Mi-De-Ga Theater – 1st Wednesday of every month, Downtown Waverly
Enjoy some of the old Hollywood classics on the big screen at the historic Mi-De-Ga Theater. This theater has been in the same building and same family for 75 years. For more information call 931-296 –4500 or check out their Facebook page. No admission charge. Also current blockbusters showing every week.
Music on the Square – 1st & 3rd Saturday’s, June – September – Waverly
Downtown Waverly hosts free live music. Great variety of bands, lots of dancing. This is fun for the whole family. No admission charge. For more information call 931-296-2101.
Johnsonville State Historic Park – 90 Nell Beard Rd, New Johnsonville
Planned activities throughout the year, 10 miles of hiking trails, birding and fishing. http://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/johnsonville
Loretta Lynn’s Ranch - Hurricane Mills, TN 931-296-7700
Camping, cabins, campfire shows, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, fishing, swimming, plantation house and museum tours, hiking, horseback riding, ATV trails, shopping and of course, music and dancing.
Humphreys County Museum – Fort Hill, Waverly Open only 1 – 4 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 931-296-3739
Originally called the Butterfield House – full of antiques and displays of historic items. Civil War Redoubt on the property.
Marina’s – Cuba Landing, Pebble Isle, Mason’s Boat Dock and Eagle Bay
Enjoy boating, swimming, fishing and dining at one of the area’s marinas and other seasonal entertainment.
Cuba Landing 931-296-2822 Eagle Bay 931-296-4144
Mason’s 931-296- 9165 Pebble Isle 931-535-3828
Spring Break Scavenger Hunt, at Johnsonville State Park
March 15th -31st, and April 1st -18th
10am – 4pm Monday – Saturday, 1-4pm Sunday
Free Admission, Call (931) 535-2789 for more information. Ideal for Home Educators
The kids are on Spring Break and what to do? Why not make your way to the Johnsonville State Historic Park Welcome Center for a Scavenger Hunt! Pick up your list and check it twice as you search the Welcome Center to see just what you can find. Work together as a family and turn in your scavenger hunt for fabulous prizes!
Spring Hike, March 21st at 1PM at Johnsonville State Park
Free admission. Recommended to bring a water bottle, good walking shoes and to dress for the weather. Call (931) 535-2789 for more information.
Join us at Johnsonville State Historic Park on our Spring Hike as we traverse the extensive back-side of the Johnsonville Historic Trail. The hike will take approximately 2.5 to 3 hours and will conclude back at the new Upper Trail head. Wear comfortable clothing and hiking boots or shoes, bring a water bottle, hat, and don’t forget your favorite hiking stick! To get to the trailhead, after entering through the park gate, follow the road to the left up the hill and all the way to the rear of the park where you will see the new Trail Head parking area.
MTDR, March 27th -29th at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch
Civil War Preservation Trust Park Day Volunteer Workday
Saturday, March 28th from 10am – 2pm.
Free to participate. Hand tools and water will be supplied. Bring a bag lunch, gloves, a hat, protective eye wear and wear work clothing. Boots are encouraged.
Call (931)535-2789 for more information.
Join us at Johnsonville State Historic Park on March 28th for Park Day sponsored by the Civil War Trust. The event is part of an annual national program where the public is encouraged to visit their favorite Civil War Park and participate with park staff in conducting a project that will help enhance the public’s appreciation of the Civil War and the park’s main features. At Johnsonville Historic Park meet the park staff at 10am at the Upper Redoubt parking lot (After entering the park, go left up the big hill). The project for this year’ Park Day will be to remove limbs and brush from rifle pits near the historic Upper Redoubt constructed in 1864 by Union troops who were garrisoned at Johnsonville during the Civil War. Reservations are not required, just show up and lend a hand.
Easter at the Ranch (Spring Fling), April 4th from 11 am to 2 pm
Loretta Lynn’s Ranch, Hurricane Mills, TN – Free Admission
Wrangler Camp Dates Opening April 10th at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch, Hurricane Mills, TN
Spring Fling, April 10th -11th
Local Merchant- Shopping
The Events of April 1865 – Civil War Film Series
Saturday, April 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm
Free Admission. Call (931) 535-2789 for more information
Wars do not end quietly and the American Civil War was no exception. From the comfort of the Johnsonville State Historic Park Welcome Center, join us each Saturday in April as we Explore the events that took place 150 years ago this month. From the collapse of the Confederate defense at Petersburg and the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia; to the assassination of a president and the worst maritime disaster in American History, these films will bring to light the events of April –1865.
April 4 The Siege of Petersburg (20 Minutes)
April 11 Honor Answers Honor at Appomattox (30 minutes)
April 18 The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln (90 minutes)
April 25 Civil War Sabotage? The Sinking of the Sultana (60 minutes)
Johnsonville Union Artillery Garrison Spring Living History Event
Saturday April 18th, 10am – 5pm
Free Admission. To find the artillery camp in the park, follow the directional signs that say Civil War Event. Call (931) 535-2789 for more information. Ideal for Home Educators. The roar of Civil War cannons will again echo through the hollows of Johnsonville State Historic Park as the park hosts its annual spring artillery garrison. Join us as Union troops demonstrate camp life, military drill, civil war cooking and the role of the artillery and its destructive power as it was used during the Civil War and at the Battle of Johnsonville on November 4, 1864.
Loretta Lynn’s Ranch – Select Friday night dances and cookouts
Call the Ranch office (931) 296-7700 for more information
Concert Weekend at the Ranch, May 23rd Memorial Weekend, Friday and Saturday, Loretta Lynn’s Ranch, Hurricane Mills, TN
Call the Ranch office (931) 296-7700 for more information.
- Music on the Square June – September, 1st and 3rd Saturday
- Loretta Lynn’s Bi-Annual Trail Ride, June 1st -6th, Loretta Lynn’s Ranch, Hurricane Mills, TN Call the Ranch Office (931) 296-7700 for more information.
- National Trials Day Hike, June 6th, Johnsonville State Park
Call (931) 535-2789 for more information.
Art on the Square, June 6th
HC Art Council
Merle Haggard Camp, June 6th, Loretta Lynn’s Ranch, Hurricane Mills
Call the Ranch Office (931) 296-7700 for more information.
Junior Ranger Camp, June 10th -12th, Johnsonville State Park
Call (931) 535-2789 for more information.
KY Lake Strike King Open Bass Tournament (30th Annual) June 13th, second Saturday in June, Pebble Isle Marina
Relay for life, June 19th, at the Waverly High School, Waverly, TN
Poor Boys Classic Open Car Show Saturday, June 28th Waverly, TN
Enjoy a wide range of classic cars while an onsite DJ entertains you with oldies at Waverly Central High School in Waverly, Tn. There are 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies in each of the 50 classes. There is also a Swap Meet area. For more info contact Henry Bullington 931-582-3038 or 615-504-8021. There is no admission for spectators.
Christmas in July- Local Merchants
Loretta Lynn’s Independence Celebration Weekend Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 4th and 5th
Spend you weekend at Loretta’s Ranch. There are camping and cabin rentals on site. You can kayak, canoe or tube down Hurricane Creek, take a dip in the pool, visit Western Town and enjoy the live music all afternoon. Tours and shopping are available as well. Thursday night at 7 is a campfire show. Saturday night is Loretta performing her Conway Twitty Tribute. Deck bar will be open all weekend. All pricing available at www.lorettalynn.com or call 931-296-7700.
Fireworks and Music on the Square – Saturday, July 5th
This event features a huge fireworks display set to music and the usual Music on the Square band entertains beginning at 7 pm. Concessions are available. This show is not only popularly attended at the Waverly Central high School Football Stadium but is watched by many while boating on the Tennessee River. For more information call city of Waverly at 931-296-2101. No admission charge.
Ranger Camp Program, July 11th and 18th, Johnsonville State Park
Call (931) 535-2789 for more information.
160th Annual Irish Picnic Friday and Saturday, July 26th - 27th McEwen TN
One fundraiser which we take great pride in is our Irish Picnic and Homecoming. Hosted by members of St. Patrick Church and the friends of the Parish, the Irish Picnic is always held the last Friday and Saturday in July. Some 21,000 pounds of barbecue pork will be slow cooked over hickory bark coals during a 24-hour laborious process, ready for hungry lunch crowds Saturday morning. Early visitors may want to feast on the 4,200 chicken halves that will be prepared by lunch time Friday. Plan to stay for the free live music and dancing that begins at 6:00 P.M. in the outdoor bandstand. If you're feeling a bit of the Irish luck, try your hand at the numerous games, including basketball, dart throw, and a duck pond, that will be open from 5:00 P.M. until 11:00 P.M. Friday and again on Saturday from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 P.M. Music and dancing will begin Saturday morning and last throughout the day. This is a wonderful time of good food, good fun and great fellowship, as well as a major supporter of our rich Catholic Heritage here at St. Patrick’s School. Want more information about our Irish Picnic please feel free to contact the parish office 931-582-3493. No admission charge.
AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship
July 27th – August 2nd Loretta Lynn’s Ranch Hurricane Mills, TN
MX Sports pioneered and developed the business model for the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, the world's largest amateur motocross race. Hosted annually since 1982 at the ranch of country music legend Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, the National Championship has served as the launch pad of virtually every top American Motocross and Supercross rider.
In 2012, there were more than 29,000 attempts to qualify in the select 36 classes for the 1,410 available start positions at the national final. The national event, dubbed "The World's Greatest Motocross Vacation," is held annually the first full week of August. As a testament to the significance of winning an AMA Amateur National Motocross title, most of today's top motocross and supercross stars, including Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart, Kevin Windham and Ryan Villopoto, won championships at Loretta Lynn's before graduating to the professional ranks. For more information visit www.mxsports.com.
ATV Quad National August 6th – 9th Loretta Lynn’s Ranch Hurricane Mills, TN
The name alone says it all: Loretta Lynn's Ranch. This is the oldest race on the ATV national circuit, and it draws a lot of riders. And yes, the property is owned by the world famous Coal Miner's Daughter, Loretta Lynn. If she's not on tour somewhere, she may even come over and say 'Hi' to the racers! For more information http://atvmotocross.com/event/loretta-lynns.
Loretta Lynn’s Sister Concert September 15th Loretta Lynn’s Ranch Hurricane Mills, TN
Enjoy the fall weather at the Ranch and tour the Plantation House and the Coal Miner’s Daughters Museum. Enjoy Western Town shopping and grab a bite to eat and sit next to the creek and listen to the water as it passes by. Saturday night Loretta Lynn and her sisters, Crystal Gayle and Peggy Sue will appear together for an amazing evening. For more information visit www.lorettalynn.com or call 931-296-7700.
Porch-Reed Festival Friday and Saturday, August 29th -30th
This is an African-American celebration reunion of the Porch-Reed school which was closed after desegregation. Festival is being held at the site of the old school on Hwy.13 N, Waverly, TN. There will be a BBQ competition, gospel music extravaganza, lots of food, and games for kids. For more info contact Norman Turner at email@example.com or www.porchreedfestival.com. No admission charge.
Loretta Lynn’s Bi-Annual Trail Ride, September 7th – 12th,
Loretta Lynn’s Ranch
Call the Ranch Office (931) 296-7700 for more information
13th Annual 30-Mile Yard Sale. Sat., Sept 5th.
I-40 Exit 143 (Hwy 13/Waverly) then follow signs. Huge yard sales, restrooms, food & drinks along route. 8 am – 4 pm. For more info call 931-296-4865 No admission charge
89th Annual Humphreys County Fair
Wednesday –Saturday, September 2nd – 5th Waverly, TN
This fair is all you can imagine and more in a rural county fair. Nightly carnival, sheep, cattle and dog shows, talent shows, duck calling contest a Demolition Derby and Mud Bog and more. Don’t forget all of the awesome food you can only get at a fair. 234 W. Blue Creek Rd (Humphreys County Fairgrounds) Waverly. For more info and admission price please call 931-296-3442 X 3
Loretta Lynn’s Gospel Fest – Saturday and Sunday,
September 11th – 13th Loretta Lynn’s Ranch Hurricane Mills, TN
Spend your weekend at Loretta’s Ranch. There are camping and cabin rentals on site. You can kayak, canoe or tube down Hurricane Creek, take a dip in the pool, visit Western Town and enjoy the live music all afternoon. Tours and shopping are available as well. This event will include gospel greats such as Jason Crabb, Booth Brothers, the Hoopers & New River and many more. Noon – 10 pm on Saturday and Noon – 4 pm on Sunday. Worship service on Sunday morning. All pricing available at www.lorettalynn.com or call 931-296-7700.
Shoreline Clean Up Volunteer Day, September 26th, Johnsonville State Park
Call (931) 535-2789 for more information.
Southern Woods Rider Falls Trail Ride, October 15th -18th Loretta Lynn’s Ranch, Hurricane Mills, TN
This is the 11th Annual Southern Woods Rider Fall Ride help at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch. Bring your off-road quad vehicle and have fun on the clearly marked trails at the Ranch. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 615-828-1414.
Autumn Blaze, October 17th
Humphreys County Antique Tractor and Engine Show,
Friday and Saturday, October 2nd – 3rd HC Fairgrounds
(Benefits Toys for Tots Robin Blue (931) 296-4945)
This year not only antique tractors will be displayed but newer ones as well.
234 W. Blue Creek Rd (Humphreys County Fairgrounds) Waverly. For more information call Patrick O’Lee at 931-296-2511.
Haunted Halloween Trail Ride, Friday – Sunday, October 31st – November 1st, Loretta Lynn’s Ranch, Hurricane Mills, TN
Hope you’re not scared of the dark – in the woods. This trail ride is always loads of fun. Bring your own horses or rent one at the Ranch. Costume Contest and band on Friday night. For more information call the Ranch office at 931-296-7700. Cost is $50 plus stall.
Chuck Wagon Race October 26th – 31st at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch, Hurricane Mills, TN
Battle of Johnsonville 151st Anniversary Walking Tour, November 4th and Anniversary Commerative Living History Event November 6th
Experience the many events taking place over this 3-day commemoration of the November 4, 1864 battle including musket and cannon firing, reenactments of the battle and Civil War historians sharing how General Nathan Bedford Forrest overtook the Union Navy. The battle took place on both sides of the Tennessee River as will this tribute. For more information call 931-535-2789. No admission charge.
Quilt Show, Quilt Trail and Christmas Open House
Friday and Saturday, November 13th – 14th Waverly, TN
This 4th annual Quilt Show is being held at the First United Methodist Church in Waverly right on Main St. Read all about the handmade quilts and shop the boutique for some unique handmade items. Then don’t forget to vote on your favorite for the Viewer’s Choice Award. You can pick up a map for the Quilt Trail and travel the route later in the day. While you’re downtown visit the distinctive shops during their Christmas Open House. Dine at the quaint Waverly Café or in the historic building of Samuels on the Square. For more information contact Kim Emery 931-209-3337. No admission charge.
Christmas Open House, November 13th -15th, Local Merchants, Waverly, TN
St. Patrick’s Feast and Fair, November 7th, St Patrick’s Picnic Grounds, McEwen, TN
Call St. Patrick’s Church (931) 582-3417 for more information.
Veterans Parade, November 11th, Main Street Waverly, TN
Day after Thanksgiving Hike, November 27th, Johnsonville State Park
United Way Radio Auction, 2nd and 3rd full weeks of November
Lighting of the Tree, 1st weekend of December, Waverly, TN
Near the 1st Federal Bank
Christmas Parade, December 5th at 1pm, Main Street, Waverly, TN
Southern Woods Rider Holiday Poker Run
Southern Woods Rider is proud to preset the 10th Annual Holiday Poker Run at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch on Sunday December 15, 2013. All 4-wheel ATV and Dirt Bike riding responsible individuals and their families are invited to attend. Ride Fee $30.00. Ride Fee with New Toy $25.00 (PLEASE BRING A TOY!) . For more information visit http://www.police.nashville.org
A Soldier’s Christmas, December 18th -19th, Johnsonville State Park
Christmas Open House, December 20th, Johnsonville State Park