Festival Schedule


Aug
26
Sat
Home Sweet Home Clean Up @ Virginia Weldon Park
Aug 26 @ 6:45 am
Martin Beautiful: Home Sweet Home @ Virginia Weldon Park
Aug 26 @ 7:00 am

Sponsored by: Martin Beautiful, Weakley County Litter Grant, UTM Recycles!

Time: 7:00am – Location: Virginia Weldon Park, Four Locations have been predetermined for clean-up sites. Please register at www.tnsoybeanfestival.org

Hometown clean up

Clean Up Registration

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
Minecraft Farming Challenge @ UTM Gooch Hall Room 325
Sep 2 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Each Session Winner will receive $100 CASH!!!

Eventbrite - Minecraft Farming Challenge

Minecraft Farming Challenge Rules and Instructions

 
Tennessee Soybean Festival West Tennessee Dairy Show @ Ned Ray McWherter Ag Pavilion on UTM Campus
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am

 

10:00am Jr. Show and Open Show

 

Exhibitors and animals may arrive on September 1st if necessary.

 

Cash Prizes

 

Judge Jeffrey Turner

 

For more information contact Freeman Brundige at 731.446.6248

Minecraft Farming Challenge @ UTM Gooch Hall Room 325
Sep 2 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Each Session Winner will receive $100 CASH!!!

Eventbrite - Minecraft Farming Challenge

Minecraft Farming Challenge Rules and Instructions

 
5th 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
Optimist Club 22nd Annual Bicycle Rodeo @ Martin Recreation Complex
Sep 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Time: 4-6pm – Location: Martin Recreation Complex- Soccer Parking Lot, Registration begins at 3:30 and children of all ages are welcome to participate. For more information visit www.tnsoybeanfestival.org.

Sponsored by: Martin Optimist Club & Martin Pilot Club

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
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].

Magical Martin Day @ Virginia Weldon Park
Sep 4 @ 3:30 pm

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

Martin Community Band with Rachel Taulbee @ Virginia Weldon Park
Sep 4 @ 5:30 pm

Time: 5:30pm – Location:Virginia Weldon Park – Martin Community Band performs Superhero/Disney music with guest vocalist, Rachel Taulbee

Talent Contest @ Festival Park
Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm

Time: 6:00pm, Location: Festival Park MainStage,13th 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

Sponsored by: Westview Key Club, WCMT-Thunderbolt Broadcasting, Martin Kiwanis Club

Below are guidelines and entry forms for the talent show:

8 years and under

2017 Entry Form – 8 and under

2017 Information Sheet – 8 and Under

9 years – 12 years old

2017 Mid-South Fair Entry Form – Junior Division (same form used for TN Soybean Festival Preliminary Talent Show)

2017 Mid-South Fair Entry Form Pages 4,5,6,7 – Senior Division (same form used for the TN Soybean Festival Preliminary Talent Show)

2017 Information Sheet for 9-12 years old

13 year – 21 years old

 2017 Mid-South Fair Entry Form Page 1,2,3 – Senior Division (same form used for the TN Soybean Festival Preliminary Talent Show)

2017 Information Sheet 13-21 year old

22 years and over

2017 Information Sheet for 22 and over

2017 Entry Form – Ages 22 and older

 

Mid-South Fair 2017 Contest Schedule

 Mid-South Fair 2017 Prizes 

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.

Click here for the parade application.

 

 

 

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

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

Sponsored by: Martin Area Ministerial Alliance

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale @ CE Weldon Library
Sep 6 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
History of Farming Exhibit @ CE Weldon Library
Sep 6 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Faith & Community Night Concert @ First Baptist Church
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm

Sponsored by: Martin Area Ministerial Alliance

Time: 7:00pm, Location: First Baptist Church Sanctuary, Featuring the Martin Area Community Choir, Love offering will benefit the Martin Area Ministerial Alliance. 

Alpha Gamma Rho Cornhole Tournament @ Lindell Street
Sep 6 @ 7:30 pm

Time: 7:30pm – Location: Lindell Street, Registration begins at 7:00pm, $20 registration fee per team; $200 1st place, $50 2nd place, $20 3rd place

Sponsored by: Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity

Sep
7
Thu
The TN Soybean Festival Farmers Breakfast @ Tennessee Tractor
Sep 7 @ 6:30 am

Time: 6:30am – Location: Tennessee Tractor, Speaker: Commissioner Jai Templeton, State of Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture

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 @ CE Weldon Library
Sep 7 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
History of Farming Exhibit @ CE Weldon Library
Sep 7 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
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

 

The BMX Pros Stunt Show @ City of Martin Municipal Building Parking Lot
Sep 7 @ 4:00 pm
The BMX Pros Stunt Show @ City of Martin Municipal Building Parking Lot
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm
The BMX Pros Stunt Show @ City of Martin Municipal Building Parking Lot
Sep 7 @ 7:30 pm
Sep
8
Fri
Friends of the Library Used Book Sale @ CE Weldon Library
Sep 8 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
History of Farming Exhibit @ CE Weldon Library
Sep 8 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
24th Annual Chicken Crazy, Hog Wild BBQ Cook-off @ Weldon Park
Sep 8 @ 5:00 pm

Time: 5:00pm- Location: Weldon Park, Categories: Backyard Variety, Best Booth, Backyard Bird, Sponsor: Tyson Foods, Free BBQ Chicken at designated areas.

2017 Soybean Festival Chicken Crazy & Hog Wild BBQ Cook-Off Entry Form

The US Air Force Video Gaming Trailer @ TSF Street Fair
Sep 8 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Sponsored by: US Air Force

World Percussion Group @ Virginia Weldon Park
Sep 8 @ 5:00 pm
The BMX Pros Stunt Show @ City of Martin Municipal Building Parking Lot
Sep 8 @ 6:00 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.

Homegrown Westview Charger Football
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm

Time: 7:00pm – Location: Hardy Graham Football Stadium UT Martin, Support our hometown team, the Westview Chargers, as they take on MLK High School

The Gap Party at the Opera House
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 9 @ 12:00 am

Time: 7:00pm-11:30pm – Location:N. Lindell St.; Come out and enjoy live music in the Gap by “Mid Life Crisis”!

The BMX Pros Stunt Show @ City of Martin Municipal Building Parking Lot
Sep 8 @ 8:00 pm
Cadillac’s Soybean Festival Celebration @ Cadillac's Parking Lot
Sep 8 @ 9:30 pm

Start Time: 9:30pm-close – Location: Cadillac’s Parking Lot Church St.; Celebrate the TN Soybean Festival at Cadillac’s Bar and Grill with live music featuring the band “Hot Wired”.

The BMX Pros Stunt Show @ City of Martin Municipal Building Parking Lot
Sep 8 @ 10:00 pm
Sep
9
Sat
American Legion Ladies’ Auxillary Pancake Breakfast @ American Legion Post 55
Sep 9 @ 6:30 am – 10:30 am
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

21st Annual Car & Bike Show @ First Baptist Church
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am
Break for Bach @ CE Weldon Library
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
The BMX Pros Stunt Show @ City of Martin Municipal Building Parking Lot
Sep 9 @ 11:00 am
Weakley County Animal Clinic Pet Show and Competition
Sep 9 @ 4:00 pm

Show Time:4:00pm – Location: Virginia Weldon Park; Free contestant/pet registration begins at 3:00pm in the park. FREE SHOW

Sponsored by: Weakley County Animal Clinic

The BMX Pros Stunt Show @ City of Martin Municipal Building Parking Lot
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm
The Gap Party at the Opera House
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 10 @ 11:30 pm

Time: 7:00pm-11:30pm – Location:N. Lindell St, Come out and enjoy live music in the Gap by “Scott Myatt”!

The BMX Pros Stunt Show @ City of Martin Municipal Building Parking Lot
Sep 9 @ 8:00 pm
Cadillac’s Soybean Festival Celebration @ Cadillac's Parking Lot
Sep 9 @ 9:30 pm

Start Time: 9:30pm-close, Location: Cadillac’s Parking Lot Church St.; Celebrate the TN Soybean Festival at Cadillac’s Bar and Grill with live music featuring the band “Avonlea”.