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Children, youth will find fun at 17th Annual Tennessee Soybean Festival

Children, youth will find fun at 17th Annual Tennessee Soybean Festival

Posted: Friday, August 27, 2010 3:13 pm

WCP 8-26-10 A talent show and musical contests, parade, street fair, pet show and carnival, all scheduled with children and youth in mind, are planned during the 17th Annual Tennessee Soybean Festival, Sept. 4-12, in Martin.
The sixth annual Miss Soybean Festival Pageant is slated for Sept. 4 at the University of Tennessee at Martin Student Life Center. The pageant begins at 10 a.m. and will include categories for ages 0 months to 19 years. Call 731-587-7333 for more information.
The sixth annual Soybean Festival Talent Contest, with categories for contestants ages 8 and younger, 9-12, 13-21 and 22 and older, will be Sept. 6, on the downtown stage. The junior competition will be at 6 p.m. The competition serves as a Mid-South Fair Preliminary Contest for participants ages 13-21, who will compete at 7 p.m., along with those 22 and older. Call 731-587-5549 for more information.
The Tennessee Soybean Festival Parade will begin at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 7, in the parking lot of Graham Stadium at UT Martin. An entry fee is required and prizes will be awarded. Call Jeff Capps or Regina Vickers, at 731-587-9561, for more information.
Also popular with children and youth is the carnival with food, entertainment and craft vendors beginning at 5 p.m., Sept. 7, downtown, and continuing through Saturday night.
The School Children’s Street Fair and lunch will take place from 9 a.m-1 p.m., Sept. 10, in downtown Martin. Call 731-588-2507 for more information.
The Soybean Idol contest semi-finals will be Sept. 5 and culminate with the final competition/performance, Sept. 7, on the downtown stage. The winner will perform on stage at 8:30 p.m., prior to the John Michael Montgomery concert, Sept. 11. Call 731-885-1240 for more information.
Children and youth can participate in “The Singing Bee” live game show program at 7 p.m., Sept. 11, at Weldon Park. Call 731-587-9526 for more information.
Rounding out festival events and activities that will attract children include Saturday’s lineup of the Soybean Festival 5K Road Race/1 Mile Fun Walk at 7:30 a.m., at the Martin Recreation Complex; a disc golf tournament at 9 a.m., at the Harrison Road Complex; youth soccer opening day matches beginning at 9 a.m., at the recreation complex; a pet show, with registration at 3 p.m. and the show at 4 p.m. at Weldon Park; and a sidewalk chalk art contest, with check-in at 9 a.m. at the Arts Co-op and drawing from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., downtown, (preregistration required). Contact numbers are as follows: road race/fun walk, 731-587-9572; disc golf, 731-587-6784; soccer, 731-514-6023; pet show, 731-587-5319; and chalk art contest, 731-587-3148.
A bicycle rodeo is planned Sept. 12, with registration at 1:30 p.m. and events at 2 p.m. at the recreation complex. Call 731-881-7766 for more information. Also planned on Sunday is Punt, Pass and Kick Competition for ages 8-15 at 1:30 p.m. at the recreation complex. Call 731-587-6784 for information.
A host of other activities for all ages are featured at this year’s festival. Visit or call 731-588-2507 for more information.


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