January 25- Photography Hike Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park.12:00-3:00. Meet Ranger Josh at the Pilot Knob Interpretive Center for a 2 mile round trip hike the lake. Follow a trail system until you get to the bottom of the ridge, and then go off trail to the lake. Multiple opportunities along the route for nature and wildlife photographs, including an Eagles nest along the route. Hike back to the museum where popcorn and coffee will be available. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes and bring water and your camera! A $5.00 charge per person is the cost for the hike. For more information call the park office at 731-593-6445.
March 21-Miss Bluegrass Fiddlers and Bluegrass Jamboree Pageant at Holladay School. Beauty pageant open to all girls ages 0-21. The 16-21 year age group winner will pre-qualify to participate in the Humboldt Strawberry Festival. For more information call Holladay School at 731-584-6487.
April 4- Astronomy Day at Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park. The 1st Saturday in April (in the event of falling on Easter weekend, this event shifts to the 2nd Saturday in April). Bernard Seyfert Astronomical Society will be on site with a variety of observational equipment and a wealth of knowledge to help us understand the mysteries of the night sky. Programs are scheduled throughout the day. For more information call the park office at 731-593-6445.
April- Old time Bluegrass and Fiddler's Jamboree. Held annually the 3rd week in April. Festivities include a beauty pageant, parade, street dance, variety shows, and Bluegrass and Fiddlers' competitions. Located at Holladay School. For more information please call 731-584-2217.
May 16- Storytelling Event Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park. Every third Saturday in May, storytellers gather around the campfire across from Happy Hollow Campground at the ball field to share stories and tall tales. Bring your lawn chair and snacks and enjoy pleasant company and refreshments provided by the Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park. For more information call the park office at 731-593-6445.
May 23- Big Sandy Spring Festival , Big Sandy TN. Always the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. Festivities include a parade, vendors, food, activities, live entertainment, and more! This event happens at Big Sandy City Park. For more information call the Big Sandy City Hall at 731-593-3213.
June 6- National Trails Day- The first Saturday of June Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park joins with all the Tennessee State Parks in this American Hiking Society's celebration weekend. Outdoor enthusiasts participate in educational exhibits , trail dedications. gear demonstration, instructional workshops and trail projects. Offering a variety of ranger-led day hikes, night hikes, history hiked, nature hikes or trail clean-up hikes. Something for everyone. For more information call the park office at 731-593-6445.
June 13- Junior Ranger Camp at Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park. On the second, third, and fourth Saturday's in June- dependent on the age of the participating "Junior Ranger". For more information or to register please call the park at 731-593-6445.