June Events and Festivals in Tennessee

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  June Events and Festivals in Tennessee

Jimmy Martin Memorial Bluegrass Festival – June 1-2, Sneedville
This festival will feature the best bluegrass performers, food and crafts. CONTACT: overhomesneedville.com

Germantown Charity Horse Show – June 5-9, Memphis
An exciting all-breed event with more than 800 horses including hunter/jumpers, American Saddlebreds, Roaster and Hac, kney ponies and Tennessee Walking Horses. CONTACT: 901-543-5310

Bonnaroo Music Festival – June 7-10, Manchester
A 100-acre village brings together the best performers in rock ‘n’ roll, jazz, Americana, hip-hop, electronica and more. CONTACT: 931-728-7635, bonnaroo.com

CMA Music Festival – June 7-10, Nashville
Country Music’s Biggest Party brings country fans and artists together for four days and nights of live music. CONTACT: 800-CMA-FEST, cmafest.com

Riverbend Festival– June 8-16, Chattanooga
Multiple stages of diverse music, plus fireworks, 5K and 10K runs and a children’s village. CONTACT: 423-756-2211, riverbendfestival.com

15th Annual Kids Fishing Rodeo – June 9, Dale Hollow
This annual free event is open to youth under the age of 15 and coincides with National Fishing and Boating Week. CONTACT: Andrew Currie, 931-243-2443, www.fws.gov/dalehollow

City of Clarksville & TWRA Fishing Rodeo – June 9, Clarksville
A free fishing event for children ages 16 and under. No license is required to participate. CONTACT: 931-645-7476, cityofclarksville.com

International Folkfest – June 10-17, Murfreesboro
With dance groups from around the world, the International Folkfest promises to be a week of excitement and education. Throughout the week, international groups will perform for area schools, youth and senior citizen organizations and for civic clubs. CONTACT: mboro-international-folkfest.org

Fruits of the Backyard – June 12, Middle Tennessee Research and Education Center, Spring Hill
This annual program, designed to address issues facing both homeowners and producers, features presentations, educational displays and trade show vendors providing insight into the production of fruits and vegetables, maintenance of lawn grasses and ornamentals, and control of harmful insects and weeds as well as many other areas associated with backyard production and recreational gardening. Begins at 8:30 a.m. CONTACT: 931-486-2129, middletennessee.tennessee.edu

Secret City Festival – June 15-16, Oak Ridge
This 10th annual citywide celebration commemorates the 67th anniversary ending of WWII and features the largest multi-battle WWII reenactment in the South, as well as tours of Manhattan Project sites, children’s festival, arts and crafts and exhibitors. CONTACT: 865-425-3610, secretcityfestival.com

Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales – June 15-Aug. 11, Gatlinburg
This 7th annual celebration features storytellers, musicians and cloggers at different locations along the parkway. CONTACT: 865-436-0500, gatlinburg.com

Bell Buckle RC & Moon Pie Festival – June 16, Bell Buckle – Celebrate a Southern tradition with music, cloggers, games, crafts and cutting the world’s largest Moon Pie. CONTACT: 931-389-9663, bellbucklechamber.com

The Big BBQ Bash – June 16, Maryville
The event is an amateur barbecue cook-off and fundraiser for Helen Ross McNabb Center. Prize money totaling $6,000 will be awarded including a trophy and bragging rights for the top three teams in each category. CONTACT: 865-329-9120, blountbbqbash.com

Go Bananas Day/The Zoo’s 75th Birthday Celebration
 – June 16, Chattanooga
Celebrate the Chattanooga Zoo’s 75th birthday as we combine the celebration with our already existing Go Banana’s Day. The celebration includes a day of positively primate family fun, crafts, games, and of course banana Moon Pie cake to celebrate. CONTACT: 423-697-1322, chattzoo.org

Porter Flea Modern Handmade Market – June 16, Nashville
Held at Marathon Music Works in Nashville from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., this flea market features modern handmade goods from carefully selected local and regional artisans and designers, several local food trucks, and live DJs. CONTACT: porterflea.com

Tobacco, Beef & More – June 28, Highland Rim Research & Education Center, Springfield
The Mid-South’s beef and tobacco producers will want to attend this free educational event that features the state’s leading experts on topics such as animal health, forage, and burley and dark-fired tobacco production. Begins at 7 a.m. CONTACT: 615-382-3130, highlandrim.tennessee.edu

26th Annual Trash & Treasures Community-Wide Yard Sale – June 29-30, Cross Plains
Held at Main Street and Hwy. 25 from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., this yard sale is a fundraiser for the Cross Plains Heritage Commission for a museum in the “Doctor’s House.” Booths throughout the 233-year-old town, 35 miles north of Nashville, offer all sorts of treasures and cast-offs. CONTACT: 615-654-2256

Clarksville Independence Day Celebration – June 30, Clarksville
Join us for an early independence celebration with fireworks and a special performance by the American Wind Symphony Orchestra on their custom barge. CONTACT: 931-645-7476, cityofclarksville.com

40th Anniversary Walking Horse Show – June 30, Henderson
Fun for the whole family with more than 20 classes. Held at the Chester County Fairgrounds and sponsored by the Lions Club. CONTACT: Neal Smith, 731-989-4684

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