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Short Mountain
Trading Post
Short Mountain Trading Post: Looking for Farmer's Market participants, Flea Market vendors and local craftspeople. To sign up: contact Savannah at #615-464-7824. Free spaces available.

Renaissance Festival
Weekends in May
The 29th Tennessee Renaissance Festival will take place every weekend in May plus Memorial Day with themed events. May 10 & 11 is Pirate Weekend; May 17 & 18 is Celtic Weekend; and May 24-25 & 26 Royal Joust Tournament. Tickets are $20 for adults and $7 for children ages 6-to-12 years-old. Children 5-under are admitted free. Parking is free and there also is a free children's art and activity area.
Castle tours are on open festival days from 11 a.m.-to-3 p.m. Tickets are available at or at the gate. For opening weekend only, with two paid adults, children 12-and-younger, plus two grandparents are admitted free. This $94 value is only $40. Tickets for this deal is only available at the gate.

IDB meeting
Tuesday, May 6
At 6 pm: Industrial Development Board Meeting at the Cannon County Arts Center

Spring Fling
on the Square
Friday, May 9-10
Spring Fling On The Square in Woodbury welcomes you to shop the many stores and eat at the unique café’s on and around the square in Woodbury. Contact The Old Feed Store Antique Mall at (615) 563-2108 for further information.

Farm Day
Friday, May 9
The 12th Annual Farm Day hosted by the Cannon County Farm Bureau and University of Tennessee Extension is scheduled for Friday, May 9 at the Cannon County Fairgrounds. Farm day is a fun filled, exciting opportunity for 4th graders throughout the County. This hands-on event will give them a feel of life on the farm. 4-H'ers will see and learn about exciting things such as: Animals, Animals, Animals!!!, Creek Creatures, Forestry, Planting Plowing and Harvesting, Farm Equipment, Barnyard Olympics, Soils and much more.

“The Reluctant Dragon”
Arts Center of Cannon County.
Friday, May 9-10
The Reluctant Dragon
Friday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 10 at 2: p.m.
What happens when a dragon moves into the neighborhood? Find out in this delightful play based on the story by Kenneth Grahame. Our dragon, as magnificent as any dragon who ever took the stage, is not the fearsome type. He, like the boy who befriends him, is more interested in art and poetry. The villagers, however, assume that they are in grave danger and send for Sir George, the renowned dragon slayer to save them. With the boy’s help, Sir George learns that the dragon poses no threat to anyone, but to keep the villagers happy, he and the dragon stage a mock battle with great showmanship.
Directed by Miriam Lee, The Reluctant Dragon features Cody Rutledge as the Dragon. Cast members include Christian Bare, Aaron Gray, Hattie Fann, Amanda Sullivan, Phil Mote, Miriam Lee, Maya Denning, Hannah Taylor, Beau Gibbs and James Bessant.

Largest One-Day Mule Show
Pemberton Arena
Saturday, May 10
Mule Skinners Association’s Largest One Day Mule Show at the Pemberton Covered Arena at the Fair Grounds in Woodbury. Contact Andy Duggin at (615) 624-1708 or visit the website at

Clear Fork United
Methodist Church
Saturday, May 10
Clear Fork UMC will host a dinner of cat fish or chicken tenders with choice of pinto, white or green beans with hush puppies, slaw or veggie salad. French friends, desert and drink are also included. Hours are 4 to 8 p.m. The church is located on Big Hill Road in Gassaway 1 1/2 miles off Gassaway Road (Hwy. 53 North).

County Commission
5 p.m. Tuesday, May 13
Cannon County Commission meets at the Cannon County Courthouse.


Cannon County
Historical Society
Tuesday, May 13
The guest speaker will be Britt Knox who will be present information on Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest’s Rear Guard. The meeting will begin with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. at the Cannon County Senior Ceter, 609 Lehman St.

Chamber “After Hours”
Wednesday, May 14
at Cannonsburgh
4:30 pm: Cannon County Chamber of Commerce “After Hours” Mixer at Cannonsburgh in Murfreesboro. Showcasing businesses and events available in Cannon County. Contact the Chamber at (615) 563-2222 for further information.

The Cannon Courier Hall of Fame
Arts Center of Cannon County
6:30 p.m. May 15
The Cannon Courier Hall of Fame & All-Sports Awards Banquet at The Arts Center of Cannon County. Purchase tickets by May 12th by calling (615) 563-2512.

Red Cross Bloodmobile
Thursday, May 15
Lions Club Building
Every day, area hospitals are filled with cancer and surgery patients, premature babies, accident victims and other ill or injured people who need transfusions to live. Blood cannot be manufactured, it can only come from donors and because all blood and blood products are perishable, the supply must be constantly replenished.
The next Cannon County Bloodmobile visit is set for 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 15 at the Lions Club Building.

Annual Brandon Reunion
Sunday, May 18
The annual Brandon family reunion will be held on Sunday, May 18 beginning around 12:30 p.m. at the home of Junior Brandon, Burt Community. For more information contact Jurnior Brandon at 563-9904, Andrea Alexander at 563-7096; or Larry Brandon at 563-5150.

Good Ole Days
Woodbury Public Square
Starts at noon, Friday, May 16-17
Good Ole Days sponsored by the Cannon County Senior Center on the square, in Woodbury, enjoy entertainment, food, pageants, vendors, parade, craft booths and more, vendors will be needed. Sponsored by the Cannon County Senior Citizens Center, contact (615) 563-5304 for information.
Midnight Riders
Arts Center of Cannon County
Saturday, May 24
7:30 pm: Midnight Riders (An Allman Brothers Tribute band) in concert at the Arts Center of Cannon County.

Granville Heritage Day
Saturday, May 24
This year’s event will feature a expanded Pioneer Village featuring the 19th Alabama as they operate a 1860’s Village demonstrating all aspects of life of yesteryear. Civil War units from across Tennessee will come together on a new expanded area of Heritage Day to do Civil War Living . A special two act Civil War Play will be presented at the Granville United Methodist Church at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. For more information Visit or call 931-653-4511.

Southern Fried Funeral
Arts Center of Cannon County
Opens May 30
"Southern Fried Funeral" opens at 7:30 p.m. Dewey Frye is dead and the aftermath is choas, as his wife and daughters deal with the funeral, bicker amoung themselves and rebuff Dewey's mercenary brother.
Show dates and times are May 30, 31, June 6, 7, 13 & 14 at 7:30 p.m. and June 1 & 8 at 2 p.m.

Memorial Day Trail Ride
Saturday, May 24
Memorial Day Trail Ride Ride leaves the fairgrounds in Woodbury at 11 a.m., ride to the campgrounds on Short Mountain. Enjoy riding, camping, horse show, dancing, food and more. Visit the Website at for further information.

Cruis’in On the Square
Saturday, May 24
Cruis’in On the Square 3 p.m. in Woodbury.

‘Care and Share Days”
Monday, May 26
Adams Memorial Library
Adams Memorial Library will be open Monday, May 26 for researchers only. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Knock on the front door and someone will let you in to share Cannon County Family History. For information call Peggy Tate at 615-563-5910 or email



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