Festival Schedule


Aug
19
Sat
Little Miss Soybean @ UTM Fine Arts Building, Harriett Fulton Theatre
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am

Tennessee Soybean Festival Pageant Registration Form 2017

Tennessee Soybean Festival Pageant – August 19, 2017

University of Tennessee at Martin – Fine Arts Building – Harriet Fulton Theatre

 

Baby Miss Soybean (Age 0-18 months 9:00am)

Tiny Miss Soybean (Age 19 months – 3 Years beginning no earlier than 9:45am)

Petite Miss Soybean (Age 4-5 years beginning no earlier than 10:30am)

 Little Miss Soybean (Age 6-9 beginning no earlier than 11:30am)

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 Junior Miss Soybean (age 10-12 years beginning no earlier than 12:45pm)

 Teen Miss Soybean (Age 13-15 years beginning no earlier than 1:45 pm)

 Miss Soybean (Age 16-21 years beginning no earlier than 2:45pm (On Stage question)

Aug
22
Tue
Junior Photography & Art Contest
Aug 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Junior Art Contest- 2017 Junior Photography- 2017

Entry Times: August 22, 3-5:00pm and August 24, 3-5:00pm at Martin City Hall. Cash Prizes. Eligibility requirements: Grades K-12 for residents of Martin or students who attend a Martin school. 

Aug
24
Thu
Junior Photography & Art Contest
Aug 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Junior Art Contest- 2017 Junior Photography- 2017

Entry Times: August 22, 3-5:00pm and August 24, 3-5:00pm at Martin City Hall. Cash Prizes. Eligibility requirements: Grades K-12 for residents of Martin or students who attend a Martin school. 

Aug
26
Sat
Home Grown Farmers Market @ Farmers Market
Aug 26 @ 8:00 am
Sep
2
Sat
Home Grown Farmers Market @ Farmers Market
Sep 2 @ 8:00 am
Be Our Guest @ University Center Ballroom
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am

Eventbrite - Be Our Guest - Beauty and the Beast Party - 2017 TN Soybean Festival
Be Our Guest September 2nd for two shows at the University Center Ballroom.  

Children are encouraged to dress in their favorite Beauty & the Beast, princess, or superhero costume.  They will be entertained by Princess Belle, do arts & crafts, have storytime, and eat brunch.  Any remaining tickets may be purchased at 9 AM day of show at the University Center Ballroom.

Be Our Guest @ University Center Ballroom
Sep 2 @ 1:30 pm

Eventbrite - Be Our Guest - Beauty and the Beast Party - 2017 TN Soybean Festival

Be Our Guest September 2nd for two shows at the University Center Ballroom.  

Children are encouraged to dress in their favorite Beauty & the Beast, princess, or superhero costume.  They will be entertained by Princess Belle, do arts & crafts, have storytime, and eat brunch.  Any remaining tickets may be purchased at 9 AM day of show at the University Center Ballroom.

4th Annual Biodiesel Truck & Tractor Pull @ Martin Recreation Complex
Sep 2 @ 7:00 pm

H&R Agri-Power is sponsoring the 4th Annual Biodiesel Truck & Tractor Pull at the Martin Recreation Complex.

Admission is $10; ages 5 & under are free

Sep
3
Sun
4th Annual Guitar as Art Contest Exhibition @ Art Gallery in the Fine Arts Building at UTM
Sep 3 @ 2:00 pm

The Art Gallery will open at 2:00 PM for viewing of the guitars that have been artistically altered using any 2D media method with the awards ceremony to start at 3:00 PM.  Refreshments and live music will be provided.  

2017 Gutar as Art Spec. Sheet

 

Free Sunday Sundown Concert and Fireworks Spectacular
Sep 3 @ 7:00 pm

Bring your family, a quilt and picnic to enjoy an entertaining evening with “Bluffett” Tribute to Jimmy Buffett Show followed by a spectacular Fireworks Celebration.

Ticketing

Free General Admission

Sponsored by Savant Learning Systems

September 3, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Martin Park & Rec Complex 

Sep
4
Mon
Sidewalk Chalk Art @ Festival Park
Sep 4 @ 10:00 am
The Makers Faire @ Downtown Martin
Sep 4 @ 12:00 pm

Application

The Makers Faire comes to The Tennessee Soybean Festival on Monday, September 4, 2017, and will be featured in Downtown Martin in the Festival Park area. The Makers Faire is a unique market that combines art, craft, and science into one exciting and educational experience. The Festival is currently looking for artisans to fill our booths and to provide a rich and memorable experience for our patrons.

Do you…

            Invent a new technology or build robots for fun?
            Leatherwork?
            Woodwork?
            Metal smith?
            Paint, draw or sculpt?
            Make pottery?
            Sew or quilt?
            Make soap or bath and body products?
 

If so, then this Faire is for you!   

The booth fee for the Makers Faire is $15, and is nonrefundable. Proceeds will assist in starting and developing a very exciting non-profit in Martin called, The Artists’ Guild of Martin. The Guild’s mission will be to bring art and music to the community along with providing educational opportunities for citizens. Membership to the Guild will be open to the public with a special invitation extended to the region’s artisans. There is a wealth of creative talent in Northwest Tennessee and the Guild will work to provide opportunities and venues to showcase these talents.  

PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES:

Please be mindful that the Makers Faire is a family event that seeks to support the local makers. We respectfully ask that the following guidelines be followed in regards to the work that you bring to the Faire.

  1. Please no nudity. We are not seeking to hinder your creativity, however, The Tennessee Soybean is a family based event and we are mindful of the growth and development of the children who come to the festival. Our goal is to keep both the artists and the patrons happy.
  2. Please make sure that all items you are selling are handmade by you! At our Faire, we are not seeking inexpensive imports that are not made by hand. The intent of the Faire is to celebrate and to sell what is handmade in our communities not other countries.
  3. At the Faire, we respect all cultures, races, ethnicities and religions. We humbly ask you do the same.
  4. The Faire staff will ask you to remove any and all artwork which conflicts with the above-mentioned guidelines. You will not be asked to leave the Faire just to remove the artwork in question.

Booths will be approximately 15’ x 15’. If more than one booth is needed, there will be an additional $15 charge per space. All booth fees are non-refundable. Electricity is available on the first come, first serve basis. Artisans are to supply their own tents, tables, chairs and any other items needed to display and demonstrate. Tents cannot be anchored by using stakes. All tents must be stabilized/anchored by using sand bags and/or weights deemed safe and appropriate. 

Set up for the Makers Faire will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 4. All participating artisans are to be fully set up by noon. The start time for the Faire will be at 12:00 p.m. (noon) and conclude at 9:00 p.m. Other activities scheduled for Monday, September 4, at the Tennessee Soybean Festival include the following:

  1. The Sidewalk Chalk Art Competition beginning at 10:00 a.m. in Downtown Martin. (Participation estimate: 150 artists of all ages)
  2. The Farmers Market from 8:00 a.m. to noon (includes vendor sales, activities and entertainment)
  3. Magical Martin Day from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Virginia Weldon Park (Attendance estimate: 2000)
  4. The Tennessee Soybean Festival Talent Show at 6:00 p.m. on the Main Stage in Festival Park. The Talent Show will conclude at approximately 9:00 p.m. (Attendance estimate: 600 to 800)

For more information please contact Sarah Skelton, Makers Faire Coordinator, at 609-617-1246, or by email at [email protected].

Home Grown Farmers Market
Sep 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Magical Martin Day @ Virginia Weldon Park
Sep 4 @ 3:00 pm

Children activity booths Superhero and Disney themed booths, drum circle, sidewalk chalk art contest and more. Free for everyone.

Talent Contest @ Festival Park
Sep 4 @ 4:00 pm
Sep
5
Tue
Friends of the Library Used Book Sale @ CE Weldon Library
Sep 5 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
History of Farming Exhibit @ CE Weldon Library
Sep 5 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Soybean Festival Parade
Sep 5 @ 6:30 pm

Join the Undefeated Football Team (1965-1968) as the 2017 Soybean Festival Grand Marshals for the annual festival parade.  The parade is sponsored by Simmons Bank and broadcast sponsor WLJT-DT.

 

 

 

Free Tuesday Night Concert @ Festival Park
Sep 5 @ 8:00 pm

 

Ticketing

Free General Admission

Concert sponsored by Center Point Business Solutions
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Festival Park – Main Stage 


Backpacks, chairs, coolers and alcoholic beverages are not allowed.  Video recording of the event with any electronic device or video camera is strictly prohibited.  

Sep
6
Wed
Prayer Breakfast @ First United Methodist church
Sep 6 @ 7:45 am

Join us for our annual prayer breakfast.  This year’s speaker will be Rep. Andy Holt.

Senior Adult Rook Tournament @ The Gateway Center
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am

Sponsored by: The Gateway and Weakley County Nursing Home

The Crossroads Luncheon: A Celebration of Civic Organizations
Sep 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Location: Boling University Center, Duncan Ballroom, Martin Civic Organizations

Soybean Festival Midway @ Historic Downtown Martin
Sep 6 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 7 @ 12:00 am
Community Health Awareness Fair @ Historic Downtown Martin
Sep 6 @ 5:30 pm

Sponsored by: Lions Club and Weakley County Interagency Council

In the event of inclement weather the location will be First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

Faith & Community Night Dinner @ Historic Downtown Martin
Sep 6 @ 5:30 pm

Free Community Dinner – Donations Accepted

Sponsor: Martin Area Ministerial Alliance & TN Soybean Promotion Council

Faith & Community Night Concert @ First Baptist Church
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm

Sponsored by: Martin Area Ministerial Alliance

Love Offering will be collected.

Salute to Our Heroes @ Pecan Grove Bed & Breakfast
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm

Heroes Dinner for Martin Police, Fire Department, & TN Highway Patrol.

 

Sponsored by: Pecan Grove Bed & Breakfast & TN Soybean Promotional Council

UT-Martin Student Night @ Festival Park featuring Echosmith
Sep 6 @ 9:00 pm

Eventbrite - ECHOSMITH CONCERT - 2017 TN SOYBEAN FESTIVAL

Ticketing

General Admission – $5

Free to the first 2,000 UTM Students with their student ids

Concert sponsored by UTM Student Activities Council
Time: 9:00 PM
Location: Festival Park – Main Stage 


Backpacks, chairs, coolers and alcoholic beverages are not allowed.  Video recording of the event with any electronic device or video camera is strictly prohibited.  

Sep
7
Thu
The BMX Pros Stunt Show
Sep 7 – Sep 9 all-day

Three Shows Daily

No Admission

The BMX Stunt Show features the world’s most extreme bicycle stunt riders and skateboarders in a spectacular, action packed show.

Those Funny Little People @ Toddler Town Performance Stage - North End Lindell
Sep 7 – Sep 9 all-day

5 shows daily 

No Admission

Combination of Roving and Performance

Senior Adult Dominoes @ The Gateway Center
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am

Sponsored by: The Gateway Center and TN Quality Homecare & Hospice

Soybean Sidewalk Sale
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am

City-wide merchant and sidewalk sales.

Sponsored by: Martin’s Tennessee Downtowns Community and Martin Business Association

Thursday – Saturday: Download the Martin Business Association App for special coupon savings!

Rotary Golf Tournament @ Persimmon Hills
Sep 7 @ 11:00 am

11AM – Lunch Served

12 Noon – Tee Time

Entry Fee and Prizes

Sponsored by: Martin Rotary Club

 

Cancer Car Crash Bash @ Historic Downtown Martin
Sep 7 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

5 minutes and a t-shirt for $10 or 5 swings for $1, proceeds benefit Relay for Life.

Sponsors: Harper’s Wrecker Service, UTM Relay for Life, A+ Auto Repair, Monograms & More, Jower’s Sign Company

Will also run Friday and Saturday night.

Street Fair & Carnival @ Historic Downtown Martin
Sep 7 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 8 @ 12:00 am

Food, Entertainment, Carnival and Craft Vendors

Free Thursday Night Concert – An Evening with Clint Black @ Festival Park
Sep 7 @ 8:00 pm

An Evening with Clint Black

Ticketing

Free General Admission

Limited to the first 3400 through the gate

Concert sponsored by
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Festival Park – Main Stage 


Backpacks, chairs, coolers and alcoholic beverages are not allowed.  Video recording of the event with any electronic device or video camera is strictly prohibited.  

Sep
8
Fri
The BMX Pros Stunt Show
Sep 8 – Sep 10 all-day

Three Shows Daily

No Admission

The BMX Stunt Show features the world’s most extreme bicycle stunt riders and skateboarders in a spectacular, action packed show.

Those Funny Little People @ Toddler Town Performance Stage - North End Lindell
Sep 8 – Sep 10 all-day

5 shows daily 

No Admission

Combination of Roving and Performance

Children’s Street Fair & Carnival @ Historic Downtown Martin
Sep 8 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Sponsor: Union City Coca-Cola Bottling Company

Lunch Sponsor: Tennova Healthcare / Volunteer Martin

Soybean Sidewalk Sale
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am

City-wide merchant and sidewalk sales.

Sponsored by: Martin’s Tennessee Downtowns Community and Martin Business Association

Thursday – Saturday: Download the Martin Business Association App for special coupon savings!

Big Bingo @ The Gateway Center
Sep 8 @ 1:00 pm

Sponsored by: The Gateway Center and Woodmen of the World

24th Annual Chicken Crazy, Hog Wild BBQ Cook-off @ Weldon Park
Sep 8 @ 5:00 pm

Categories: Backyard Variety, Best Booth, Backyard Bird

Sponsor: Tyson Foods

Free BBQ Chicken at designated areas.

Street Fair & Carnival @ Historic Downtown Martin
Sep 8 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 9 @ 12:00 am

Food, Entertainment, Carnival and Craft Vendors

World Percussion Group / Jamaica Me Happy @ Virginia Weldon Park
Sep 8 @ 5:00 pm
4th Annual Sammies Bacon Eating Contest
Sep 8 @ 6:30 pm

Best. Meat. Ever. Sammies 4th Annual Bacon Eating Contest. The winner will receive a massive bacon trophy and a $100 gift certificate to Sammies. All contestants will receive a t-shirt. Contestants must sign up in advance by registering at Sammies Restaurant in Martin. Only 10 bacon eating spots available. Lock, Stock, & Barrell challenge winners will have priority. For specific rules visit Sammies Facebook page or stop by Sammies.

WCMT / Star 95.1 Singing Bee @ Weldon Park Stage
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm

Sponsor: WCMT / Star 95.1

Friday Night Concert @ Festival Park Main Stage
Sep 8 @ 9:00 pm

Eventbrite - AIR SUPPLY CONCERT - 2017 TN SOYBEAN FESTIVAL

Ticket Pricing

Bleacher General Admission – $5
Reserved Ground Level Chair Back – $10
Exclusive Stage Front Standing – $15 

 

Concert sponsored by Republic Services
Time: 9:00 PM
Location: Festival Park – Main Stage 

Handicap seating is only available in general admission.

Backpacks, chairs, coolers and alcoholic beverages are not allowed.  Video recording of the event with any electronic device or video camera is strictly prohibited.  In the event a concert is cancelled due to extreme weather or other circumstances, the TN Soybean Festival will refund tickets for the cancelled event only.

*Once the performance starts, there will be no refunds. 

Sep
9
Sat
The BMX Pros Stunt Show
Sep 9 – Sep 11 all-day

Three Shows Daily

No Admission

The BMX Stunt Show features the world’s most extreme bicycle stunt riders and skateboarders in a spectacular, action packed show.

Those Funny Little People @ Toddler Town Performance Stage - North End Lindell
Sep 9 – Sep 11 all-day

5 shows daily 

No Admission

Combination of Roving and Performance

Soybean Festival 5k Road Race / 1 Mile Fun Walk @ Westview High School Back Parking Lot
Sep 9 @ 7:30 am

Time: 7:30am – Kids Run; 8:15am – Adult 5k/1 mile Fun Walk. Location: Westview High School Back Parking Lot, Sponsor: Kiwanis Club.
2017 Soybean 5K Registration

Online Registration

4th Annual Soybean Softball Showcase @ Martin Recreational Complex
Sep 9 @ 8:00 am

Tournament runs all day.

8th Annual Soybean Festival Disc Golf Tournament @ Harrison Road Complex
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am

Sponsor: Martin Parks and Recreation

www.bluegrassdiscgolf.org/martin

 

Soybean Sidewalk Sale
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am

City-wide merchant and sidewalk sales.

Sponsored by: Martin’s Tennessee Downtowns Community and Martin Business Association

Thursday – Saturday: Download the Martin Business Association App for special coupon savings!

Tennessee Soybean Festival West Tennessee Dairy Show @ Ned Ray McWherter Ag Pavilion on UTM Campus
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am

Open and Junior Show

Juniors receive additional premium. 

Animals may arrive on September 8th.

21st Annual Car & Bike Show @ First Baptist Church
Sep 9 @ 12:00 pm
Pet Show
Sep 9 @ 3:00 pm

Registration: 3PM

Event: 4PM

Sponsored by: Weakley County Animal Clinic

Street Fair & Carnival @ Historic Downtown Martin
Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 10 @ 12:00 am

Food, Entertainment, Carnival and Craft Vendors

American Legion Ladies’ Auxillary Pancake Breakfast @ American Legion Post 55
Sep 9 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Ages 6 & under – $3

Ages 7 & up – $5.

Call in / Pick up orders available by calling 731-587-4886

Saturday Night Concert @ Festival Park Main Stage
Sep 9 @ 9:00 pm

Eventbrite - LYNYRD SKYNYRD CONCERT-2017 TN SOYBEAN FESTIVAL

Ticket Pricing

Bleacher General Admission – $35
Reserved Ground Level Chair Back – $40
Exclusive Stage Front Standing – $50 

 

Time: 9:00 PM
Location: Festival Park – Main Stage 

Handicap seating is only available in general admission.

Backpacks, chairs, coolers and alcoholic beverages are not allowed.  Video recording of the event with any electronic device or video camera is strictly prohibited.  In the event a concert is cancelled due to extreme weather or other circumstances, the TN Soybean Festival will refund tickets for the cancelled event only.

*Once the performance starts, there will be no refunds. 

Sep
10
Sun
Sodexho Sunday Brunch @ Skyhawk Dining Hall, UT Martin Boling University Center
Sep 10 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

$10.82 per person

Children 10 & under $5.08