Centerville Weekend Offers Quilts, Crafts, & Banana Pudding!

August 27, 2015 in Editorials

One of the best ways to celebrate fall is to head to Centerville on the first weekend in October. Three popular annual events, in this small middle Tennessee town on October 2nd, 3rd & 4th , help welcome our favorite season. Kicking off the weekend at noon on Friday is the 10th Annual Quilt Show. This year’s show is called the Quilter’s Voice and 150 handcrafted and machine-made quilts will be on display. You can sign up for door prizes, a quilt giveaway and choose from a variety of quilted items to buy. That show is at the First Baptist Church at 123 Church Street from noon til 6 on Friday and 9am to 4:30pm on Saturday. Also on Saturday is the “Autumn in the Country” Arts & Crafts Show from 9 til 4 on the Centerville Square. Local artisans will gather on the courthouse lawn with artwork, woodworking, jewelry, sewing, jams and baked goods. It’s a great way to get an early start on holiday shopping.

Finally, the weekend’s biggest event celebrates one of the south’s favorite desserts – Banana Pudding! The 6th Annual National Banana Pudding Festival is both Saturday and Sunday at the beautiful Centerville River Park. This national award-winning event has become a huge favorite with thousands of people visiting it from around the country. Saturday morning will feature the live on-stage National Banana Pudding Cook-off where the nation’s best banana pudding will be selected. This year the festival is introducing a Restaurant Cook-off on Saturday afternoon where several restaurants will compete for bragging rights to the restaurant with the best banana pudding in America. Favorites like the Puddin’ Path and puddin’ eating contests will be back plus several more vendors will be at this year’s festival offering a wide variety of crafts and food. Another great roster of entertainment will be performing both days.  There are lots activities for the entire family. The “Little Nanners” kid’s area includes several games some of which are free. Hours are Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday from Noon to 5 pm. Admission is $5 for school age and up. Active Duty Military members get in free with ID. There is plenty of parking and a shuttle will be available on Saturday between the festival and the Centerville square. Find out more about all three Centerville events on the Visit Centerville Facebook page.

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