Festival Schedule


Click here to download a copy of our event book or use the calendar below to find info on all the Soybean Festival’s events!

Aug
23
Tue
Tennessee Soybean Festival Junior Photography Contest @ Martin City Hall
Aug 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Cash Prizes. Eligibility requirements: Grades K-12 for residents of Martin or students who attend a Martin school. For registration and specific contest rules click here.

Aug
25
Thu
Tennessee Soybean Festival Junior Photography Contest @ Martin City Hall
Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Cash Prizes. Eligibility requirements: Grades K-12 for residents of Martin or students who attend a Martin school. For registration and specific contest rules click here.

Aug
27
Sat
Home Sweet Home, Martin Clean-up @ Virginia Weldon PArk
Aug 27 @ 6:45 am

Four Locations have been predetermined for clean-up sites. Please register at www.tnsoybeanfestival.org or email [email protected] to pledge a volunteer community team.  Sponsored by: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Upsilon Gamma Zeta/Delta Iota Chapter, Martin Beautiful.

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HomeGrown Farmers Market @ Farmers Market
Aug 27 @ 8:00 am
Minecraft Farming Challenge @ Paul Meek Library UTM Campus
Aug 27 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

2 Sessions available for ages 10-15; Limited space, $10 fee; register early; Register online at www.tnsoybeanfestival.org/minecraft; Challenge winners will receive a $100 cash prize. Sponsored by Twin Oaks Technology, UTM College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences and NWTEC

Little Miss Soybean @ UTM Fine Arts Building/Harriett Fulton Theatre
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Pageant Begins at 9:00am, doors open at 8. Sponsored by: UT Federal Credit Union, Contact: Debbie Yeager 731-587-3126 ext. 255, Registration Required forms are online at http://www.tnsoybeanfestival.org/ or at Martin City Hall

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Minecraft Farming Challenge @ Paul Meek Library UTM Campus
Aug 27 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

2 Sessions available for ages 10-15; Limited space, $10 fee; register early; Register online at www.tnsoybeanfestival.org/minecraft; Challenge winners will receive a $100 cash prize. Sponsored by Twin Oaks Technology, UTM College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences and NWTEC

Sep
2
Fri
Friday Night Concert @ Festival Park Mainstage
Sep 2 @ 9:00 pm

Morris Day and The Time

Tickets available for purchase at www.tnsoybeanfestival.org, $10.00. Any remaining tickets will be available for $15 beginning at 6pm day of show at the Festival Park Ticket Box office located on the north end of Festival Park Main Stage area. Mainstage sponsor Soleil Garden Center and Bronze Recording Studio.

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Sep
3
Sat
HomeGrown Farmers Market @ Martin Farmers Market
Sep 3 @ 8:00 am
Elsa’s Magical Ice Cream Party @ University Center Ballroom
Sep 3 @ 11:00 am

$25 for child, $5 for accompanying adult, Children are encouraged to dress in their favorite Frozen character, princess or superhero costume to be entertained by Elsa, arts & crafts, storytime, and brunch. Any remaining tickets may be purchased at 9am day of show in the Boling University Center.

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The Bare Necessities of Making Music @ University Center Room 206
Sep 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Build your own musical instrument! This event will be a fun interactive workshop for children in the 4th and 5th grades that teaches participants the fundamentals of making music. Later that evening they will play their instruments alongside the Martin Community Band at 6pm in Virginia Weldon Park. Registration is available on line at www.tnsoybeanfestival.org

Magical Martin Day @ Virginia Weldon Park
Sep 3 @ 4:00 pm

A FREE event for everyone: children’s activity booths Superhero and Disney themed booths, drum circle, sidewalk chalk art contest and more.

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Martin Community Band with Taulbee @ Virginia Weldon Park
Sep 3 @ 6:00 pm

Martin Community Band performs Superhero/Disney music with guest vocalist, Rachel Taulbee

Fourth Annual Tennessee Soybean Festival Biodiesel Truck & Tractor Pull @ Martin Recreation Complex
Sep 3 @ 7:00 pm

Sponsored by: H & R Agri-Power, www.USAPullers.org, Admission: $10, ages 5 & under Free

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The School of Rock Nashville @ Festival Park Main Stage
Sep 3 @ 8:00 pm

No Charge, Sponsored by: Hamilton Ryker

Sep
4
Sun
3rd Annual Guitar As Art Contest & Exhibition @ Art Gallery,Fine Arts Building, UT Martin
Sep 4 @ 2:00 pm

Time: 2:00pm, Awards Ceremony 3:00pm – Location: Art Gallery, Fine Arts Building, UT-Martin. Showcasing guitars that have been artistically altered using any 2D media method.

Refreshments and live music.

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Sunday Sundown Concert and Fireworks Spectacular @ Martin Recreation Complex
Sep 4 @ 7:00 pm

Bring your family, a quilt and picnic to enjoy an entertaining evening with “Chris Collins & Boulder Canyon: Tribute to John Denver” followed by a spectacular Fireworks Celebration, Sponsored by Savant Learning Systems.

Sep
5
Mon
Talent Contest @ Virginia Weldon Park
Sep 5 @ 4:00 pm

12th Annual Tennessee Soybean Festival Talent Contest, Ages: 8 and under, 9-12 (Mid-South Fair Preliminary), 13-21 (Mid-South Fair Preliminary), 22 and older, Time: 4:00pm Juniors, 5:00pm Teens, Sponsored by Westview Key Club and WCMT; Click here for entry forms and more info.

 

Sep
6
Tue
Friends of the Library Used Book Sale @ C.E. Weldon Library
Sep 6 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
History of Farming Exhibit @ C.E. Weldon Library
Sep 6 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Senior Adult Rook Tournament @ The Gateway Center
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am

Sponsored by: The Gateway; HealthSouth Cane Creek

Soybean Festival Midway @ Historic Downtown Martin
Sep 6 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 7 @ 12:00 am

Amusement Rides and Games

Soybean Festival Parade @ University Street and Lindell Street
Sep 6 @ 6:30 pm

Grand Marshals, Mary Vowell, Jackie Vowell and The Vowell Family; Parade Route University Street and Lindell Street, Applications available online at www.tnsoybeanfestival.org Sponsored by: Simmons Bank and Broadcast sponsored by WLJT-DT

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TN Soybean Festival Parade
Sep 6 @ 6:30 pm

Join us for the 23rd Annual TN Soybean Festival Parade Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 in downtown Martin.

If you are interested in entering the parade please see the entry form below.

TN Soybean Festival Parade

Tuesday Night Concert @ Festival Park Main Stage
Sep 6 @ 8:30 pm

Brothers Osborne

Tickets: $7, purchase tickets online at www.tnsoybeanfestival.org. Any remaining tickets will be available for $10 beginning at 6pm day of show at the Festival Park Ticket Box office located on the north end of Festival Park Main Stage area. Main Stage Sponsor: Center Point Business Solutions

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Sep
7
Wed
Prayer Breakfast @ Central Baptist Church
Sep 7 @ 6:45 am
Friends of the Library Used Book Sale @ C.E. Weldon Library
Sep 7 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Senior Adult Dominoes @ The Gateway Center
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am

Sponsored by: The Gateway and Weakley County Nursing Home

The Crossroads Luncheon: A Celebration of Civic Organizations @ Boling University Center, Duncan Ballroom
Sep 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Martin Civic Organizations with guest speaker David Warren

 

Soybean Festival Midway @ Historic Downtown Martin
Sep 7 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 8 @ 12:00 am

Amusement Rides and Games

Community Health Awareness Fair @ Historic Downtown Martin
Sep 7 @ 5:30 pm

Sponsored by: Lions Club and Weakley County Interagency Council; In the event of inclement weather location will be First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

Faith & Community Night Dinner @ Historic Downtown Martin
Sep 7 @ 5:30 pm

Sponsor: Martin Area Ministerial Alliance & TN Free Community Dinner, Donations Accepted Soybean Promotion Council

Faith Community Night Concert @ Festival Park Main Stage
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm

Travis Cottrell and Local Community Choir

Sponsored by: Martin Area Ministerial Alliance, Love Offering will be collected

Sep
8
Thu
Farmers Breakfast @ Tennessee Tractor
Sep 8 @ 6:30 am

Speaker: TN Farm Bureau President, Jeff Aiken, Sponsored by: Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, Weakley County Farm Bureau, Weakley Farmers Co-Op, Tennessee Soybean Promotion Council, Tennessee Tractor

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale @ C.E. Weldon Library
Sep 8 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Soybean Sidewalk Sale @ Downtown Martin
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am

City-wide merchant and sidewalk sales; Sponsored by: Martin’s Tennessee Downtown Community and Martin Business Association, Thursday-Saturday, Download the Martin Business Association APP for special coupon savings!

Rotary Golf Tournament @ Persimmon Hills in Sharon TN
Sep 8 @ 11:00 am

Time: 11am – Lunch Served; Tee Time – 12 noon, Location: Persimmon Hills in Sharon, TN, Entry Fee and Prizes, Sponsored by: Martin Rotary Club for more information click here.

Panfilov’s Performing Pets @ Martin Farmers Market
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm

Martin Farmers Market Amazing performing Pet Show!

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Cow Town, USA @ C.E.Weldon Public Library parking lot
Sep 8 @ 12:30 pm

Sponsored by UT Federal Credit Union. The museum exhibit contains an old time creamery where patrons participate in preparing: a cow for milking — by hand or machine, and pasteurizing for a finished product

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

Sponsored by: The Gateway Center and Woodmen of the World

Cancer Crash Car Bash @ Historic Downtown Martin
Sep 8 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

5 minutes and a T-Shirt for $10 or 5 Swings for a $1, Proceeds go to Relay for Life, Location: Historic Downtown Martin, Sponsors: Harper’s Wrecker Service, UTM Relay for Life, A+ Auto Repair, Monograms & More, Jower’s Sign Company

Will also run Friday and Saturday nights

Cow Town, USA @ C.E. Weldon Public Library parking lot
Sep 8 @ 5:00 pm

Sponsored by UT Federal Credit Union. The museum exhibit contains an old time creamery where patrons participate in preparing: a cow for milking — by hand or machine, and pasteurizing for a finished product

Click here for more info.

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

Food, Entertainment, Carnival and Craft Vendors, Historic Downtown Martin

Panfilov’s Performing Pets @ Martin Farmers Market
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm

Amazing performing Pet Show!

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Cow Town, USA @ C.E. Weldon Public Library parking lot
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm

Sponsored by UT Federal Credit Union. The museum exhibit contains an old time creamery where patrons participate in preparing: a cow for milking — by hand or machine, and pasteurizing for a finished product.

Click here for more info.

Panfilov’s Performing Pets @ Martin Farmers Market
Sep 8 @ 8:00 pm

Amazing performing Pet Show!

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UT Martin Student Night @ Mainstage
Sep 8 @ 9:00 pm

Plain White T’s

Sponsor: UTM Student Activities Council, Tickets $15, purchase at www.tnsoybeanfestival.org;  Any remaining tickets will be available for $20 beginning at 6pm day of show at the Festival Park Ticket Box office located on the north end of Festival Park Main Stage area.

Entertainment Info

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Sep
9
Fri
Children’s Street Fair @ Historic Downtown Martin
Sep 9 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Sponsor: Union City Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Lunch Sponsor: Tennova Healthcare/ Volunteer Martin

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale @ C.E. Weldon Library
Sep 9 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Soybean Sidewalk Sale @ Downtown Martin
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am

City-wide merchant and sidewalk sales; Sponsored by: Martin’s Tennessee Downtown Community and Martin Business Association, Thursday-Saturday, Download the Martin Business Association APP for special coupon savings!

23rd Annual Chicken Crazy, Hog Wild BBQ Cook-off @ Weldon Park
Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm

Categories: Backyard Variety, Best Booth, Backyard Bird, Sponsor: Tyson Foods, Free BBQ Chicken at designated areas.

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Cancer Crash Car Bash @ Historic Downtown Martin
Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

5 minutes and a T-Shirt for $10 or 5 Swings for a $1, Proceeds go to Relay for Life, Location: Historic Downtown Martin, Sponsors: Harper’s Wrecker Service, UTM Relay for Life, A+ Auto Repair, Monograms & More, Jower’s Sign Company

Will also run Friday and Saturday nights

World Percussion Group/Jamaica Me Happy @ Virginia Weldon Park
Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm

The World Percussion Group and Jamaica Me Happy

Cow Town, USA @ C.E. Weldon Public Library Parking Lot
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm

Sponsored by UT Federal Credit Union. The museum exhibit contains an old time creamery where patrons participate in preparing: a cow for milking — by hand or machine, and pasteurizing for a finished product

Click here for more info.

Third Annual Sammies Bacon Eating Contest @ Virginia Weldon Park
Sep 9 @ 6:30 pm

Best. Meat. Ever. Sammies third 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 ten bacon eating spots available. Lock, Stock & Barrel challenge winners will have priority.  For specific rules visit Sammies Facebook page or stop by Sammies.

Panfilov’s Performing Pets @ Martin Farmers Market
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm

Amazing performing Pet Show!

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WCMT/Star 95.1 Singing Bee @ Weldon Park Stage
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm

Sponsor: WCMT/STAR 95.1

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

Vince Gill

Sponsor: Republic Services. Tickets: $15, available for purchase at www.tnsoybeanfestival.org; Any remaining tickets will be available for$20 beginning at 6pm day of show at the Festival Park Ticket Box office located on the north end of Festival Park Main Stage area.

Entertainment Info

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Sep
10
Sat
American Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary Pancake Breakfast @ American Legion Post 55
Sep 10 @ 6:30 am – 10:30 am

Ages 6 &under-$3, Ages 7& up-$5, Call in/pick up orders available by calling 731.587.4886.

Soybean Festival 5k Road Race/1 Mile Fun Walk @ Westview High School Back Parking Lot
Sep 10 @ 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.

Click here for the registration form.

20th Annual Soybean Festival Car and Bike Show @ First Baptist Church Parking Lot
Sep 10 @ 8:00 am
3rd Annual Soybean Softball Showcase @ Martin Recreation Complex
Sep 10 @ 8:00 am

Tournament runs all day.

HomeGrown Farmers Market @ University Street across from First Baptist Church
Sep 10 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Tent in open lot on University Street across from First Baptist Church

7th Annual Soybean Festival Disc Golf Tournament @ Harrison Road Complex
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am

Sponsor, Martin Parks and Recreation, www.bluegrassdiscgolf.org/martin

Panfilov’s Performing Pets @ Martin Farmers Market
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am

Amazing performing Pet Show!

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Reba Wade Singers @ Weldon Park Stage
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Soybean Sidewalk Sale @ Downtown Martin
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am

City-wide merchant and sidewalk sales; Sponsored by: Martin’s Tennessee Downtown Community and Martin Business Association, Thursday-Saturday, Download the Martin Business Association APP for special coupon savings!

Street Fair & Carnival @ Historic Downtown Martin
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – Sep 11 @ 12:00 am
Tennessee Soybean Festival West Tennessee Dairy Show @ Ned Ray McWherter Ag Pavailion UTM Campus
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am

Open and Junior Show, Juniors receive additional premium. Animals may arrive on September 9th. For additional information and registration click here.

All American Lumberjack Show @ Northeast Library Parking Lot
Sep 10 @ 11:00 am

Times: 11:00am, 2pm, 6pm

Kids Lumberjack Camp at 3pm; Location: Northeast Library Parking Lot; Exciting Chain Saw Competition, Log Rolling, Crowd involvement, Sponsored by First Citizens National Bank

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Alpha Gamma Rho and TSF Cornhole Tournament @ University Street across from First Baptist Church
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm

Tent in open lot on University Street across from First Baptist Church, Online registration at www.tnsoybeanfestival.org

Reba Wade Singers @ Weldon Park Stage
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
All American Lumberjack Show @ Northwest Library Parking Lot
Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm

Times: 11:00am, 2pm, 6pm

Kids Lumberjack Camp at 3pm; Location: Northeast Library Parking Lot; Exciting Chain Saw Competition, Log Rolling, Crowd involvement, Sponsored by First Citizens National Bank

Click here for more info.

Pet Show @ Virginia Weldon Park
Sep 10 @ 3:00 pm

Time: Registration: 3pm, Event: 4pm – Virginia Weldon Park, Sponsored by: Weakley County Animal Clinic

Cancer Crash Car Bash @ Historic Downtown Martin
Sep 10 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

5 minutes and a T-Shirt for $10 or 5 Swings for a $1, Proceeds go to Relay for Life, Location: Historic Downtown Martin, Sponsors: Harper’s Wrecker Service, UTM Relay for Life, A+ Auto Repair, Monograms & More, Jower’s Sign Company

Will also run Friday and Saturday nights

Cow Town, USA @ C.E. Weldon Public Park Parking Lot
Sep 10 @ 5:00 pm

Sponsored by UT Federal Credit Union. The museum exhibit contains an old time creamery where patrons participate in preparing: a cow for milking — by hand or machine, and pasteurizing for a finished product.

Click here for more info.

Panfilov’s Performing Pets @ Martin Farmers Market
Sep 10 @ 5:00 pm

Amazing performing Pet Show!

Click here for more info.

All American Lumberjack Show @ Northwest Library Parking Lot
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm

Times: 11:00am, 2pm, 6pm

Click here for more info.

Kids Lumberjack Camp at 3pm; Location: Northeast Library Parking Lot; Exciting Chain Saw Competition, Log Rolling, Crowd involvement, Sponsored by First Citizens National Bank

Cow Town, USA @ C.E. Weldon Public Library Parking Lot
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm

Cow Town, USA

Sponsored by UT Federal Credit Union

The museum exhibit contains an old time creamery where patrons participate in preparing: a cow for milking — by hand or machine, and pasteurizing for a finished product.

Panfilov’s Performing Pets @ Martin Farmers Market
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm

Amazing performing Pet Show!

Click here for more info.

Saturday Night Concert @ Festival Park Main Stage
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm

Blood Sweat & Tears — Time: 7:00pm     Three Dog Night — 9:00pm

Tickets: $15, available for purchase at www.tnsoybeanfestival.org; Any remaining tickets will be available for $20 beginning at 5pm day of show at the Festival Park Ticket Box office located on the north end of Festival Park Main Stage area. Mainstage Sponsor: Vowell & Sons

Entertainment Info

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Saturday Night Concert @ Festival Park Main Stage
Sep 10 @ 9:00 pm

Blood Sweat & Tears — Time: 7:00pm

 Three Dog Night — 9:00pm

Tickets: $15, available for purchase at www.tnsoybeanfestival.org; Any remaining tickets will be available for $20 beginning at 5pm day of show at the Festival Park Ticket Box office located on the north end of Festival Park Main Stage area. Mainstage Sponsor: Vowell & Sons

Entertainment Info

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Sep
11
Sun
Sodexo Sunday Brunch @ Skyhawk Dining Hall, UT Martin Boling University Center
Sep 11 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

$10.82 per person, Children 10 & under $5.08