Tourism


For detail information regarding any event or item on this page, contact the Chamber.

State Park:

Weakley County is a beautiful place with wonderful natural resources, such as Big Cypress Tree State National Park located in Greenfield, TN. For information regarding the park, call 731-235-2700, or like them on FaceBook: Friends of Big Cypress State Natural Area/Park

Golf Course:

Persimmon Hills Golf Course, Sharon, TN – An 18-hole regulation length golf course. This short layout has adquate length for a regulation course. Wide fairways and not too difficult approach shots and greens await golfers looking for low scores here. Driving Range is available.
FaceBook: Persimmon Hills Golf Course
Steven Scott 
(731) 456-2323

Click here for the West Tennessee Festival and Event Guide (PDF)
(courtesy of Weststar Leadership)

Local festivals / events:

Fiddlesticks Festival, Greenfield TN – Held in April. A local family who owns a carnival business started the event to give back to the community. The name comes from the hand-made ice cream treat often seen at the event…vanilla ice cream dipped in chocolate and rolled in peanuts. Website: www.greenfieldtn.com
James Roy Pope
731-235-3576

Tennessee Iris Festival, Dresden TN – usually held in late April / early May. The Iris Festival provides many events, such as the opening ceremonies, beauty pageants, LIVE entertainment, Iris Flower Show, parade, street fair, and more! For more information, visit the website: www.tennesseeirisfestival.net or like them on FaceBook: Tennessee Iris Festival
City of Dresden
731-364-2270

Tater Town Special, Gleason TN – Held in August, it celebrates Gleason as the capital of sweet potato plants. Events include gospel singing, BBQ cookoff, parade, craft fair, class reunions, live entertainment, and more.
Website: www.gleasononline.com
Cile Weddington
731-648-5505

Tennessee Soybean Festival, Martin TN – usually held in late August / early September. The Soybean Festival provides fun for the family, community BBQ, LIVE entertainment every night, street Fair, MTD Car Show; Parade, Mayor’s Luncheon, and more. For more information, see website: www.tnsoybeanfestival.org or like them on FaceBook: TN Soybean Festival
City of Martin
731-588-2507

Corn and Music Fest, Sharon TN – Held in September, the event seeks to promote tourism and community involvement with a cemetary walk, free city-wide BBQ, fireworks, health fair, pet show, corn-eating contest, quilt show street dance, parade 5K run, live entertainment, and more.
FaceBook: Sharon Corn And Music Festival
City of Sharon
731-456-2122

Fire Prevention Festival, Greenfield TN – Held in October and emphasizes fire safety to the community. Events include Smokey The Bear and Fire Pup, free fire truck rides, LIFELINE blood mobile, arts and crafts fair, car show, and more.
Website: www.greenfieldtn.com
Bob Dudley
731-234-6896

UT Martin Homecoming, Martin TN – Held in October, it provides UT Martin Alumni the opportunity to come back to campus and visit. Events include the football game, Quad City, rope-pull, pyramid building, and more.
Website: www.utmforever.com
Office of Alumni Relations
731-881-7610

Santa’s Village, Martin TN – held in December. Santa’s Village accepts donations for admission. Events include a holiday fantasy land, an MTD train display, horse-drawn wagon rides, petting farm, craft fair, and live entertainment.
Website: www.cityofmartin.net
Martin Parks and Recreation
731-587-6784

Museum:

Discovery Park of America, Union City, TN – “Discovery Center’s 70,000 square feet of space will feature exhibits related to regional history, natural history, alternative energy, Native American history, the arts, science/space/industry, congressional forums, wildlife, and special exhibits. Traveling exhibits from the Smithsonian and other museums will be featured on a rotating basis. There will be themed exhibit buildings, a grand hall conference and convention center, botanical gardens and green areas, and working farm fields and gardens. There will also be outdoor areas disignated for exhibits, such as antique cars, aircraft, and alternative energy. An amphitheater that can serve a variety of educational, entertainment, and cultural purposes is also planned. The grounds and other facilities will be available for weddings and receptions.”
Web site: www.discoveryparkofamerica.com
FaceBook: DiscoveryParkofAmerica
Toll free: (877) 885-5455; Local: (731) 885-5455

Ned R. McWherter Room, Weakley County Library, Dresden, TN – “In the back of the Ned R. McWherter County Library is the Ned R. McWherter Room. The room is dedicated in the Loving Memory of the governor’s parents Lucille and Harmon McWherter. The room is a part of the Library he built and furnished as a gift to his home county. The room reveals photos ranging from family to presidents and foreign leaders. There is memorabilia tracing his life from childhood to Governor…
The Governor stated: “I just wanted the kids from this area to be able to come to the library, go through the room, and maybe see that you can grow up here, born in circumstances like I was, my Mama and Daddy were sharecroppers, but if you work hard enough and put forth the effort, you can be governor or in congress of even president.’ ”
The public may view the room during library hours:
341 Linden St.
Dresden, TN 38225
FaceBook: Ned R McWherter Weakley County Library
(731) 364-2678
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Pecan Grove Bed and Breakfast, Martin, TN – Offering a small wedding chapel or outdoor weddings, warm and cozy bed and breakfast featuring rustic, romantic cabins, and antique collections. A lifetime collection of 27 antique cars, 4 acres of antiques including a 1930’s drug store, the Corvette Shed, and much more.
520 N. College St.
Martin, TN 38237
Web site: www.pecangrovebandb.com
FaceBook: Pecan Grove Bed & Breakfast
(731) 587-1918

Tennessee Tourism:

Tennessee Department of Tourism Development – “Explore the great state of Tennessee. Cross our wide state, and along the way, meet entertaining folks, experience warm smiles, and feel the rhythm of original music. Our legendary landscape of whispering rivers, ancient mountains, and awe-inspiring natural wonders speaks to every generation and creates a grand playground for exhilarating adventures.” “Scenic beauty, outdoor adventures, Southern hospitality, and a rich heritage of music and arts make Tennessee the place to be.”
Web site: www.tnvacation.com
FaceBook: Tennessee Vacation
For free vacation guide: 1-800-462-8366 or email guide@tnvacation.com