or chamber@netease.net.


July 7-August 4                 How to Avoid Falling for a Jerk/Jerkette
At one time or another, we have thought about that old saying, "LOVE IS BLIND." It might have been when your best friend forgave his or her partner the hundredth time for the SAME CRIME; Or, after your divorce, and after looking back with analytic contemplation, you finally saw the warning signals of the person you ended up marrying. The accumulation of experiences like these lead you to wonder if you could ever... FOLLOW YOUR HEART WITHOUT LOSING YOUR MIND. Know what to look for in another person and when dating. This is a 5 session program. The classes, provided by UT/TSU Extension will meet on Mondays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $30 and includes a workbook, snacks, and pizza party at the last workshop. Must pay and register at least one week in advance. To register or for more details, contact Charlotte Smith at 931-722-3229 or email, csmit275@utk.edu

August 8                                            Relay For Life

Wayne County Relay For Life for the American Cancer Society begins at 6:00 p.m. on Friday and ends at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, at the Waynesboro Sportsplex, on Hwy. 13 South. Anyone interested in organizing a Team for this event or setting up a booth the night of the event, please contact Wonda Turnbo @ 931-722-5438 or 931-722-9602 or Elizabeth Teeftaller @ 931-722-5438 or Dean Stegall @ 931-722-5273. The Softball Tournament begins at 10:00 p.m. on August 8, 2013, with the proceeds going to Relay for Life. For information and to register your team please contact John Hickman at Waynesboro City Hall, 931-722-5458.


August 16                                Meat Canning College Workshop
Gain hands on experiences with meat canning and dehydrating using research based information provided by UT Extension. Participants will leave with 2 different types of canned meat as well as jerky. Must pay and register at least one week in advance. Cost is $40. To register or for more details, contact Charlotte Smith at 931-722-3229 or email, csmit275@utk.edu

August 23                      Low Acid/High Acid Canning College Workshop
Gain hands on experiences with canning fruits and vegetables using research based information provided by UT Extension. Participants will leave with several jars of fruits and vegetables. Cost is $30. Must pay and register at least one week in advance. To register or for more details, contact Charlotte Smith at 931-722-3229 or email, csmit275@utk.edu

August                                            Old Timers Day

Live entertainment, food and fun for all ages! Parade featuring Mr. and Mrs. Old Timer and antique cars and tractors. Begins with breakfast at Ralph Hughes Park in the center of town. For more information, please contact Jerdie Ayers at 931-722-1099.


September                            Horseshoe Riverbend Festival

Live music on Main Street with vendors, Military fly-over, 10+ bands on Friday and Saturday and many things to see and do! Thursday Youth Night. Dancing on the Street until 1 am Friday and Saturday nights Tap beer sold on Main Street. This year's headliners include Joe Diffie and Confederate Railroad. For More information call 931-676-3311 or Clifton Marina at 931-676-5225 or visit www.cityofclifton.com


September 20                         Wayne County Volunteer Fair
Celebrate Wayne County’s volunteers and learn how you can get more involved with your community! Get connected to resources, activities, and events Wayne County has to offer. Contact Charlotte Smith, UT Extension Agent, at csmit275@utk.edu or 931-722-32259 for more information or to request booth rental.


October 4                         Girls’ Night Jammin’ and Cannin’ Night
This workshop is designed to bring generations of families together. Mothers, daughters, granddaughters, guardians, and sisters are all invited to join in on the lost art of canning. Participants will work together and learn the basics of canning jams and jellies. While we are waiting on the canning process we will be celebrating International Frugal Fun Day with games and activities. Cost is $10 per person. Must pay and register at least one week in advance. To register or for more details, contact Charlotte Smith, UT Extension Agent, at 931-722-3229 or email, csmit275@utk.edu


October                                 Waynesboro Harvest Festival

Celebrate autumn's arrival with food, fun and local entertainment around Waynesboro Court Square. For more information, please contact the Waynesboro Business Association.


October 16- November 20     Living Well with Chronic Conditions
This fun, skill-building program will help persons with a chronic condition and their caregivers learn how to better manage the condition and get more from life. Chronic conditions that may benefit from the program include arthritis, asthma, cancer, COPD, depression, diabetes, heart disease, obesity and fibromyalgia. Workshops, provided by UT/TSU Extension, will be on Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and will include a meal, recipe book, and workbook. Cost is $65. Must pay and register at least one week in advance. To register or for more details, contact Charlotte Smith at 931-722-3229 or email, csmit275@utk.edu

December 2014                                   Festival of Trees
Tour the halls of the Wayne County Court House filled with themed Christmas Trees decorated by area organizations. Open weekdays thru December from 8 am to 4pm. Hosted by the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, Wayne County Forestry Association and Wayne County Executive Office. 

Sunday, December
Collinwood Christmas Parade begins at 2pm traveling through this quiet little town located adjacent to the Natchez Trace Parkway at mile marker 355.

Friday & Saturday, December
Enjoy festivities along Main Street during Clifton's annual A Stroll Through Christmas. Have cookies with Santa and Mrs. Claus and other activities for the children. Visit www.cityofclifton.com for more information.

2015 Events

February 14                            Love Your Chamber Open House
10 am to 2 pm in Room 301 of the Wayne County Court House. Hosted by Members of the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce.                                             

 Wayne Medical Center Scrub Sale

11am to 7 pm at the WMC LPN Classroom, adjacent to Wayne Medical Center.

Benefits the WMC Fund of the Maury Regional Medical Foundation. For information click HERE.


Friday, February         LIPS February Fest (Soup and Sandwich Supper)

6pm at Wayne Middle School  Tickets available at the door or at local banks and area businesses or by contacting Dean Stegall @ 931-722-5273.

                                   WMC Masquerade Jewelry and Accessories Sale

Experience the Frenzy! Sale times: Thursday 7 am to 7pm and Friday 7 am to 3pm

Located at the LPN Classroom at the Medical Office Building,101 JV Mangubat Drive Waynesboro. For complete information click HERE.




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