July 4- Beaver Dam Fireworks Show. Fireworks begin around 8:30. Call 731-584-5338 for more information.
July 4- Annual display of Independence Day fireworks Extravganza . Karaoke, and street party begins at 4:00 pm. Fireworks begin at dark. Mindy's Cafe will be open with extended hours from 10-9. You can pre order racks of ribs and other BBQ items. Free poppers and snow cones for the kids. This is a free event , but donations will be graciously accepted. Call Birdsong Resort at 731-584-7880 or 731-584-1996 for more information.
July 10- Water Color Class at DayMaker Cafe 6:00 pm. Artist Tim Pafford will take you from drawing to finished watercolor over the course of two hours. No previous experience necessary. The cost is $50 per person with limited space available. For more information or to register please call DayMaker Cafe at 731-213-2020.
July 11- Tennessee RiverLine- Do you enjoy paddling or boating on the Tennessee River, or walking, hiking and biking along its banks? Want more access to do this in Benton County?
Register to attend Tennessee RiverLine 652 to YOU on Thursday, July 11, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Tennessee River Folklife Interpretive Center and Museum to contribute to the vision for North America's next great regional trail system. Event is free and open to all. Please call the Park Office at 731-584-6356 for more information.
July 20- History Session Series- World War I 2:00 pm- 3:30 pm. Lori Lockhart, archivist with the Tennessee State Library, will present a session on World War I with a focus on Benton County at the Folk Life Museum. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call the Park office at 731-584-6356.
July 25- Community Cares Event Camden Central High School Gymnasium 2-5 p.m. Featuring Stuff The Bus Back To School Bash. More information coming soon!
July 27- Legend Cruisers Car Club Cruise-In on the Court Square Camden TN. 4:00 PM until ?. Music, Concessions, Door Prizes, and much more. For more information contact Kyle at 731-441-8455 or Tucker at 731-584-5535
August- 3- Every 1st Saturday in August TWRA holds the annual West Tennessee duck blind drawing at the Big Sandy City Park. Vendors , food, games, and fun during this sportsman's frenzy- free admission to the public. For more information contact the Big Sandy Chamber of Commerce at 731-593-3213.
August 30-31- Bargain Highway- The annual 30-mile yard sales stretches itself through Benton County every Friday & Saturday of Labor Day weekend. Following Highway 69 from Big Sandy to Holladay, the highway is densely populated with anxious sellers of second-hand treasures. Contact the Benton County Chamber of Commerce for more information. 731-584-8395.
September 21- Rock n' Race Weekend- Every 3rd weekend in September, the Eva Music and Arts Festival includes the best in local performers, arts, crafts, food and more. To add to the excitement, the Friends of Nathan Bedford Forest State Park has partnered with the Camden Central High School Rebound Club to bring you The Amazing Race. Two person teams will compete in a variety of sports including biking, canoeing, and running. For further information call the Park office at 731-584-6356.
September 23-28- The Benton County Fair beginning annual on the 4th Monday of September , the week-long event offers a carnival, live entertainment, nightly events, 4-H competition, pageants for all age groups, antique tractor shows, food booths, concessions, and local competitor creations on exhibit. For more details and information contact 731-584-7557.
September 28- National Public Lands Day. Every 4th Saturday in September, Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park joins Tennessee State Parks with a conservation and preservation awareness day. A variety of events and service projects planned, including litter clean-ups, trail maintenance, hikes and even a few canoe floats. Events are being held at different times throughout the day. For more information call the Park Office at 731-584-6356.
October 26- Haunted Trail. On the Saturday closest to Halloween at Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park. Every year near Halloween the Polk Creek Trail is visited by ghosts and ghouls of all kinds. Take a wagon ride from Shelter 1 to this ghostly site and be prepared for a scare!. For more information call the Park office at 731-584-6356.
November 2- Camden Merchant's Christmas Open House. Kick off the Christmas Season the first weekend in November with the Camden Merchants Association's Christmas Open House event. Sales, specials and refreshments.
November 1-2- Battle of Johnsonville Commemorative Living History Event- 1st Friday & Saturday of November. There will be artillery, infantry, calvary, and civilian demonstrations taking place at Eva Beach Day- Use Area in Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park and throughout Johnsonville State Historic Area. For further information please call the Park office at 731-584-6356.
November 29- "The Day After Thanksgiving Hike". Always the Friday after Thanksgiving at Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park. Open to the public.
Trail ranges from 1-3 miles. For more information call the Park office at 731-584-6356.
November 30- Lighting of :The Knob". One of the most spectacular events you will see during the Christmas season occurs on the last Saturday of each November at the top of Pilot Knob in Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park. Thousands of lights, refreshments, holiday music, and an appearance by Santa Claus himself. For more information call the Park office at 731-584-6356.
December 14- Camden Christmas Parade- Santa Claus rolls down West Main Street at 3:00 every 2nd Saturday in December. For more information call the Benton County/Camden Chamber of Commerce at 731-584-8395.