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Places to go and people to see

Places to go and people to see

Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 8:01 pm

Back by popular demand is the Oktoberfest celebration, which will be held in Festival Park in downtown Martin on Oct. 8.
Games such as cornhole, a pumpkin carving contest, bobbing for apples, football toss, best Halloween costume, bean bag toss, egg toss, horseshoes, sack race, tug-o-war and many  other games and activities appropriate for a wide range of ages will be provided during the event.
Businesses will be responsible for awarding the  prizes to the winners. The event will take place  from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and a sponsorship will be a great way to promote a business and show support for the local community, a spokesperson said.
To learn more about becoming a part of Oktoberfest or for more information, call Lynn Harper at 587-6661 or Lynette Wagster at 431-8156.
Oct. 15
Big Cypress Tree Festival
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This year’s festival will feature Reelfoot Lake’s famous Birds of Prey program, award-winning naturalist Scott Shupe’s World of Reptiles and a band from Sharon, The Gospel Sound. Other festival attractions include arts and crafts vendors and Project Graduation food.
The festival will open at 9 a.m. Arts and crafts will be ready to do business at 9 and will be open for business until 3.
Fall Folklore Jamboree
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
UT AgResearch and Education Center and West Tennessee Agricultural Museum in Milan
The Fall Folklore Jamboree features more than 130 friendly folk artists demonstrating traditional farming, cooking and home life skills.  You can see a blacksmith in action, watch mules plow a field, and shop for unique items like homemade soaps, candles and brooms.  Plus, a long lineup of award winning gospel and bluegrass bands will be making music all day on an outdoor stage. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children ages 3-12.  Parking is free.
Oct. 29
PADUCAH – Bill Samuels Jr., who led Maker’s Mark™ from small family distillery in Kentucky to global icon, will be the featured guest at the Carson Center Distiller’s Dinner.  The seventh annual Distiller’s Dinner will take place at the Carson Center in historic downtown Paducah, Ky.  
Reservations are required.  The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a reception with Samuels.  
Artisan Kitchen will serve a five-course gourmet dinner with a Southern flair in a spectacular setting on stage in the main theatre.  During the dinner, Samuels will make informal remarks. Beverage options will include Maker’s Mark™, Maker’s 46™, house wine or beer, and soft drinks. Individual tickets or tables may be purchased by calling (270) 443-9932, ext. 240.

Nov. 5
2011 4th annual Veterans Parade
10 a.m.
Sponsored by Rolling Thunder TN Chapter 6. There are no entry fees to participate in the parade. Veterans will be offered transportation during the event. Parade line-up will begin at UT Martin’s Hardy M. Graham Stadium parking lot.
The route will follow University Street to Lindell Street in downtown Martin.
To participate, call Patricia Laird at 587-9742 (day) or 364-5766 (evening).  

wcp 10/6/11


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