Hickman County Offers Two Great Festivals in One Weekend

August 29, 2012 in Editorials

One of the great things about autumn is getting in your car and exploring the wonderful fall festivals in our area. Two events definitely worth a drive happen on Saturday, Oct. 6 in Centerville, Tenn. The first celebrates all things banana pudding. The National Banana Pudding Festival is only in its third year but has become such a popular event that it was selected as a Top 20 Event in the Southeastern U.S. Join the live audience for a highly competitive Banana Pudding Cook Off. Sample your way down the “Pudding Path” where you can taste a variety of Banana Pudding recipes. Now that you have had your dessert first, enjoy a wide variety of Southern comfort foods. But this festival is not just about eating – there will be arts and crafts displays, two stages of great music & entertainment plus lots of activities for the kids. Visit www.bananapuddingfest.org to find out more.

A quick drive across town (shuttle buses are available) gets you to a feast of a different kind. The 7th Annual Hickman County Quilt Show is a feast for your eyes as you wander through more than 200 handcrafted quilts that are on display at the First Baptist Church in downtown Centerville. The theme for the 2012 show is “Stitched with Love”! Folks who love to create quilts and those who admire the creative quilting work of others will especially enjoy this event. A beautiful king size hand quilted “Star Quilt” will be given away on Saturday afternoon. There will also be miniature and doll quilts and other quilted items available for sale. The Quilt Show runs from 9 – 4:30 on Saturday. Can’t wait for Saturday? Stop by Friday, Oct. 5 from noon until 6 p.m.  You can find out more by calling (931) 729-4464 or visit them on Facebook at Hickman County Quilt Guild.